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Discuss legionnaires risk assessment at UK Plumbers Forums; I do quite a bit of work in care homes. They all have to comply with risk assessments and schematic drawings and a full breakdown of temp checks shower descaling ...
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    Default Re: legionnaires risk assessment

    I do quite a bit of work in care homes. They all have to comply with risk assessments and schematic drawings and a full breakdown of temp checks shower descaling etc.
    You can download a copy of L8 on the hse website.
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    My understanding is that if you are a landlord there is now a legal obligation to carry out a legionella risk assessment on those properties.

    However, you do not need to be a plumber, approved plumber or legionella qualified. Also anyone can download a blank risk assessment template via a Google search/download, performing a risk assessment does not mean that disinfection is required.

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    This is also different in commercial settings, schools, care homes, hospitals etc.

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    Leezygeezer.

    There is no legal obligation to specifically carry out a legionella test. The nonsense banded around by estate and letting agents is designed purely to generate THEM income from mug landlords.

    There IS However, under exsiting legislation which has been in place for over 20 years, an obligation and duty of care from a landlords perspective to ensure there is no possibility of legionella developing. If, for example, there is more than one shower head, the landlord must issues instructions to ensure the tenent knows how often to run teh unused to make sure its safe.

    The legislation does not call for a plumber specifically you are correct. However, it calls for a competent person who is, much more importantly, someone who can assess an installation.

    The ability to assess an installation means understand what a building is likely to have installed, to be able to recognise that having one thing installed almost always means somethng else is hidden away for example. The simple fact of teh matter is that it would be a rare individual who had the ability and knowledge to do that without being soemhow heavily involved in plumbing or building services. This, I suspect, is what you meant by your second post.
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    Page45 of hsg274 is specific on the responsibility of landlords, it is non specific on how this should be applied in practice though.

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    From my understanding a risk assessment must be carried out, anyone could do this and say there appears to be minimum risk at the time of the assessment although that doesn't mean there isn't a dead leg under the floor it just means everything looks visually fine and temps are ok, if you make your own template and fill it out for each property its more than likely worth as much as a bag of salt

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