Certified Legionella risk assessments in Staffordshire

Legionella risk assessments provide users with peace of mind and assurance regarding their property’s water storage system safety. AMES Group provides certified Legionella risk assessments in Staffordshire for commercial properties.

Ensuring your compliance with the HSE and ACOP L8 guidelines is essential to ensure the health and safety of your occupants. 

Our team of risk assessors are able to conduct fully comprehensive risk assessments to identify any Legionella bacteria in your systems and provide on-site advice and solutions to ensure your systems are operating at the correct temperatures. 

All risk assessments in Staffordshire are designed to be non-invasive, ensuring minimal disruption to your workplace. Assessments typically take no more than a few hours to complete depending on the number of water systems on the property and their locations. Water hygiene is essential to avoid the risk of Legionella bacteria forming.

Book your Legionella risk assessment in Staffordshire

If you’re unsure whether you require an assessment, we will be able to tell you over the phone. Alternatively, if you know you require a Legionella risk assessment, complete the brief contact form below or call us directly to arrange a time and a date.

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What an AMES Group risk assessment includes

All Legionella risk assessments include the same core tests and actions. A risk assessor is sent to your property to identify the water systems running through it and check for the presence of Legionella bacteria. 

An AMES Group Legionella risk assessment typically involves:

  • A full comprehensive Legionella risk assessment
  • An assessor who will monitor all water storage tanks and systems
  • Water sampling
  • Recording findings for future reference
  • Advice and support to ensure your systems remain compliant

All Legionella risk assessments are conducted to ensure all COVID-19 regulations are followed. Social distancing will be in place and all risk assessors in Staffordshire will wear masks upon entering your property.

We work with all kinds of businesses in Staffordshire to help make sure they are ACOP L8 compliant, contact us today.

Dormant buildings post-lockdown

The effects of COVID-19 has led many of Staffordshire’s buildings to be closed and over time, if water systems are not properly maintained, the threat of Legionella bacteria growing increases. AMES Group’s risk assessment service is available for currently dormant buildings to ensure when they re-open, the water systems are fully functional and safe.


What our risk assessors do

Our risk assessors will first identify all water systems in your property for testing. If your building has a cooling tower, an evaporative condenser or hot and cold water system, we will be able to test the water and conduct a risk assessment.

The risk assessment will then include conducting checks to see whether the water temperature for hot systems must remain above 60 degrees celsius, and 20 degrees celsius or lower for cold water systems. In basic terms, cold water must be kept cold and hot water must be kept hot.

They will also identify any systems that create a respirable aerosol, such as showers, hot tubs etc.

How we test your water

Water temperature monitoring is an essential part of your risk assessment. Testing your water typically involves our risk assessors locating your water system’s sentinel outlet and ensuring it’s running at the correct temperature. We then test your water temperature using a thermometer, it should reach 50 degrees Celsius within one minute (for hot water).

Your results will then be sent to a UKAS accredited lab for further analysis. Once we receive your results (usually between 2 – 3 weeks), we will get in touch.

Testing your water

Water temperature monitoring is an essential part of your risk assessment. Testing your water typically involves our risk assessors locating your water system’s sentinel outlet and ensuring it’s running at the correct temperature. We then test your water temperature using a thermometer, it should reach 50 degrees Celsius within one minute (for hot water).

Your results will then be sent to a UKAS accredited lab for further analysis. Once we receive your results (usually between 2 – 3 weeks), we will get in touch.

If your results are non-compliant

In the event that your systems are non-compliant with HSE and ACOP L8 guidelines, our assessors will suggest any or all of the following:

  • Replacement of thermostatic mixing valves
  • Chlorination, descaling and disinfection of storage vessels
  • Reconfiguring water tanks
  • In-house training to ensure the risk of Legionella is always controlled by a specified body

Upon receiving a bad result in your assessment, timing is essential to ensure the safety and welfare of your occupants and our team will be able to provide swift and comprehensive solutions.

How much does a risk assessment cost?

Legionella risk assessments in Staffordshire are priced depending on the size of your building and the number of water tanks present. Smaller properties with fewer tanks will be cheaper than large properties (such as hotels and care homes) which typically hold several tank systems.

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