Hírlevél

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For UK customers:

We are recognised as one of the fast growing suppliers of Compliance Services across the UK and Hungary, helping organisations provide a safe & compliant built environment for their employees and visitors. We aim to exceed our customers’ expectations with a philosophy of delivering the highest standards in service across our services.

We have extensive experience in delivering compliance services for the built environment across a number of sectors including Housing Associations & Social housing landlords; Acute hospitals, Health and Social care sites; Schools and Further Education; Government and Councils;  Facilities Management & Property Management companies; Hospitality chains; Industrial and office facilities.

 

UK Legionella related legislation & guidance

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 as amended 2003 & 2006

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 as amended 2003 & 2004

The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992

TM 13:2013 CIBSE Technical Memorandum – Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease

HSE document L8 – Legionnaires’ Disease, The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems: Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and Guidance (Version 4)

HSG274 Part 1 – The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems

HSG274 Part 2 – The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems

HSG274 Part 3 – The control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems.

HSG220 – Health & Safety in Care Homes (June 2014)

HSG 282 The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems

HTM 04-01 – The control of Legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum SHTM 04-01: Water safety for healthcare premises Part A Design, installation and testing, Part B Operational management.

The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010

The Water Supplies (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

BS 8580:2010 Water quality. Risk assessments for legionella control. Code of Practice

BS 8558:2015 – Guide to the design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages.

BS 8554:2015 – Code of practice for the sampling and monitoring of hot and cold water services in buildings

BS 7592:2008 Sampling for legionella bacteria in water systems – code of practice

BS PD 855468:2015 – Guide to the flushing and disinfection of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages

WMSoc Guidance Documents.

Republic of Ireland Legionella related legislation

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 572 of 2013)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001, as amended in 1998 (S.I. No. 619 of 2001)

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 370 of 2016)

National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland. Published by Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), 2009.

 

 For english speaking Hungarian customers:

The current Legionella risk management legislation came into force in the UK more than 10 years ago. The same level of legionella risk management is now a requirement for most countries within the EU. The Member States that have delayed applying this legislation will need to implement the best useable model. Among our team's founding members, Dániel Czakó gained reputable experience since 2010 in the UK. Legionella and Pseudomonas risk assessor work experience broadened his knowledge about waterborne diseases as a result he become expert in the full spectrum of risk assessments. Our company is also proud to have a chemists László Deák on board to carry out risk assessments and recommendations for chemical cleaning from little buildings to large factories.

Legionella risk assessment is recommended / required in the following facilities

health facilities and care facilities (hospitals, care homes, dental clinics), community buildings, office buildings, schools and colleges, shopping centers, factories, commercial accommodations (e.g. hotels), buildings where cooling towers present

The regulation defines exactly which facilities legionella control is mandatory, the failure of which is sanctioned by the competent authority.

What are benefits of having a Legionella risk assessment done by our professional firm?

By providing services for our customers the liability of the responsible person can be minimised and compliance with the regulatory requirements will be done. Carrying out risk assessments on hot and cold water systems and cooling water systems is not only an important aspect for the treatment of a system – it is also important for staying within 49/2015. (XI. 6.) EMMI guidelines. If your existing legionella risk assessment is not correct, then the likelihood is that your water control scheme is not adequate and is, therefore, ineffective – this is why we always ensure that our risk assessments are must be the best in the industry.

The colonisation of Legionella bacteria is more like a technological problem rather than a hygienic one. In fact, visible purity is not a complete guarantee, that the operation of bacteria control technology creates a Legionella-free environment

Our risk assessments will include the following:

The inspection of any tanks

The inspection of water heaters and calorifiers

The Inspection of water distribution systems

Temperatures to be taken from around the site to ensure they are not at a level to promote the growth of Legionella bacteria

The production of an asset register

Photographs of the main pieces of the plant’s water system

Schematics of all main pieces of a system (3D in Hungarian and English)

Responsibility structure so that all involved know the level of responsibility they have for the upkeep and maintenance of the water system including chemical treatment

Recommendations that include the remedial work that is required to bring the system within the guidelines as set out in the guidance

A logbook will be produced for regular monitoring and as a record (if required)

The above would produce recommendations for a site that would ensure you comply with all relevant legislation