Legionella Risk Assessment Dundee

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Legionella risk assessment Dundee

We are committed to providing our customers all over Dundee with an exceptional level of customer service. Over 90% of our first-time clients return to us for legionella risk assessments. They know that we only work with effective equipment, guarantee competitive prices, and focus on health and safety. We are a well established and trusted company with a history of providing quality services to our customers in Dundee in areas such as Charleston, Lochee, Stobswell and Fintry.

 

Our Services 

At pHX Water, we take the hassle away from water maintenance. You can depend on us for all the cleaning, sampling, and reporting services you need to meet water maintenance regulations and provide safe drinking water. 

We can protect your customers, clients, and employees from harmful bacteria.

Legionella is a naturally occurring form of bacteria found in water sources such as rivers, lochs, ponds, and reservoirs which can be found all over Dundee. When water is pumped into your hot water tank or cold storage tank, legionella has a new breeding ground. If not properly managed, the non-hazardous amounts of legionella can rapidly multiply and pose a threat to health. 

Legionella enters the body through the respiratory system via droplets of water. Even a small amount of legionella causes a 10% mortality rate. 

Water systems are an often overlooked yet essential part of any commercial or industrial building. Without a water tank, your building would not be able to serve its purpose. It is important to regularly check the levels of bacteria in your water tank. 

Our legionella risk assessment and water tank cleaning services identify and eliminate harmful levels of bacteria, biofilm, and debris in your tank.

 

Who Is at Risk of Legionella? 

In Dundee, any building that has a private water supply must be subject to a legionella risk assessment. 

Any water system that stores and/or recirculates water is at high risk of breeding excess amounts of legionella. Below are a few water vessels that should be considered for a regular legionella risk assessment. 

  • Hot water tanks 
  • Cold storage tanks
  • Hot tubs
  • Swimming pools 

What Causes an Increase in Legionella? 

Legionella is present in small amounts in natural water sources as can be seen throughout Dundee. 

Once stored in your hot or cold water tank, legionella is at constant risk of breeding. Temperature is the most important factor when considering how to avoid excess amounts of legionella. 

Here are a few important facts about legionella: 

  • It is dormant in temperatures below 20°C
  • It cannot survive in temperatures above 60°C
  • It begins to breed between 20°C and 45°C

In many cases, it is difficult to maintain a constant water tank temperature. This is why it is crucial to book an annual risk assessment.

 

Legionella Risk Assessment Dundee

When it comes to legionella risk assessments, it pays to speak to the experts. We conduct assessments for businesses, organisations, and landlords all across Dundee, including Balgay, Craigiebank, Douglas and Kirkton.

Our specialists focus on providing a comprehensive service. Once we have assessed your water tank, we create a report that contains a simple traffic light system. As you would expect, red means that urgent attention is required whereas green means that there is no cause for concern. 

With our reports, it has never been easier to cut through the fluff and get to the heart of the matter. 

Here are a few things you can expect with every legionella risk assessment:

  • Simple layout
  • Traffic light system 
  • Legionella control scheme
  • A detailed assessment of the controls needed 
  • Frequency of legionella risk assessment control guidelines
  • Legionella risk assessment template to document the controls

We work with our clients to create positive outcomes. Our support extends far beyond the report you receive. If you have any questions about your risk assessment outcomes, do not hesitate to give our team a call.

 

Who Needs a Legionella Risk Assessment?

At pHX water, we are here to ensure that your drinking water is safe for human consumption. You must organise an annual legionella risk assessment if you have a private water supply. This includes:

  • Landlords
  • Commercial building managers
  • Industrial site managers

You can find more information about the frequency of legionella risk assessment services for landlords on Landlord Accreditation Scotland.


Contact pHX Water

With rules and regulations constantly changing, it is important to speak to the experts. Our team have been working on commercial, industrial, and residential hot and cold water tanks for years. People all over Dundee trust us to stay up-to-date on the latest news, certificates, and laws. When you choose pHX Water, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. 

To book a legionella risk assessment for your Dundee based business, or to make general inquiries, call us on 01738 472149. If you need to speak to someone in an emergency outside of normal working hours, call 07503 343328.

 

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