ACOP L8 and HSG274 regulations require employers to take reasonable steps to ensure that any control measures are properly used and applied. They require employees to make full and proper use of those control measures. Employers are also required to have arrangements in place for the management of health and safety, to have access to competent health and safety advice and to provide employees with suitable and sufficient information, instruction, and training.
Water Temperature Measurements:
Water temperatures in the range 20 to 45°C favour the growth of legionella bacteria.
The ACoP recommends that cold water storage and distribution be at 20°C or below and that for hot water distribution, at least 50°C is attainable at taps within one minute of running (55°C in Healthcare Premises).
Whenever water is present at greater than 43°C there is a risk of scalding and so any points noted at temperatures above this should have signs warning of the presence of hot water.
Flow Rate Ltd provides detailed photographic reports, which highlight any high risk areas, either to support your company’s in house maintenance team or to alternatively carry out the necessary remedial work so your company can remain compliant.
L8 Water Supply Remedial Works:
Flow Rate Ltd carry out various remedial works to ensure that your water system is in accordance with current legislation and water regulations ACOP L8 and HSG274.
Remedial services we provide are;
- TMV servicing / Installation
- By-Law 30 Kit
- Deadleg removal
- Cold Water Tank refurbish / Replace
- Water Tank Installation
- Reconfiguration of pipe work within cold water storage cisterns
- Insulation of cold water storage and associated pipe work
- CWST Mains Bypass
Call us to book a Legionella Risk Assessment.
We provide Microbiological Sampling Service and UKAS Certified Lab testing.