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Legionella Services

A & L Consultancy provides UK-wide Legionella Surveying and Sampling services across the public and private sectors.

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What are Legionella Services?

The time to plan your response is not AFTER a workplace emergency occurs. Our “Legionella Risk Assessment Team” can provide cost-effective solutions to minimize the risks that waterborne pathogens present to your institution.

  • Legionella risk assessments and Legionnaires’ disease outbreak evaluations
  • Microbiology expertise, laboratory services and data interpretation
  • Engineering input on disinfection system design and implementation
  • Water treatment consultation on system operation and maintenance
  • Develop water management policy and procedures
  • On-site sample collection
  • Training and awareness programs

Our Approach

A & L Consultants has developed a package of services to address health hazards and operational concerns associated with water use in facilities. These services include reactive measures, such as determining the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, and proactive measures to prevent outbreaks and reduce overall system operating costs. A & L Consultants adapts its services to your needs and helps you identify your corporate and legal obligations in Health, Safety, and Environmental concerns.

Our Legionella services

Management Plans & on-Site Training

It is required as stated within L8 that all employees who are directly or indirectly in control of activities that may affect the working of the services on the site should receive the necessary training and should have access to all relevant information contained within the assessment report and all other related information.
This is offered through bespoke onsite training following the completion of the risk assessment or supply of a current risk assessment.

Legionella 2 Year Re-assessment

The Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 and L8, The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems refer to the appointment of a “responsible person” to manage the ongoing potential of risks posed at the site.
The purpose of the 2 year re-assessment is to check that these requirements are being met with the completion of on-site records. The 2 year re-assessment will also check that the original report still reflects the current standing of the site.

Legionella Risk Assessments

Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. There are several types of illness including Legionnaires Disease, Pontiac Fever and Lochgoilhead fever. The purpose of a Legionella risk assessment and water hygiene risk assessment is to ascertain the possible risk of contracting Legionnaires ‘disease from the water systems. The purpose of the report is to establish compliance with current legislation, identify any remedial works that may be required, enable the client to take appropriate precautions so that people who work at or attend the building are not exposed and to provide information to assist the client in developing a management strategy.

Did You Know?

Legionnaires’ disease is preventable. The most effective way to prevent the infection is to make sure that water systems like cooling towers, spas, and pools are properly maintained and up to current health and safety codes.
Testing is the only way to know your home`s radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface.
Currently, about 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace. According to the most recent WHO estimates, more than 107 000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from exposure at work.
Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade that you may come across during your work.
Legionella is a naturally occurring organism commonly found in lakes, rivers and soils — but generally is not pervasive enough to result in disease from these sources. The bacterium derives its name from its identification with Legionnaires' disease, or Legionellosis, an infection of the lungs and form of pneumonia.
Legionnaires’ disease got its name from a 1976 outbreak at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world today.
In the United Kingdom around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure to Asbestos
Did you know the Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer, after smoking?
Two different illnesses are caused by Legionella bacteria. They are Legionnaires` disease and Pontiac fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The primary routes of potential human exposure to radon are inhalation and ingestion. Radon in the ground, groundwater, or building materials enters working and living spaces and disintegrates into its decay products. Although high concentrations of radon in groundwater may contribute to radon exposure through ingestion, the inhalation of radon released from water is usually more important.
Symptoms of Legionella usually begin 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed to the bacteria. Lung infection is common with Legionella because the bacteria thrive in the warm, moist environment of the lungs.
Legionella bacteria are usually found in water. The bacteria occur naturally in the environment, says the CDC, and grow best in warm water. Specific areas where you might encounter the bacteria include: cooling towers, hot tubs and whirlpool spas, hot water tanks, decorative fountains or pools, and large plumbing systems.
Legionnaires’ disease is treatable, but people over 50, and those who have underlying medical conditions, are at greater risk of serious illness after contracting the disease.
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