Remedial Works

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What’s the Issue?


I am not entirely sure what my responsibilities are and what is required for me to satisfy the remedial work actions identified within my risk assessment?

I am not sure how I prioritise the remedial actions that have been highlighted for my premises?

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What is your obligation?


As an employer or someone who is in control of a premises, including landlords, it is your responsibility to take the correct precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella to others. It is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the employer or person who controls the premises must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health & safety obligations & responsibilities.

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Risks


If appropriate measures are not put into place and remedial actions are not remedied, then this can result to an exposed risk of Legionella and a major health and safety risk to others. You could potentially face a criminal record and a large fine for non-compliance.

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How we can help?


Atom Water Treatment have a fully qualified and experienced team ready to support and assist with your current obligations and responsibilities to ensure you meet your legal requirements. Our team of experts can help you assess the potential risks to your premises, assist in managing these and put the necessary preventive measures in place. We have had many years of experience with a wide range of site issues and can assist with putting a programme into place to proritise the actions required along with a review date for completion. All our remedial services are managed to an extremely high standard and in accordance with The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and ACoP L8.

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Following completion of a Legionella Water Hygiene Risk Assessment, it is very likely that corrective or improvement works will be identified and therefore remedial actions will be required to bring your water system back within the required regulations and to remain compliant.

These identified corrective or improvement works should be highlighted and reported within the risk assessment report. This should detail the issue and the corrective actions to apply to remedy the problem.

Common types of remedial works within building water systems range from the following: –

  • Deadleg Removal: – These are identified as redundant pieces of pipework which have a little or no water flow, the water can become stagnant which in turn creates a breeding ground for Legionella growth.
  • Pipework/Tank Insulation: – These assets can often be found with inadequate or no insulation present to protect heat loss and gain, leaving exposure to elevated temperatures.
  • De-Scaling of Outlets: – Scale provides bacteria with a nutrient and ideal surface on which to proliferate. Outlets should be cleaned, disinfected and remain scale free.
  • Tank Remedial Works: – Tanks are often found with no fitted lids or screens, overflow and warning pipes and often need ball valve replacements or correct configuration of internal sparge pipes. Any of these factors would mean that your tank is not compliant.

 

By not addressing remedial works which have been identified, you are significantly increasing the risk to the susceptibly of Legionella bacteria. Actions for these remedial works should be prioritised and a review date set for determining completion of the tasks.

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