You must regularly monitor risks for this potentially fatal disease
Follow the instructions to complete and record your legionella testing!
Take the temperatures of the hot and cold taps water using a probe thermometer and record the temperatures below.
The cold water must be below 20℃ and the hot water above 50℃. If not, record the action taken.
Please test alternate taps each test. Any taps that are not frequently used must be flushed through to remove and standing or stagnant water. Detail which taps have been flushed through below.
Legionella is the bacteria that can causes Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionella bacteria can be present in tepid water between 20 and 45°C. This bacteria can grow anywhere where water is present but is most often found on sink taps, in slime or dirt in the water system and in stagnant water.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires all businesses to have done a legionella risk assessment and to have a process in place to regularly check water temperatures. Legionnaire's disease is potentially fatal so you may face prosecution if you are not regularly monitoring risks even if there are no signs of an outbreak.
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