Water is an integral part of our buildings, so good water hygiene and legionella management is an essential aspect of compliance. The growth of bacteria in water systems is common and legionella bacteria under specific conditions can proliferate in the built environment.
Legionella is one of many premises issues that can impact people within a short space of time if the building water services are not managed correctly. To make sure you are managing your building’s water systems correctly you should have the following:
• A current Legionella Risk Assessment
• A Legionella Written Scheme
• Management Records
• Evidence of Training
Many elements of water maintenance can be contracted out, but you must be able to fully trust what you have in place.