We all have a knowledge of the increasing pollution levels in London and we have all seen how other cities have desperately attempted to reduce the levels, be it once their pollution levels have already become unbearable. This has resulted in businesses pulling out due to client relocations with funds diverted elsewhere and the very…
Many of us share a concern when it comes to drinking tap water from our home. The media has changed their influence from – it’s bad -to it’s better than plastic bottles . This has resulted in some confusion still. At Crystal H2o, we specialise in reducing the risks of legionella developing to a dangerous…
We will be sending out a memo to all our clients later this week – Relating to the HSEgov recent update. Due to the nature of legionnaires and the 2016 stats the requirement for a new LRA every 24 months has been removed and the LRA should be carried out on a regular basis.
As industry professionals, we are being asked exactly what schedule is best.
We will be notifying all our clients as follows:
After an initial legionella risk assessment is carried out – (So if an assessment is carried out in January 2017)
The legionella risk assessment should be carried out if a domestic/residential property is vacant for 4 weeks or more (This should be before the new tenant or owner moves in) So in this example, if the property is vacant until February (8 weeks) then a single re test is sufficient if the tenant/owner occupies at 8 weeks –
If the property is occupied – The legionella risk assessment should be carried out at a minimum – on an annual basis (January 2018 in this example)
The legionella risk assessment should be carried out after any building or plumbing works which included working on either cold or hot water pipes, tanks, kitchen, bathroom etc. (This includes external garden taps which are also tested)
Crystal H2o provide only guidelines on what we believe to be the minimum – and home owners & landlords must decide on what schedule best suits their own legal responsibility.
There are landlords who insist on LRA every 6 months even when occupied. In a court of law under prosecution from the local authority or in response to a penalty from the HSE Inspector, we must be able to prove that adequate care has been taken in order to continuously assess the legionella threat and minimise the risk to tenants.
It is no wonder that not only tenanted properties but also home owners are now instructing Crystal H2o to carry out legionella risk assessments.
The reality is, that with some very small changes in the way an office and business facilities are managed, Yes the Environmental Impact is Reduced, but also – in Many cases the overall running costs are also Reduced.
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Crystal H2o Residential News New home owners contacted Crystal H2o via their estate agent, requesting a legionella risk assessment is carried out. We expect many new home owners to request this service as you never know the risks when moving into a new home. Update:
Landlords, Estate Agents, Lettings Agencies, Property Management companies etc. As you will know, all residential landlords are required to carry out an LRA. At Crystal H2o, we provide a low cost solution for this HSEgov regulatory requirement. Please note: landlords do not need expensive water sampling, only a legionella risk assessment. Crystal H2o provide a…
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