Do you complete property assessments? If so, Legionella Risk Assessments could be the perfect value-add service to start offering to your domestic clients.
✅ Quick and straightforward to complete
✅ Assess the risk of Legionella alongside your domestic EPC assessments
✅ Required for landlords in Scotland
✅ Expand your customer base
Why carry out Legionella Risk Inspections?
Legionella is a potentially deadly bacteria commonly found in man-made hot and cold water systems. This has made it a requirement by some Local Authorities for landlords to carry out a Legionella Risk Inspection before they can rent out their properties.
Required in Scotland
Landlords in Scotland must conduct a Legionella Risk Assessment of their properties before they can rent them out.
Landlords must control the risk
Those in control of premises, such as landlords and property agents, are required by government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure the health and safety of their tenants, which would include identifying and controlling the risks associated with legionella. Please note this does not mean that landlords must complete a written legionella assessment, but some may choose to do so.
The assessment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes and is ideal for energy and trade professionals who complete work within residential and commercial properties.
What's involved with Legionella Inspections?
A typical inspection involves identifying potential hazards, the level of risk exposed for Legionella and who is at risk. (Please note this does not involve testing for Legionella bacteria.)
No specific qualifications or previous experience are required in order to become a Legionella Assessor.
The course will provide you with everything you need to get started in this area of work.
Those carrying out legionella assessments will typically charge per inspection they provide. The amount they earn will likely depend on the size and complexity of a property, as well as the number of properties being assessed.
Most Legionella Assessors will get work from landlords, estate agents and property management companies.
They will also get work from existing clients who perhaps need both an Energy Performance Certificate and legionella assessment, and appreciate the convenience of keeping everything ‘under one roof’.
Elmhurst’s online training course Legionella Control for Property Management is a pre-recorded course, which typically takes one day to complete.
Once you have completed the course you will be required to take and successfully complete a test if you wish to join Elmhurst’s official Legionella Competency Scheme.
This process should typically take 2-4 weeks.
Those in control of premises, such as landlords and property agents, are required by government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure the health and safety of their tenants, which would include identifying and controlling the risks associated with legionella.
The rules are much stricter in Scotland where all local authorities require landlords to carry out a legionella risk assessment, creating a steady stream of work.
You do not have to be a member of a competency scheme to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, however we advise that you join one.
Competency schemes provide members with ongoing technical support and guidance which is essential for their role. Membership of a scheme will demonstrate competence and quality to clients, as well as ongoing quality assurance to ensure high standards amongst our members.
Why choose Elmhurst for legionella training?
Quality lies at the heart of what we do, and it all starts with the training that we offer. We strive to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deliver quality property and energy assessment services. Since 1993 we have trained thousands of individuals and have evolved our courses to reflect the changing landscape of training delivery and energy assessment.
✔️ Leave feeling confident– leave feeling confident that you can put theory into practice
✔️ Learn at your own pace– our courses cater for those completely new and familiar with energy assessment
✔️ An engaging learning experience– Our trainers have the practical experience and know how to deliver a truly engaging learning experience
✔️ Support beyond the training– As the UK’s largest government approved energy assessor scheme, we can provide technical support to you, not only during your training, but also long after you’ve completed it
Become a Member with Elmhurst
Once you have successfully completed the Inventory Course you can apply to join Elmhurst’s Legionella Risk Assessment Competency Scheme. Being a member of a scheme provides reassurance to clients that you are trained and competent to provide legionella reports in-line with the latest industry standards.FIND OUT MORE