Legionella Risk Assessment Training for Plumbers
Man-made hot and cold water systems can create the perfect environment for legionella bacteria to grow. Although the spotlight remains firmly on COVID-19, the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) believes that as lockdown eases and people return to properties after a lengthy spell away, there could be a serious public health risk of Legionnaires disease (a potentially fatal form of pneumonia), due to water systems becoming stagnant.
It is important for residential landlords in particular, to work with competent professionals to identify and control the risk associated with legionella in order to ensure the safety of all building occupants.
Plumbers and Legionella Risk Assessments
Plumbers are well placed to identify and control the risks associated with legionella due to their professional experience with hot and cold water systems. A legionella risk assessment can easily complement existing plumbing repair and installation services, adding more value to each property visit. In addition to this, data collection for a legionella risk assessment takes less than 30 minutes, with no equipment required.