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Legionella Risk Assessment

What is Legionella?

Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella. All man-made hot and cold water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can grow. Where conditions are favourable (i.e. suitable growth temperature range; water droplets (aerosols) produced and dispersed; water stored and/or recirculated; some 'food' for the organism to grow such as rust, sludge, scale, biofilm etc) then the bacteria may multiply thus increasing the risk of exposure. It is a simple fact that the organism will colonise both large and small systems so both require risks to be managed effectively.

The law and you

The law is clear that if you are a landlord and rent out your property (or even a room within your own home) then you have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of your tenant by keeping the property safe and free from health hazards.

This includes the requirement to carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment to ensure your tenant is not put at any unnecessary risk.

What can EPC Glasgow do?

Our professionally qualified assessors can carry out a basic, low cost assessment, to ensure that you comply with current tenancy law.