Legionella Risk Management

Compliance

Legionella: What’s Your Responsibility?

When it comes to legionella, agents have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their tenants by keeping the property safe and free from health hazards, whether they let a home or room within a home. Overall, it’s an agent’s duty to assess the risk of legionella to ensure the safety of the tenants. This doesn’t require an in-depth, detailed assessment. Assessing The Risk Most agents can assess the risk of legionella themselves should they feel competent and understand the water system. Agents are not required by law to keep a record of the assessment; this is only law for employers with five or more employees. It’s recommended agent’s keep a record for their purpose and benefit should a legal case occur. The assessment should include a site survey of the water system. It’s important water is not left to stagnate such as in student accommodation. Careful …

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