To prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease it is essential that all water systems are properly maintained and conform to relevant health and safety regulations. Two of the most important factors for preventing an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified as:
• Temperature – any water in a system should either be cooled to below 20ºC (68ºF) or heated to above 60ºC (140ºF)
• Hygiene – the water should be kept free of any impurities and never allowed to stagnate (lose its freshness from not moving)
In areas where there is a Legionnaires’ risk, it is important to monitor equipment on a regular basis and keep detailed system notes recording any non-conformities and follow-up actions. fmfirst® health and safety – legionella provides a mobile enabled software system for the collection and maintenance of Legionella risk monitoring data.
The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 states that “A suitable and sufficient assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed.” (Visit the HSE website for details).
fmfirst® legionella helps you meet your legal and ethical obligations in relation to:
- HTM 04-01
- The Health & Safety at work Act 1974
- COSHH Regulations 2002 (including the HSE’s ACoP L8)
- Legionnaires monitoring compliance for risk management
- Legal compliance with a clear trail to prove that audits have been carried out
- Automated scheduling of monitoring tasks, inspections and remedial actions
- Document management functionality
- Elimination of paper-based inspection methods
- Tools to identify areas with increased risk and non-compliance issues
- Ability to track non-conformities and remedial actions
Contact us today on 0845 270 7747 and find out how fmfirst® health and safety – legionella can support your organisations Legionella regulations compliance. Access the legionella data sheet for more details.