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Legionella Risk Assessment Mike Rose. Legionella Risk Assessment. Identification and evaluation of sources of potential risk Means by which exposure is to be prevented Means by which exposure is to be controlled Fundamental to the development of an effective management system

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legionella risk assessment
Legionella Risk Assessment

Identification and evaluation of sources of potential risk

Means by which exposure is to be prevented

Means by which exposure is to be controlled

Fundamental to the development of an effective management system

Must be suitable and sufficient

What constitutes suitable and sufficient?

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Legionella Risk Assessment

Legionnaires’ disease The control of legionella bacteria in water

systems ACoP and Guidance (L8)

Very limited in detail relating to risk assessment content

No clear level of expectation for clients

Variability in risk assessment quality

Increased risk of Legionnaires’ disease

Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease are often associated with

inadequate risk assessment

bs 8580 2010 code of practice
BS 8580:2010 Code of Practice

BS 8580:2010 Water quality - Risk Assessment for Legionella

Control, Code of Practice

Factors to be considered in the risk assessment

Contamination

Amplification

Transmission

Exposure

Host Susceptibility

Preparations for risk assessment

Competence of risk assessor

Agreeing terms of reference

Independence.

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BS 8580:2010 Code of Practice

Desktop appraisal of documentation

Previous risk assessment

Current scheme of control

Maintenance and testing records

Action log

Management responsibilities

Site visit/survey

Review of schematics

Visual inspection

Measurements

Sampling?

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BS 8580:2010 Code of Practice

Risk assessment reporting

Clear and concise

Formal document

Clear identification of hazard

Clear recommendations

Timescales

Risk review

key points from bs 8580 2010
Key Points from BS 8580:2010

A clearly defined process for risk assessment

Competency of the assessor

Independence

- Impartiality

- Integrity

bs 8580 2010
BS 8580:2010
  • Provides clear levels of expectation for:

- Clients

- Providers

- Enforcement

  • Raise quality standards
  • Reduce incidences of Legionnaires’ disease
  • UKAS accreditation.
management scheme
Management Scheme

An appropriate management scheme will include:

Responsibility list

Parameters of the system to be maintained ie. temperatures, flow rates, biocide levels etc…

Testing and inspection schedule

Testing and inspection procedures

Testing and inspection results

Details of actions to take with out of specification results

Training certification

management system auditing
Management System Auditing

Don’t assume that the system is being followed

Bulmers Cider outbreak 2003 (26 cases and 2 deaths)

Responsible person

Independent third party

Areas of focus

Completion of monitoring/inspection tasks

Out of specification results

Supporting certification eg. Legionella tests

Verification of results by inspection

summary
Summary

Safe working environment

Ensure water is fit for purpose

Minimise downtime

Avoid prosecution