The health and safety executive state that for them the risks associated with legionella has too much importance and they provide proper assessment to reduce any harm that can be caused by these bacteria to people. Legionella risk assessment will help identify all kinds of risks that can cause harm to people. Legionella bacteria can exist in small quantity but if some building has more than one water system it is advised to have methods for legionella control. The water is often treated before supplying and has to be done from time to time to check if the bacteria count is in control and it doesn’t multiply. Risks assessments are effective in the following ways:
- Identify the risks: Risk assessments are there for people’s health and safety. This program will be able to identify any kind of risk associated with legionella bacteria. Even swimming pool and spas have to test for any potential concerns.
- Managing risks in the future also: Not only these assessment will help you identify any risks linked to the legionella bacteria. The assessment will give you results to help you identify what steps have to be taken. In some cases, the risks will be so low, that there will be no more extra precautions to be done as of now. Whereas in some complex cases, you have to make sure that there is some action plan or control scheme taken. This assessment can also help any risks that can come in future. Make sure that it is done on a regular basis.
- Preventing legionnaire’s diseases: When not proper methods are followed, there are chances of legionnaire diseases on exposure to legionella bacteria. The risk assessment helps you from getting affected by legionella bacteria thus preventing further diseases.