Comply with ACOP L8 – Legionella Risk Assessment from GMS Services 

Protect yourself and your employees

All businesses in the UK must be aware of the risk of legionella to their employees and people using their buildings, and take appropriate action to mitigate these risks.

The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 Fourth Edition (ACOP L8) and guidance document HSG274 set out how duty holders – including employers, building owners, landlords and facilities managers – can meet their legal obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and COSHH. 

A comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessment prepared by an expert risk assessor will ensure compliance, inform preventative action and protect responsible parties and their employees. 

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Trust the experts

GMS Services is a leading expert in legionella management and control with 25 years’ experience keeping water systems safe. Our team is made up of highly trained and qualified water treatment professionals who will help you identify, assess and manage legionella risks at your premises to ensure compliance and safety. 

Our expert risk assessment department is supported by an experienced and training administration team to produce a final report that is tailored to the complexity of your site and the risk it presents. The report goes through an audit procedure before being returned to the risk assessor for final comment. 

Assessment is carried out with minimal disruption to your site and water systems will not be disturbed unless agreed in advance. 

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What happens during the risk assessment?

Our detailed risk assessments will include as a minimum

  • A written document including a FULL asset register.
  • Schematics if existing drawings are not available or out of date.
  • Photographic evidence of non-conformities
  • Temperature testing at all hot and cold-water outlets
  • Cold water tank and calorifier surveys with recommendations
  • Shower and TMV inspections and temperature tests
  • Appraisal of current control scheme and management procedures.
  • Recommended control procedures for ongoing maintenance following risk assessment.

Water sampling and on-site legionella testing is optional and will be discussed prior to the site visit. Legionella sampling may be recommended during a risk assessment should a serious risk be identified. Any action would be agreed with the responsible person in advance.

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Complete solutions 

GMS Services is a member of the Legionella Control Association. 

Our friendly and professional team has a wealth of experience providing practical and technical solutions to support duty holders and responsible persons and keep water systems safe. 

We also offer consultancy and fully accredited training for responsible persons and maintenance teams. 

Find out how we can help you! Give us a call on 01257 424459 or leave us a message and we’ll get back to you. 

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