Legionnaires disease in domestic, rented properties

More and more frequently, legionella related deaths and illnesses are being found in relation to domestic properties, and are being highlighted in the media. The risk in rented properties, is that if any death or illness caused by legionella were to happen, the Landlord or Managing Agent of the property would be liable. The landlord or managing agent would then face a fine of an unlimited amount, which would be decided by a court of law. Legionella is a potentially fatal disease, there are also less severe types of Legionellosis, for example Pontiac fever, which although is not usually fatal, is a hazard to health.

Some articles have been is the national press recently, and links to these stories are here:

• Grandad killed by legionnaires disease caused by garden hose

o https://www-aol-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/06/16/granddad-killed-legionnaires-disease-garden-hose/amp/

• Deadly legionella lurking in approximately 1.5 million UK homes

o http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4569428/Deadly-Legionnaires-bug-lurking-1-5m-British-homes.html#ixzz4jDKJtod7

Many companies and service providers such as EPC/Gas Cert & inventory have started offering this service, but without the required level of competency and offering poor quality documents. This leaves the landlord, the company who appointed the service provider and most importantly the tenant at risk, should any issues arise in a property.

We are a legionella control specialist, so using us for assessments means you fulfil your obligation to use a competent service provider. Not only do we assess rented properties, but also assess and manage NHS Health Centres, Schools/Universities, Hotels, Residential Care Homes etc.

As we are a legionella control specialist we can offer the full spectrum of legionella control/water hygiene services including:

• Legionella Risk Assessment (Landlord shortened version or full commercial)
• Cold Water Tank & Full Water System Chlorination & Disinfection
• Consultancy (with landlords/property owners following the assessments if required)
• Remedial Plumbing Works
• Sampling
• Training
• Safe Contractor Approved

Benefits to our service include:

• City & Guilds Qualified Assessors
• High quality assessment & full water system inspection including cold water tank inspection, photographic evidence, site specific recommendations, control scheme for landlords and tenants advising of duties.
• 10 Years’ experience
• Fully Insured
• Full Uniform/Shoe Protectors/ID/CRB Checked

For more information, please see our website www.acquiescecompliance.com or call 0121 608 3272

We are recruiting

Legionella risk assessor/engineer required. Commercial & domestic assessment and remedial works. Please email info@acquiescecompliance.com or call 01216083272 for more info or send us a CV.

Update to HTM 04-01. Safe operation of water systems in healthcare premises. Legionella and Pseudomonas control information

On 20th May 2016, the HTM 04-01 was updated. You can read more by clicking here

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hot-and-cold-water-supply-storage-and-distribution-systems-for-healthcare-premises

 

This gives guidance of the safe operation of water systems in Healthcare Premises. The guidance is not split into 4 parts,

Part A: Design, Installation & Commissioning

Part B: Operational Management

Part C: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, advice for augmented care units

Part D: Performance Specification D-08, Thermostatic Mixing Valves (Healthcare Premises)

 

Acquiesce Environmental Compliance undertake Legionella Risk Assessments & Monitoring in a variety of healthcare premises. If you require anymore information, please get in touch. info@acquiescecompliance.com 0121 608 3272acquiescelogo-contractor

Acquiesce Environmental Compliance achieves Safecontractor accreditation

Top Safety Accreditation for Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd

AEC LTD has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its existing clients

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

 

For more information about our services in Water Hygiene & Legionella control, please call 01216083272SafeContractor-Roundel-R

Portacabin and temporary building chlorination

We have recently been receiving a lot of enquires for ‘portacabin’ temporary office & building chlorination. With use of our portable mains injection kits, we can chlorinate any building, any place, anytime. If you have a building temporary or permanent which needs chlorination, including pre commissioning flushing and chlorination to BS8558, please email callum@acquiescecompliance.com or call us on 0121 608 3272

20160419_174105000_iOS

Premier Places Testimonial

Dani James, Chief Executive of Premier Places, Worcester has been kind enough to write us a fantastic testimonial, following the delivery of 350 Legionella Risk Assessments of their rented properties. Please see our ‘testimonials’ page to see this and more comments of what people are saying about us.

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 09.23.16

Acquiesce goes digital with L8 Datanet

Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd are pleased to announce that all water monitoring data is now being added to electronic log book…..L8 Datanet. This ensures our new customers have full access to all their compliance data at the touch of a button. This also shows complete transparency with the actioning of tasks and a full audit log of all non conformances, right through to completion of remedial actions. All current contracts with be transferred on to this service, and all new contracts will also automatically be added. This also improves our carbon footprint as a company, as we have now eradicated the use of paper for monitoring.

 

If you would like some information of how we can provide the complete solution to your legionella & water hygiene compliance requirements, at a realistic cost, please drop us an email to info@acquiescecompliance.com

Legionella in Ice Machine??

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-02/brisbane-wesley-hospital-patient-positive-legionella-infection/7064152

Happy New Year

Acquiesce Compliance Limited would like to wish all their customers a happy new year, we look forward to working with you in 2016!

IF your not yet working with us, contact us at info@acquiescecompliance.com to find out how we can be a solution to your legionella compliance requirements