Legionella Testing Post-Shutdown

Reopening your building post-pandemic?

Unsure of what steps are required ensure the safety of your water?

When your building is about to become fully operational again you will want to ensure that all users including; staff, students and customers alike are safe from the potential of contracting Legionnaires disease. Consider the following actions before re opening your building;

  • Precautionary hot and cold water system disinfection/chlorination.
  • Enhanced flushing regime until water use returns to normal. Check historical water meter readings to gauge these levels.
  • Extensive Legionella validation sampling. These results will give you the confidence to open safely.
  • A new Legionella risk assessment. Your buildings use of water has now changed, as such the risk for bacteriological growth has too.
  • Installation of a secondary chemical treatment plant if risk for growth is deemed high or bacteria is at levels that cannot be controlled by temperatures/flushing.

For assistance with any of the above services please contact DSW today.

For more information, check the guidance from the Legionella Control Association, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Legionella Testing Post-Shutdown

Reopening your building post-pandemic?

Unsure of what steps are required ensure the safety of your water?

When your building is about to become fully operational again you will want to ensure that all users including; staff, students and customers alike are safe from the potential of contracting Legionnaires disease. Consider the following actions before re opening your building;

  • Precautionary hot and cold water system disinfection/chlorination.
  • Enhanced flushing regime until water use returns to normal. Check historical water meter readings to gauge these levels.
  • Extensive Legionella validation sampling. These results will give you the confidence to open safely.
  • A new Legionella risk assessment. Your buildings use of water has now changed, as such the risk for bacteriological growth has too.
  • Installation of a secondary chemical treatment plant if risk for growth is deemed high or bacteria is at levels that cannot be controlled by temperatures/flushing.

For assistance with any of the above services please contact DSW today.

For more information, check the guidance from the Legionella Control Association, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

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