It’s thought that around 2 million people in the UK own a second home and the internet is full of companies offering tens of thousands of holiday lets around the country. Precise figures are hard to come
We all use domestic plumbing every day but generally give very little thought to what goes on behind the scenes. But if you’re a residential landlord you have ultimate responsibility for Legionella risk
Based on our experience, the majority of landlords are unaware of their obligations in relation to controlling the risk of Legionella in their rental properties. This simple guide is designed to help any
When our engineers carry out Legionella risk assessments they are trained to gather visual evidence as part of the process. Photography and schematic drawings are an essential part of assessing and recording
The Government has this week published information for householders on Legionella sampling in an unexpected move to make homeowners more aware of the importance of maintaining a safe and hygienic domestic
A story in the media earlier this week, about the Sellafield nuclear site being censured for not controlling the risk of Legionella in one of its cooling towers, highlights the importance of carrying out
There have been several high profile prosecutions for breaches of Legionella control law recently, with significant fines handed down by the courts. In every case, lack of adequate training has been one
It may not feel like it right now (since much of the country is basking in a late summer heatwave), but winter is just around the corner. And that means it’s time to make sure your rental property is
In our experience, the level of knowledge among landlords of their legal responsibilities regarding Legionella control is worryingly low. We’re not about to indulge in scaremongering but Legionella can
As stated on the Health & Safety Executive’s website, “For most domestic hot and cold water systems, temperature is the most reliable way of ensuring the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria is
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of tiny droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can lurk in hot and cold water systems so, along with gas safety, electrical safety and fire risk management, the law now requires landlords to assess and manage water safety in their properties.
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