Legionella Risk Assessments
To guarantee the health and safety of all staff, tenants and members of the public, the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 imposes a legal duty on all managing agents and landlords. This was later updated in 2014 to include all residential properties containing water systems. If anyone breaches this act, a crime is deemed to have been committed.
Therefore, a risk assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the exposure to legionella bacteria from water systems on the premises. This will inform landlords and agents of any precautionary measures that need to be taken. The duty holder is responsible for ensuring this risk assessment is carried out.
No Letting Go’s property inventory services in the Black Country provide these risk assessments. All inspectors are City and Guilds qualified and will provide clear, concise reports, explaining exactly what action a landlord needs to take, if any, to meet recommended safety requirements and inform tenants of their obligations.