Legionella Testing

The duty holder or nominated person is responsible for a site's water hygiene. This person has a legal obligation to manage the risks associated with Legionella. Regular testing and monitoring is a effective tool used as an indicator of the condition of a water systems.

Legionella Testing and Water Sampling

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H2O Comply offer UKAS accredited Legionella water testing, sampling and microbiological laboratory analysis. We undertake an extensive range of testing services such as analysis of Legionella, TVC, and Pseudomonas.

Routine water sampling is a cost effective tool in helping to determine the overall quality of the water within a water system. Legionella testing demonstrates that the water in your building is legionella free and fit for purpose. Implementing a regular sampling schedule will help to ensure the quality of the water in your premises.

All water samples are tested at UKAS accredited laboratories. We provide you with a wide range of microbiological analysis and chemical testing. We offer singular and routine water sampling and inspections covering all water systems. Site sampling visits are followed up with all necessary paperwork, results and recommendations as well as customer aftercare support.

How often should Legionella Testing be carried out?

How often Legionella testing should be carried is often dictated by the the type of water system you have at your site and their associated risks. The monitoring and management regime detailed within the risk assessment must include a written scheme and a maintenance regime that incorporates regular testing.

Examples of some of the water systems that we sample:

  • Any Drinking water services.
  • Spa baths (Jacuzzis).
  • Water features.
  • Humidifiers/air handling units.
  • Drainage and leak investigations.
  • Vending machines.
  • Cooling Towers/condensers.
  • Borehole Water.
  • Cold water storage tanks.
  • Showers.
  • Calorifiers & water heaters.
  • Dental equipment.
  • Hot & Cold Systems.
  • Swimming pools.

Monthly temperature monitoring procedures are very effective methods of testing and monitoring. Legionella bacteria survive in temperatures between 20°C and 45°C. The perfect temperature for them to thrive is 37°C, so regularly monitoring and checking the temperature within your water systems can identify conditions that could increase the risk of Legionella bacteria developing.

For further information on Legionella Testing and water sampling, or devising a monitoring and management plan, contact the experts at H2O comply. Use our contact page or call us on 0800 689 3463.