Routine monitoring and maintenance conducted by Protect Health & Safety Limited includes:
+ Clear, concise logbooks
+ Realistic recommendations
+ Digital photography
Our friendly, experienced consultants conduct site surveys & remedial works in the most convenient way, to avoid disruption to your core business activities.
The Approved Code of Practice for the Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8) from the HSE recommends the following routine monitoring and maintenance regime:
+ Hot & cold water temperatures at sentinel outlets should be checked monthly
+ Hot & cold water temperatures at all other outlets should be checked yearly
+ Showerheads should be dismantled, de-scaled, cleaned and disinfected quarterly
+ Cold water storage tank water temperatures should be checked every six months
+ Cold water storage tanks should be checked internally yearly
+ Cold water storage tanks should be de-scaled, cleaned & disinfected when required
+ Calorifier & water heater flow & return temperatures should be checked monthly
+ Calorifier blowdown and/or internal condition should be checked yearly
+ Calorifiers should be de-scaled, cleaned and disinfected when required
+ Irregularly used outlets should be flushed weekly
Suitable records of all checks, results & remedial actions should be maintained for five years.
In order to ensure safety and prevent the colonisation of your water system by legionella or other bacteria, water temperatures should be maintained as follows:
+ Water should leave calorifiers / heaters above 60ºC
+ Water should return to calorifiers / heaters above 50ºC
+ Water at hot outlets should reach 50ºC within 1 minute
+ Hot water at handwash basins, showers, etc. should be below
    43ºC, by use of thermostatic mixing valves located nearby
+ Water at cold outlets should be below 20ºC within 2 minutes
+ Point-of-use water heaters can be set to any temperature,
    providing they are regularly used & scalding is avoided
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Protect Health & Safety Limited, 10 Hosker Close, Headington, OXFORD, OX3 8EN. Company No. 07172085. VAT Registration No. 990677077
Protect Health & Safety Limited (formally trading as EuroScience) is a friendly health & safety consultancy, covering the whole of the UK.
We offer FREE advice & information, without obligation, a comprehensive range of cost-effective risk assessment, site surveying, routine monitoring, PAT testing,
policy writing & training services, plus UKAS accredited laboratory facilities for accurate analysis of water samples and potential asbestos containing materials (ACM).
Our experienced consultants can help you to control risks, maintain a safe workplace &
ensure that your business is in compliance with current laws, regulations & approved codes of practice (ACOP).
Act now... before you receive an inspection by an Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Inspector from the Health & Safety Commission (HSC)
or an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from your local council's Environmental Health Department.
We can help you to conform with...
The Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act, 1974. (HASAW/HSW)
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, 2005.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002. (COSHH)
The Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2006.
The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) for the Control of Legionella in Water Systems, L8. (Legionnaires' disease)
The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations, 2006.
The Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, 1992. (DSE)
The Equality Act, 2010.
Plus other laws & regulations concerning health & safety or workplace equality.
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We're confident that you'll find the best value, most friendly & professional services by using Protect Health & Safety Limited.
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