As a landlord you are required by law to understand the risks associated with legionella and take suitable precautions and actions to assess, prevent or control the associated risks.
Carrying out a risk assessment is your responsibility. You may be competent to carry out the risk assessment yourself. If not, you must appoint someone competent and can call on us to provide advice and assistance in meeting your responsibilities.
The Health and Safety Executive have produced two guides following an Approved Code of Practice:
1 – Legionnaires’ disease: a brief guide for duty holders – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg458.pdf
2 – Legionaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l8.pdf
These documents spell out the legal requirements for landlords and managing agents to help them ensure that the tenant’s risk from exposure to legionella from water systems in residential rental property is safely controlled.
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