Legionella Risk Assessments

FCS Live can provide Legionella Risk Assessments via specialist contractors who have UKAS 17020 Accreditation for Legionella Risk Assessment. 

All water systems require a Legionella Risk Assessment, however not all systems will require elaborate control measures. A simple risk assessment may show that the risks are low and being properly managed to comply with the law. In such cases, you may not need to take further action, but it is important to review your assessment regularly in case of any changes in your system, and specifically if there is a reason to suspect it is no longer valid.

The first step in assessing the risk from Legionella bacteria within any water systems is to carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment (LRA). The LRA should be carried out by a competent person who has training in Legionella awareness as well as someone who fully understands the water systems(s) being evaluated.

The Legionella Risk Assessment will consist of a full onsite survey to inspect and evaluate all water systems present.  They will identify the level of risk, evaluate every type of risk and prioritise the actions required and control measures need to control the risks.  We will also produce a schematic for all water systems.

Where systems have a high risk of Legionella contamination particularly where water droplets are produced by a process, then the Legionella Risk Assessment must be thoroughly worked through and completed by someone with a high level of Legionella awareness and most likely by a trained Legionella Risk Assessor. Examples of these high-risk types of systems are showers, cooling towers, wet humidifiers, jacuzzis, vehicle wash systems and others where water droplets are produced.

Through our specialist contractors we can also carry out remedial work such as dead leg removal, tank cleaning and disinfection, thermostatic mixing valve service and testing as well as regular temperature monitoring if required.


If you would like more information on how we can help you further or simply require a competitive quote please call us on 0333 0433 833 or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will reply to your enquiry promptly.