Risk Assessments

Our specialists have been assisting our clients assess the risks from Legionella to their workforce, customers and buildings for more than 25 years.

Waterman Environmental Services can help you to assess and manage these risks and ensure that you comply with all legal requirements.

WES are a Legionella Control Association registered company providing national coverage.

In order to comply with the Health and Safety Commission Approved Code of Practice L8 ACOP HSG274 (Legionnaires’ Disease, The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems), companies are under a legal obligation to minimise and control the risk of Legionellosis by:

  • Identifying and assessing the sources of risk of exposure
  • Implementing and managing precautions
  • Appointing a person to be managerially responsible
  • Recording all related actions

All WES Legionella risk assessments are completed by City and Guilds qualified, competent and experienced professional specialists in accordance with British Standard BS 8580.

The risk assessment process:

Our City and Guilds trained risk assessors will undertake a detailed site survey of all water associated assets, operating our online risk assessment software (E.F.A.M).

E.F.A.M is an internet based risk assessment tool providing you with a document that will assist you in complying with appropriate legislative requirements and best practice techniques to ACoP L8 / HSG274.

The (E.F.A.M) risk assessment software incorporates the following into your Risk Assessment;

  • Risk Assessment
  • Photographic evidence of all major assets
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Asset Register
  • Responsible person instructions
  • Control Scheme
  • Temperature regime
  • Schematic drawing in Turbo / Auto CAD
  • Remedial Work recommendations
  • Legionella and microbiological analysis (where appropriate)

As part of the assessment, our specialists will recommend precautionary measures to reduce the overall risk. These may include management responsibility and training, as well as system maintenance, refurbishment and routine monitoring and inspection.

We understand the increasing pressure on budgets. With this in mind all our recommendations are prioritised, HIGH – MEDIUM – LOW which means that money spent on high priority actions will produce the maximum benefit in terms of risk reduction.

WES Risk Assessments are provided electronically via the WES digital portal (E.F.A.M) website by a secure password.

WES utilise a European standard matrix which provides an actual calculation rather than an individual’s personal opinion which can fluctuate and differ between assessors.

Risk Rating is calculated by multiplying the likelihood against the consequences, e.g. taking a likelihood of 2, which is classified as probable risk and multiplying this against a consequence of 2, which is classified as a minor risk this would give you an overall risk rating of 4.