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Water hygiene management & systems maintenance


Legionella control - monitoring and inspection programmes
Legionella control - monitoring and inspection programmes
Do I need a monitoring and inspection programme?


  • A key part of ACoP L8 is that following a Legionella risk assessment you should prepare a written monitoring plan to control the identified risks of Legionella.
  • This plan should identify the chosen control measure e.g. avoiding water temperatures between 20ºC and 45ºC and how this will be achieved.
  • This plan should then be implemented, regularly managed and monitored.
  • A detailed record of all precautions should then be kept in a dedicated site log book, critical evidence for any health and safety inspection.


"If the risk assessment shows that there is a reasonably foreseeable risk and it is reasonably practicable to prevent exposure or control the risk from exposure, the person on whom the statutory duty falls should appoint a person or persons to take a managerial responsibility and to provide supervision for the implementation of precautions"
ACoP L8, paragraph39.

What is involved in a monitoring and inspection programme?

Monitoring and inspection programmes start in the office, reviewing your current Legionella risk assessment and any other historic records relating to your water system.
A control regime is designed in full consultation with you, understanding the risks and the most optimum methods for managing these. Consideration is given to the available resources you may have in-house and responsibilities are assigned accordingly


Record Keeping

Perhaps the single most important aspect of any Legionella management programme is keeping a record of monitoring results and findings.
Each site is issued with a hard copy or electronic log book depending on your requirements. These log books contain standard documentation and site specific information which fully complies with the requirements of ACoP L8.
The key sections of this user-friendly operating and record keeping manual are:


• Lines of communication and appointed personnel

• Significant findings from the Legionella risk assessment

• Written control scheme

• Monitoring and inspection results

• Monitoring and inspection templates (when site is undertaking actions)

• Remedial and attendance logs

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Below is a full list of the services we are able to offer:

What is Legionella?

Mains pipework chlorination

Full water systems chlorination

Cooling tower cleaning & chlorination

Water storage tank clean & chlorination

Water storage tank refurbishment & replacement

Water storage tank refurbishment & replacement

Closed system pre commission chemical cleaning

Water hygiene management & systems maintenance

Water sampling & UKAS analysis

Legionella risk assessments

De-scaling service



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Our team are City & Guilds qualified and are very helpful and will be able to give you all the help and advice that you require. If you would like to arrange a site visit then please get in touch with us today by phone, email or via our contact form.

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Water Management Services (Midlands) Limited

92A Lichfield Street



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0333 355 1875


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