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HYDROP Independent Consultancy Practice
Specialists in the Management of Legionella and Water Quality

+44 (0)121 354 2030
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Risk Assessments

Our risk assessments, whether for Legionella sp. or Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are compliant with the requirements of the ACoP (L8):2013 and BS 8580-1:2019 and certified by BSi to ISO 9001:2015. Our Legionella Risk Assessments are UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012.

EDC in action

The risk assessment process is a carefully formalised, scientific examination of whether Legionella sp. or Pseudomonas aeruginosa could cause harm to people in an environment in which they work or visit or merely exposed to.

System inspections are carried out by our scientists using our unique and exclusive Electronic Data Collection System (EDC) which is also part of our UKAS accredited process. EDC is comprised of thousands of different reference points which are designed to ensure that all systems are thoroughly and accurately assessed. This procedure can determine whether enough precautions have been taken or whether more should be done to prevent the risk of Legionella sp. or Pseudomonas aeruginosa causing harm.

The Process

All our risk assessments take into consideration the following:

  • The potential of bacterial contamination
  • The potential of bacterial amplification
  • The potential of bacterial transmission
  • The potential of exposure to the bacteria
  • The susceptibility of the user
  • Risk mitigation provided by Water Quality Management programmes in place

The data collected during the risk assessment is presented in scientific but easy-to-read reports.

Uniquely, our risk assessments can be uploaded to our exclusive electronic data collection and management system, Compass, which can collate and manage all information gathered remotely during the Monitoring Programme to a central point on a real-time basis to allow continual update of the risk assessments.

For further information and advice on how Hydrop can assist in this matter click here to contact us or call +44 (0)121 354 2030