Legionella Control Monitoring + Inspection Programmes: ACOP L8


Legionella Control Monitoring + Inspection Programmes: ACOP L8.

Health & Safety Commission HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8 )

Your Health + Safety Obligations

ACoP L8 states that following a Legionella Risk Assessment you are required to prepare a written monitoring plan to control the identified risks of Legionella.

How Water Hygiene Services Monitor Water Systems

Water Hygiene Services Ltd provide a system log book which is used to store the records of legionella control monitoring tasks carried out, this includes;

  • Weekly flushing of little-used outlets
  • Monthly temperature test results of representative outlets
  • Quarterly descaling of shower heads and spray taps
  • Annual inspection of calorifiers
  • Annual water storage tank inspection
  • 24 monthly legionella risk assessment review
  • A Water Hygiene Surveyor will visit the site at regular intervals to ensure that risks are kept in
  • Temperatures and conditions will be compared with parameters detailed in ACOP L8.

Monitoring Plan

A Monitoring plan will identify the chosen control measure e.g. avoiding water temperatures between 20ºC and 45ºC and how it will be achieved.

A Monitoring Plan should be closely adhered to and actions should be implemented, regularly managed and monitored.

System Log Book

A detailed record of all precautions should then be kept in a site log book. This is necessary evidence for all health and safety inspections.


Recommendations & Remedial Action:

If conditions are identified which could possibly lead to the growth of legionella bacteria then recommendations will be made to minimise the risk.

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Very happy with their very high standard of work Water Hygiene Services have been carrying out legionella risk assessments for us for a couple of years now. We have been very happy with their very high standard of work, their ability to work to tight deadlines and the general professional service they provide

Richard Waudby
Engineering Surveyor, NPS Humber Ltd