Regular monitoring programs can greatly reduce the risk of a legionella outbreak.
All site based reports and monitoring should be recorded in a site based log book which can be accessed at any time.
WHAT DOES A WATER HYGIENE PROGRAMS INVOLVE?
- Water storage tank inspections and sampling which are carried out at regular intervals, an incorrectly installed and or poorly maintained storage tank can greatly increase the risk of legionella bacteria breeding.
- Temperature monitoring of the hot and cold water systems including checks on the temperature of the hot water Calorifiers or hot water storage vessel.
- Shower head disinfection and descaling done at regular intervals throughout the year. This involves the removal of the shower head and hose which is then cleaned and descaled before being disinfected and flushed with clean water before being put back into service.