STEN Property Ltd
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate, Newark,
Nottinghamshire, NG24 1EZ
T: 01636 642890
‘Landlords who provide residential accommodation, as the person in control of the premises or responsible for the water systems in their premises, have a legal duty to ensure that the risk of exposure of tenants to legionella is properly ASSESSED and CONTROLLED. This duty extends to residents, guests, tenants and customers.’
The Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 4th Edition
The two key words in this description are ASSESSED and CONTROLLED which gives a clue as to what needs to be done...
This can be achieved by carrying out a Legionella Risk Assessment on the hot and cold (H&C) water installation at the property.
This is the part most landlords don’t do:
You can appoint us as your RESPONSIBLE PERSON!
Legionella also incorporates these other pieces of legislation
Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/basics.htm