Legionella testing and bacteria water sampling provides another level of legionella risk management. Our testing adheres to the industry recommendations and approved codes of practice or ACoP. Specifically, our testing follows the AcOP L8 & BS 7592:2008 or Sampling for Legionella bacteria in water systems.
In our standard testing, we also sample the water for other potentially harmful bacteria aside from legionella. We also test for E.Coli and Psuedomonas. We identify the Total Viable Counts or TVCs of these and other water-based bacterium.
After sampling is conducted, the samples are immediately sent to our labs on the same day. These samples are analysed only in laboratories approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. We provide a list of actionable recommendations as well as a full technical backup when we report on the results of our testing.
The main purpose of bacteria water sampling is to ensure the quality of the water and keep occupants of premises safe. These tests will inform decisions and preventive measures in the future.
As for legionella testing, the Health & Safety Executive set guidelines for periodic water sampling to further make sure that their populations don’t exceed acceptable and safe levels. This recommendation also provides properties with assistance to achieve adequate control over the water system.
The recommended frequency of water sampling is influenced by the following factors: