ACoP L8 Legionella Risk Assessments

Professional Legionella Risk Assessment Horsham


We’ve been proudly conducting detailed legionella risk assessments in Horsham and the surrounding areas for many years. Our assessments are done in line with ACoP L8 – the approved code of practice for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. 


Legionella Explained

Legionella is a bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease – a type of pneumonia that can be contracted by breathing in airborne water droplets. 


Thankfully the bacteria and disease are generally quite rare nowadays. However, they can both be extremely dangerous, and in some cases are potentially fatal.  


Certain people are unfortunately more susceptible to Legionnaires’ disease: 


  • People aged 45 and over
  • Heavy smokers and drinkers 
  • People suffering from chronic respiratory diseases 
  • Those with compromised immune systems 
  • Individuals with kidney issues 


Legionnaires’ Disease – The Symptoms 

The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are very similar to a winter flu. Patients will experience chills, muscle pains, fever and headaches. They may also suffer from a cough. 


More extreme cases will see sufferers getting mentally confused and potentially having diarrhoea. Fortunately, the disease can’t be spread from person to person. However, in serious cases, it can prove to be fatal. 



How People Contract It

Legionnaires’ disease is contracted by inhaling very small droplets of water that contain legionella – the bacteria that sits behind the disease. These water droplets tend to come from things like hot tubs, air conditioning systems, humidifiers, taps and showers that aren’t regularly used. 


For this reason, it is generally caught in hotels, office blocks and hospitals – as opposed to in residential homes. It’s also not generally caught by drinking water that contains the bacteria, or by swimming in lakes and ponds. 


What The Law Says

As an employer, landlord or someone in charge of any kind of premises, you are obliged to meet the requirements set out in various acts and regulations, in relation to legionella:


  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2022 
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 


These three pieces of law collectively state that you must ensure you have a legionella risk assessment, and a framework for prevention and control, in place. 


Our Services

We have a huge amount of experience providing hygiene services in Horsham and the surrounding areas. As well as legionella risk assessments, we offer: 


  • Annual cold-water storage tank cleaning 
  • Monthly temperature monitoring
  • Quarterly shower head descaling 


Get In Touch

We are a multi-disciplinary hygiene services contractor based in Kent. We can help provide you with a legionella risk assessment that gives you peace of mind and, importantly, ensures your employees, customers and residents are safe. 
Call us on 0800 292 2400 and one of our team will be on hand to take your call. Alternatively, you can use the contact form on our website, or drop us an email at


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