Legionella Risk Assessments for Landlords In Manchester.
At the moment this can be seen as confusing, you should take legal advice and research your options. This business will help you get a Risk assessment for Legionella (Legionnaires Disease)
As a Landlord who rents out domestic properties you may have a legal duty of care to ensure that a competent landlord risk assessment for legionella bacteria has been done. If an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease happens you will be required to supply evidence of a risk assessment for legionella. Risk Assessments can be carried out by landlords provided the property is low risk (most residential properties are) and that you are adequately knowledgeable about the water system in the property. Landlords and agents need to beware that legionella bacteria can multiply in hot or cold water systems and storage tanks, and can be spread via showers and taps. Risk assessments must identify and check potential sources of exposure, and steps needed to prevent or control any risk that is identified. Some areas of the property may be hard to inspect such as cold water tanks in the loft.
Legionella testing certificates are not generally needed for domestic hot water systems.
Landlords of residential accommodation have many responsibilities such as Legionnaires' Disease. Health and safety legislation requires that landlords carry out a risk assessment on rented homes for Legionella. In most cases rented homes will be a low risk, however it is important that risk assessments are still done and control measures are introduced and advice is given to tenants.
Landlords are under a legal duty of care to ensure that the risk of exposure to Legionella for tenants, residents and visitors to their properties is adequately assessed and controlled.
Specific guidance on Legionella and the legal responsibilities of landlords can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website:
Also Download this guide for duty holders, eg, for Landlords.
The following information is taken from Government advice.
Who can assess the risk?
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