What is Legionnaires' disease?
Legionnaires' disease is a severe illness triggered by the Legionella bacteria. Infection can occur by inhaling minute water droplets containing the bacteria, which can contaminate and flourish within different water systems such as household hot and cold water setups. To prevent its transmission, it's imperative for landlords overseeing residential accommodations to take proactive measures.
Landlords' Legal Responsibilities
Health and safety regulations stipulate that landlords are required to carry out risk assessments aimed at identifying and reducing the potential for Legionella contamination. Although the risk is generally low in most rented properties, it remains crucial for landlords to undertake these assessments and establish preventive measures.
Risk Assessment: Ensuring Safety
The risk assessment procedure plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and health of tenants, residents, and visitors. Landlords bear the responsibility of accurately evaluating and managing this risk. In numerous instances, landlords can personally perform the risk assessment provided they possess the necessary competence. Alternatively, the LRA - Pitruchaya Ltd is available to conduct this assessment on your behalf.