What is a Remote Legionella Monitoring System?
March 16th, 2022
Last updated: July 14th, 2022
Legionella monitoring is vitally important. Exposure to the legionella bacteria can cause a form of pneumonia that can be fatal, often referred to as Legionnaires’ disease. Consuming contaminated water is dangerous, plus, contamination can even lead to airborne particles in your commercial building.
With modern technology, there are legionella monitoring methods that can constantly check your water system to ensure that the risk is kept to an absolute minimum, including temperature checks. The bacteria for the disease grow between 20°C to 45°C, and the optimum range is between 35°C and 40°C, so it is vital to constantly monitor temperature and other signs of legionella.
Remote Monitoring For Legionella
Technology helps us to improve legionella control, and this includes remote monitoring. This makes it easier to keep records and can even keep inspection costs down.
Temperature probes are installed within your pipework, and these collect temperature data from the water in your commercial building. This is then stored on a server and made visible via a data hub, either on your site or via a website for viewing.
It is easy to take regular readings from the probes to check the temperature over time and manage the risks of legionella. The information can usually be read from any location, too.
By removing any need for manually checking the temperatures you can cut down on employee workload and costs of labour, all while ensuring a better system to manage your data and records.
Is Legionella Monitoring a Legal Requirement?
It is a legal requirement of landlords, employers, and business owners for commercial properties to make sure their water systems are accessible, and that a risk assessment is carried out. This includes controlling and reducing the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria.
Legionella bacteria are classified as hazardous to health, meaning The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 is also legally relevant.
A Full Legionella Monitoring System in Yorkshire
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we have trained, qualified and experienced water system experts who can work with you to ensure compliance in all of your legionella controls and monitoring.
Contact us today and we can work with you to design a legionella monitoring program to suit you, covering aspects including:
- Carrying out a water safety risk assessment.
- Planning and implementing control measures to prevent bacteria growth.
- Systems for sampling and maintaining water systems.
- Record-keeping and legal compliance.
- Regular maintenance.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all Legionella enquiries. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.