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Legionella testing

Jan 2018 11 22:15

Post by Newtoallofthis » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 10:15pm

Post by Newtoallofthis by Newtoallofthis Jan 2018 11 22:15

Evening all, I've only been a site manager for the ladt month after years on building sites. This one subject worries me to death, it's probably been posted before. Can anyone please give me a guide as to how I need to test for legionella. What the temp should be? What time period does the water need to hit temp within? How often testing needs to be done? How do I test temp of TMV's and same as above regard time and temps.

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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 06:39

Post by Golfer72 » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 6:39am

Post by Golfer72 by Golfer72 Jan 2018 12 06:39

Morning, you should have a water hygiene contract with all of that on. You might have weekly, monthly or quarterly jobs to do within that programme. Also in the file you should find your legionella risk assessment. Check that your head has you down as the responsible person which should be in the assessment. It would be good practice to get booked on a legionella course asap.
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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 07:03

Post by scrubadub » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 7:03am

Post by scrubadub by scrubadub Jan 2018 12 07:03

I have a contractor who comes in monthly to do temp testing. All I do is weekly flush of areas advised by them, then whole school flush after every holiday.

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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 07:25

Post by trout39843 » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 7:25am

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Jan 2018 12 07:25

Golfer72 wrote:
Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 6:39am
Morning, you should have a water hygiene contract with all of that on. You might have weekly, monthly or quarterly jobs to do within that programme. Also in the file you should find your legionella risk assessment. Check that your head has you down as the responsible person which should be in the assessment. It would be good practice to get booked on a legionella course asap.
Good advice bro, I agree. After you've been on the course you can save and do your own temp. testing. The forms are in the guides section. [Like.png]
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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 11:23

Post by DaveHStoke » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 11:23am

Post by DaveHStoke by DaveHStoke Jan 2018 12 11:23

Massive responsibitilies. There are some things you can do such as weekly flushing and monthly recording but as far as the risk assessment and sampling is concerned, get in a professional.

Little used outlets need to be flushed weekly. All outlets flushed after a school shutdown, such as the summer break. Tank and cal cleaning every year or whatever the risk assessment states.

Temperature checks should be done monthly. Use the following:

Hot Water >50°C within 1min
Cold Water <20°C within 2mins
TRV's target temp 41°C
Boiler Outgoing temp 60°C
Boiler Return temp 50°C

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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 11:55

Post by EBJ » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 11:55am

Post by EBJ by EBJ Jan 2018 12 11:55

We had a brilliant outside contractor who did all this and sent all the paper work to us, any problem that needed doing was highlighted in red and it was up to us to sort the problem out, they also did our mains water tanks including cleaning of them. [Like.png]
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Re: Legionella testing

Jan 2018 12 17:26

Post by thecaretaker » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 5:26pm

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There is a little information in our guides section
https://www.thecaretakers.co.uk/CMS2/gu ... sease.html

and

https://www.thecaretakers.co.uk/CMS2/gu ... heets.html

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