Legionella risk assessments are a great way to ensure you have a proper audits and records review to follow all local and New York laws regarding water treatment and Legionella. At Tower Water, we work with the owners of cooling towers, decorative fountains and ponds, domestic hot water, and more.
What Are Legionella Risk Assessments?
A Legionella risk assessment is a detailed review of a company’s Legionella management plan and logbooks. New York State and New York City have compliance laws for managing Legionella, a type of bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. To prevent Legionella from growing, businesses in New York should have a Legionella management plan in place and receive regular Legionella risk assessments.
What Is Included In Legionella Risk Assessments?
Legionella risk assessments are conducted by our Legionella compliance professionals. We consider the specific details of the client’s operation and tailor our audit services accordingly. However, there are common audit tasks that we perform, including the following.
A Review Of The Legionella Management Plan
Step one in a Legionella audit is to find out what and who is involved with the client’s Legionella management plan. We ensure all existing cooling towers are registered and that there is adequate testing for and prevention of Legionella.
An Extensive Legionella Risk Assessment
Businesses that are at-risk of a legionella outbreak should also have a risk assessment plan. We check the Legionella risk and prevention plan as well as ensuring there are emergency testing, management and communication plans in place.
Employee Training And Competence Audit
Employee training and competence are essential to carrying out a legionella prevention and management plan. Without employees who are properly trained, a good prevention plan may not be enough. During a Legionella risk assessment, we assess the level of training and education the employees that are a part of the legionella management plan have received and determine if it meets the necessary criteria.
Assessing The Quality Of Legionella-Related Record Keeping
In addition to legionella management and prevention, companies should also have a process for documenting records, corrective actions, and other steps taken. This ensures you are not penalized or fined in any way due to improper documentation of the action you have taken to prevent the growth of legionella at your worksite or home. After identifying any issues, we make recommendations on how to improve the record-keeping and abide by local and state legionella management laws.
The Importance Of Keeping Records Up to Date With Review
Legionella record-keeping is essential for being able to prove that you are in compliance with local and state compliance laws. During a records review, our legionella compliance professionals determine if there are any areas where improvements in the documentation process can be improved. This ensures your company is not liable to fines and other consequences related to an insufficient legionella management plan.
Get In Touch With Tower Water
Contact our team at Tower Water to schedule a Legionella risk assessment. Our goal is to ensure your team complies with all guidelines and laws related to legionella and water treatment. Reach out to us by phone at (212) 729-9361 or visit our office located at 1460 Broadway New York, NY 10036. If you have any further questions, please schedule a consultation online.