Legionella Risk Assessments

Legionella Risk Assessments

Property Partners is an approved Legionella Risk Assessor, working with letting and estate agents, solicitors and private landlords across the North East of Scotland

Landlords of residential properties are required under Health & Safety Executive (HSE) legislation to carry out risk assessments to check their properties for the Legionella bacteria which causes Legionnaire’s disease. Once in place, best practice recommends that this be reviewed every two years.

Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonia like illness which in severe cases can be fatal. It is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. These bacteria occur in the natural environment and can contaminate “and grow” in water systems, including domestic hot and cold water systems,

The risk in most residential properties is likely to be minimal and landlords can carry out the assessment relatively simply by themselves, following guidance and advice issued by the HSE. Landlords do not have to be professionally trained or accredited to do this.

However, many landlords prefer to bring in an experienced, knowledgeable operator to carry out assessments on their properties. In addition to carrying out assessments Property Partners advises on measures that can be taken to reduce any future risk.

Why use Property Partners?

  • Flexible and client focused – we carry out assessments on a day and time which best suits the client – including weekends and evenings
  • Efficient and cost effective – assessments are recorded live on an iPad Pro so there’s no need to recalculate figures back at the office
  • Single contact – one point of contact from initial request to completion so you know exactly who you will be dealing with
  • One call; multiple services – Property Partners provides a range of other services including EPCs, 360 Virtual Property Tours and 2D & 3D floor plans which can be carried out in the same visit
  • Knowledgeable and experienced – we are qualified architectural technicians, experienced in the design aspect of domestic and commercial properties
  • Peace of Mind – Property Partners provides this service in association with Scottish Government approved Elmhurst Energy and is audited on a regular basis
  • Insured – Property Partners has full Professional Indemnity insurance covering all property services

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