L8 Monitoring

HSE ACoP L8, "Legionnaires' disease, the control of legionella bacteria in water systems" requires that a written scheme for controlling the risk from legionella is prepared. The written scheme should be implemented and properly managed so that all water services systems are routinely checked for temperature, water demand and inspected for cleanliness and use.

Water Hygiene Maintenance, Inspection and Monitoring to HSE requirements

HSE ACOP L8 and associated guidance HSG 274 Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems require that the following are completed:

  • Check the performance of the system and its component parts
  • Inspect the accessible parts of the system for damage and signs of contamination
  • Monitor the treatment / temperature regime to ensure that it continues to control to the required standard
  • Audit the existing site records

A water hygiene service designed for peace of mind

Quality Environmental Services (QES) have extensive knowledge of legionella monitoring and inspection works with the latest in handheld technology and web-based reporting.

QES can offer:

  • National coverage
  • Pre-planned visit management
  • Packages from complete L8/HSG 274 compliance monitoring to bespoke packages for clients where monitoring items cannot be completed internally.
  • Monitoring packages can include water sampling and analysis (chemical and microbiological including legionella) utilising a network of UKAS accredited laboratories
  • Direct employed, trained, competent & experienced QES personnel
  • Latest handheld technology combined with aquaAdept software for routine monitoring works, to ensure timely delivery of all information to clients

Our people

All of QES site personnel have been selected based upon excellent qualifications and an extensive 'time served' experience of air & water hygiene service industry. All individuals have routinely demonstrated excellent abilities in customer care, customer relations, being well presented and capable of dealing with client questions & problems in a professional and courteous manner.

All QES site personnel receive H&S training as part of their initial induction training and possess Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) Safety Passports. They also receive additional training as appropriate, including CSCS, Confined Space Working, Working at Heights and PASMA.