The management of Health & Safety and Environmental issues in the workplace is a complex and time consuming task.
Through a national team of consultants Dakro Environmental provide advice and guidance. This may take the form of surveys, assessments and/or recommendation to ensure conformance with current guidelines and legislation.
In larger organisations it is often the case that products and services are sub contracted, our experienced consultants can help with tender preparation and provide a “policing service” to ensure that established procedures are being adhered to and suitable records are being maintained.
Dakro working with your management can facilitate the design and implementation of a written Legionella management scheme delivered in a formal management package and implemented through training and review.
A Committed Consultancy Service
The Dakro consultancy service, as well as the management system is committed adhering to a number of goals and targets to ensure clients receive the best possible service.
It is committed to developing and improving Quality Management Systems, persistently looking at areas to improve its effectiveness with the end goal of successfully enhancing customer satisfaction.
There’s a commitment to ensuring the expectations and needs of the customer are determined and met which is achieved with clear communication throughout the organisation to establish objectives with management review meeting sets, reports and by measuring the processes and effectiveness of the quality management system.
And because Dakro is dedicated to understanding and providing customers with an excellent service, all personnel fully understand the requirements of the Quality Policy so to be able to provide clients with the very best possible service.
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Furthermore, Dakro complies with all English and EU legislation and regulations which are distinctively connected to business activities, whilst regularly monitoring quality performance and implementing any appropriate improvements.
If you have any queries about the Dakro consultancy service, please don’t hesitate to use the contact form on the site or call 0121 559 6431 to speak with a representative.
The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8), for the control and prevention of Legionellosis, including Legionnaires Disease was revised in January 2001. The ACOP sets out a requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) Act for the management and control of micro organisms such as Legionellosis. The ACOP provides the guidance through which prosecution may be made under the relevant legislative acts. Whilst failure to comply to any part of the ACOP is not in itself an offence, that failure may be used in a court of law in contravention to HSWA 1974, COSHH 2002 and MHSWA 1999.
The ACOP applies to any work undertaken and to premises used in connection with a trade. All water systems should be considered with the potential for both growth and water dissemination to the atmosphere of the Legionella Bacteria assessed. The responsibility for management and maintenance of a system should be defined with clear lines of communication and reporting imposed. A written scheme of control or prevention techniques should be applied to minimise risk areas. Records are required to be kept on site at all times for a minimum of five years.
The key element from the ACOP is for the provision for a Risk Assessment to be performed to all water services contained within the premises.
The objective of a Risk Assessment is to ensure compliance with the Approved Code of Practice, as part of which the following shall be performed :
- Identify and assess source of risk.
- Prepare a written scheme for preventing, minimising and controlling the risk.
Once completed, the Risk Assessment requires regular reviewing and in any case where there is reason to believe that the original assessment may no longer be valid.
Dakro Environmental Ltd can offer a full and complete Risk Assessment Service specific to the buildings requirements.
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Site Water Services Log Book
The Health and Safety Executive requires all water systems identified as operating such that the risk of Legionellosis may be evident, be managed to minimise or eliminate as far as reasonably practicable that risk. This is achieved by the formation of a written scheme of prevention or corrective actions that are required to be implemented. This written scheme is inclusive of all management and maintenance programs commissioned for the control of risk from Legionellosis. Primary objectives include for :
- Identifying and ensuring proper application of maintenance, repair, cleaning and treatment regimes for all water services and ancillary equipment in order to maintain satisfactory water quality with respect to potential Legionella contamination.
- Ensuring that sufficient information, training and supervision is provided for, or undertaken by those persons involved in the site water services, defining clear responsibilities and providing formal communication lines for reporting unacceptable situations and resolving problems.
- Establishing written standards and performance criteria for all water services, keeping clear records of all the activities performed and results obtained. With meetings to agree objectives and audit compliance regularly.
The Health and Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice requires that a log book is maintained on site with up to date details on the following :
- Nominated responsible persons, with clearly defined lines of communications and reporting channels for sub-contractors and specialists.
- A written scheme of control measures for minimising the risks.
- Schematic drawings of the systems identified at risk.
- Record of all actions taken, signed by the operator.
These records must be kept for a minimum of five years and be available for inspection by the HSE or the local Environmental Health Officer upon request.
Dakro Environmental Ltd can offer a full and complete Water Services Log Book and Service, Specific to the buildings requirements.