As part of our Risk & Compliance management services portfolio Kiwa Compliance International provides Inspection, Testing & Consultancy on Legionella & Water Safety in any system where water is stored or used. Our companies are accredited or certified for Legionella inspections, sampling, testing and advice for both hot & cold water.
The Legionella bacteria can be (very) harmful to humans health, from a flu like illness to even death. Legionella bacteria are the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever.
When Legionella is present in a water system that is not heated or cold enough, the Legionella bacteria can easily multiply. And if there is insufficient water flow there rapidly occurs a large population of Legionella bacteria. These adhere to the inner wall of the water system (biofilm). Legionella risks occur when the Legionella bacteria is inhaled (exposure). This can happen by creating or dispersing water droplets of contaminated water into the air (aerosols).
Legionella can be found in cooling towers (used in industrial cooling water systems), domestic hot water systems, domestic cold water, large central air conditioning systems, fountains, swimming pools and similar disseminators that draw upon a public water supply. Kiwa Compliance "takes care of your cares" for a wide range of customers, for example hospitals, elderly homes, governments, care homes, hotels, industry (process water), etc.
A variety of services:
- Legionella risk assesments,
- Legionella quickscan, a management audit combined with inspection which provides a first insight in your potential Legionella Risks,
- Policy & Procedural review.
- Water sampling for Legionella,
- Analysis of water samples.
- Legionella Management plans,
- Provision of Legionella log books and Legionella safety files,
- Plan of Action / Scope of works, appropriate and pragmatic remedial measures,
- Legionella managementplan audits & evaluation.
- Project management combined with data services
- Supervision during Legionella remedial works,
- Legionella Awareness Training.
Kiwa Compliance can manage Legionella issues for you and give advise so that the water little Vivian, Merel, Anne, Clare, John, Pedro, Lars, Jan, Karsten & all other children shower with is not harmfull for them and they are happy we partner up together to strive for a healthy living and work place.
For further information on Legionella Risk & Compliance Management feel free to contact us!