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Legionella Risk Assessment, Sampling & AnalysisHere at The Water Lab, our staff our fully trained to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments and associated sampling and analysis. We have completed City and Guilds accredited courses and have capability to assess the potential dangers of your hot and cold water systems.

Please note, we cannot accept samples for Legionella testing on a Friday. Monday to Thursday only.

The Health and Safety Authority advises that premises that are at risk of contamination with Legionella should have a management plan in place to deal with the associated risk. Typical premises include hotels, leisure centres, nursing homes, spa’s, hydrotherapy pools, shopping centres etc. These places have areas such as water sitting in pipelines for an extended period of time and when these are not used for a prolonged period of time, conditions develop which are suitable for Legionella to thrive.

It is important that an initial risk assessment is carried out determine the potential liklelyhood of Legionella developing. This would identify the number of water outlets, the typical temperatures, the sampling periods, the sampling methodology etc.

The Water Lab can provide a dedicated service team to ensure that all your requirements for Legionella analysis are met.

All data relating to the individual premises including any disinfection carried out and test results would be kept on site in a designated folder.

The Water Lab offers many services tailored to the legionella assessment Irish market including:

  • Legionella Sampling
  • Flushing of Taps, Showers & Water System
  • Routine Temperature Checks
  • Cold Water Storage Tank Inspections, Cleaning and Sterilisation

Occupational Health and Safety legislation, the obligation lies with employers to carry out a risk assessment in relation to legionella prevention and control in the workplace. Where a risk is identified the appropriate control measures should be put into place and a risk management plan adopted.

Outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease have been associated with:

  • Drinking Water Fountains
  • Hospitals
  • Vehicle Wash systems
  • Sprinkler/Irrigation Systems and Hose Reels
  • Air Handling and Airconditioning Systems
  • Hot and Cold water systems including showers
  • Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers

The Water Lab experience includes detailed risk assessments on industrial buildings, hotels, shopping centres, office buildings, airports, universities.

To request a quote or get more information call 01 6275656 or email

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