UKAS Legionella Testing & Water Quality Analysis
Water Treatment Services is a leading water and environmental engineering specialist offering UKAS legionella testing, laboratory water quality analysis and in-field sampling solutions throughout the UK and Internationally.
Our water quality analysis solutions have been developed to accurately identify whether your water systems meet the safety and quality standards set by the Health & Safety Executive for permitted levels of Legionella bacteria in water.
Such analysis helps to improve water safety standards, provides confirmation that your water management and control activities are effective, will help to improve regulatory compliance, and keep people safe.
UKAS laboratory tests to accurately identify if your water meets legal safety standards for legionella.
Legionella testing to UKAS standards
Our specialist testing and water quality analysis solutions for the detection of legionella and other waterborne pathogens includes:
Full national UK coverage
With offices in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), supported by regional teams of specially trained water safety risk assessors, in-field service specialists and technical experts we can offer professional, cost effective water sampling and laboratory analysis solutions across the whole of the UK.
Contact Water Treatment Services today to learn how our Legionella testing and wider water safety risk management solutions can help ensure your risks are managed effectively and the regulatory compliance standards set in this important area are achieved and maintained. To speak with one of our water safety experts call us on 0330 223 31 31 or simply use the button below to get our full contact details or submit our contact form.
Is your water contaminated with legionella?
Our laboratory tests can quickly and accurately identify whether your water systems meet the water quality standards set by the Health & Safety Executive for the permitted levels of Legionella bacteria in water.
Delivered through our network of independent UKAS accredited laboratories we are able to offer specialist legionella detection and analysis services.
Our specialists can accurately verify whether your water systems are contaminated with dangerous levels of Legionella bacteria, the bacterium responsible for the potentially fatal condition called Legionnaires’ disease.
Why should you test for legionella?
The Health & Safety Executive recommend that periodic water samples should be taken and tested for the presence of legionella to ensure bacteria counts are maintained within acceptable limits and adequate control over the water system is being achieved.
The frequency of testing should reflect the type of water system, the level of risk, and the specific recommendations identified in the Legionella risk assessment.
Legionella testing for hot & cold water systems
The Health & Safety Executive in their ACOP L8 and guidance document HSG274 Part 2 do not normally require domestic hot and cold water systems to be tested for legionella if they are well managed and are under adequate control.
However, testing of domestic hot and cold water is recommended under the following circumstances:
Testing cooling towers for legionella
The HSE call for cooling towers to be routinely tested for legionella at least every three months.
However, more frequent legionella testing of cooling towers is recommended under the following circumstances:
Water sampling & UKAS legionella testing services
Water Treatment Services offer two professional water sampling and legionella testing services to assist you in your compliance activities.
Our legionella water sampling and laboratory analysis services can be performed on a one-off or contract basis to suit your specific needs. Please contact us to discuss your water analysis requirements in more detail… contact us →
How long does legionella testing take?
Typically, legionella testing in one of our laboratories will use a standard culture method which usually takes between 10 and 12 days to complete and return a result. However, sometimes our tests can indicate a potential legionella positive result earlier than the normal 10 to 12 days. If this happens then customers would be notified immediately and the results and their implications explained in detail.
Legionella testing standards
The main British Standards relevant to the detection of legionella and sampling methods include:
This is a British Standard code of practice and deals with sampling for Legionella bacteria in water systems.
BS EN ISO 11731-2:2017
This British Standard deals with water quality, and in particular, the enumeration of Legionella.
Additional microbiological tests
In addition to our UKAS legionella testing services we can also test for a variety of other microbial organisms including:
- Total Viable Counts (TVCs)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas species
- Staphylococcus aureus
Specialist legionella testing & water sampling
Contact Water Treatment Services today to find out more about our UKAS legionella testing and professional in-field water sampling services and how they can help improve your validation and regulatory compliance processes.
With offices in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), supported by regional teams of trained Legionella risk assessors, in-field site service specialists and technical experts we can offer professional, cost effective water quality analysis and environmental support solutions across the whole of the UK.
Contact us now for more information or for your FREE, no obligation quote.
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