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L8 Compliance

Approved Code of Practice L8

“Legionnaire’s disease The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems Approved Code of Practice & Guidance” commonly known as L8, is designed to give you practical advice on how you identify and manage the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria. It is based on the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)

L8 states that it is a legal requirement for employers and those with responsibilities for the control of premises to:

  • Identify and assess the source of risk – This is a Phase Technology Legionella Risk Assessment  More
  • Prepare is scheme for preventing or controlling the risk – This is a component of the Phase Technology Legionella Risk Assessment and SafeWater Monitoring System More
  • Implement, manage and monitor precautions – This means you have to undertake tests, inspections and water sampling to ensure your control regime is effective. This is a component of the Phase Technology Monitoring Programmes. More
  • Keep records of these precautions – This is a component of the Phase Technology SafeWater Monitoring System More
  • Appoint a person to be managerially responsible - The Responsible Person is the most important person in the legionella management chain. It is important to note that the Responsible Person must have the financial authority to implement the control scheme and authorise corrective actions when they are required. HSE Guide for the responsible person is available. Download here.

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