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Legionella HSE Update

As pressure mounts for Dental Practices and businesses to demonstrate documented compliance evidence with HTM 04-01 guidance, The Approved Code of Practice for Control of Legionella in Water Systems, and COSHH Regulation, the HSE have updated their website and supporting guidance on how to comply with current legislation. The guidance will help employers and those with responsibility for the control of premises, understand what their statutory duties are and how to comply with current health and safety law.

The site also offers advise on implementing actions required following a legionella risk assessment, frequently asked questions and water quality testing advice and frequency-See link below:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/faqs.htm#Testing-monitoring

In accordance with updated HSE guidance and in an affort to support dbg members, the dbg can now provide:

  • LCA Accredited Legionella Risk Assessments and Legionella logbooks

  • COSHH and Legionella Awareness Training (2hours verifiable CPD)

  • Dental Unit Water Line disinfectants with dip slides and Legionella Water Testing Kits (Coming soon) 

  • An online updated Quality, Safety and Health Package which includes example risk assessments and written schemes of legionella control templates

For further information please call the dbg Membership Support Team on 01606 861 950.

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