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Legionella Testing Kits & Water Testing Kits

Legionella Testing Kits
 & Water Testing Kits

Legionella Testing Kits

& Water Testing Kits

The UK's most trusted legionella testing company for over 20 years.

Kits from £44.50 + VAT

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One of our best selling products
Shower Head Plus

Proven efficiency against Legionella Bacteria.

2 x 10 Litres only £79.92 + VAT

Legionella testing kits for

Hospitals

Commercial Use

Care Homes

GP / Dentists

Swimming Pools

Using the best technology with a simple testing process

3 Easy Steps to Testing

Fill Sterile Bottle

We send a testing kit containing sterile bottles for you to fill from your showers or hot/cold water supply.

FREE collection

You call us the day before you’re planning to take the sample(s) and we book the courier collection.

Results

On completion of the Laboratory analysis, we send you a Certificate of results together with a testing ‘Shield’ for you to display in your property.

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Legionella Testing Kits

What is Legionella Bacteria?

Legionella bacteria are the cause of Legionnaires’ disease which is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection.

The risk increases with age but some people are at higher risk including smokers, heavy drinkers, those with existing chronic respiratory or kidney disease, diabetes, lung and heart disease or an impaired immune system.

Legionella Testing Kits
FAQ’s

Is there a law which states Legionella testing is mandatory?
The law is clear that if you are a landlord then you have legal responsibilities to make sure that your property is safe and free from hazardous elements, including the Legionella bacteria, so that your health and safety is not compromised. The same is true for employers and other duty holders who are in control of certain premises and are responsible for the health and safety of others.

Having said that, Legionella testing or some other form of microbiological monitoring is not usually required for domestic hot and cold water systems, except for very specific circumstances. Care home and other facilities where residents are likely to be at high risk of infection need particular consideration. You can reference the HSG274 Part 2 regarding this.

Meanwhile, the case is different for employers and business owners. The same guidance indicates that risk assessment, prevention of exposure to hazardous substance, and control of said exposure, which all involve testing, are legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Other related legislation includes the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Do I need a Legionella risk assessment using Legionella testing kits?
According to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, general duties extend to risks from Legionella in the course of work activities. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 includes risk assessment in the framework of duties designed to assess, prevent, and control the risks from hazardous substances, including Legionella.

Duty holders need to appoint or hire somebody who is trained in the use of Legionella testing kits for the efficient identification and assessment of Legionella risk sources. It doesn’t stop there. The same person or team will also take care of managing those risks, preventing and controlling them, keeping records, and carrying out any other related legal duties.

In relation to the domestic setup, it’s still strongly recommended that landlords carry out risk assessment and record their findings. Even if the HSE and local authority inspectors do not proactively inspect domestic premises or demand that landlords provide evidence that they have undertaken risk assessment, a formal record will come in handy in case a tenant contracts Legionnaires’ disease. It’s a way to demonstrate in court that they had fulfilled their legal duty.

How long does it take for the legionella test results to be sent to me?
With AquaCert’s legally compliant Legionella testing kit, it’s not difficult at all. There are only three steps to testing water for Legionella using the kit. The first step is to fill the sterile bottles included in the kit with water from your hot taps and showers. The second step is to inform us that the samples are ready so we can pick them up in the supplied bag in the kit and take them to our lab. And the last step is to wait for the results, which will be delivered to you as soon as they come out of the lab.
How long before I get my Legionella test results from your Legionella testing company?

Yes. This is part of the service package we provide. We will send the results certificate out to you via email and/or post. The samples need to be cultured in the laboratory for 10 days and the whole process can take about 12 to 13 days.

Do I get an official Legionella test certificate?
Yes. This is part of the service package that our Legionella testing company provides to the users of the kit. We will send the results certificate out to you via post.

In addition, we will also update our database with your test results. You can have a password to view your analysis certificate online, which is helpful if you misplace or lose the certificate we send to you.

Plus, as part of the service package, you will also receive reminders via email, fax, or post regarding the schedule for your next Legionella test. You may not have the bacteria in your water now, but this is no assurance that the bacteria will not occur in your water system in the future; after all, Legionella bacteria are naturally occurring organisms.