LCS currently help over 40 Residential Care and Nursing homes with their compliance with ACOP L8 and CQC water hygiene requirements. We can ensure your compliance and the ongoing safety of residents and staff.
We are completely sympathetic to the unique and sensitive nature of this environment, and can provide all necessary Legionella Control services such as
- Legionella Risk Assessments;
- Remedial and improvement work;
- Routine monitoring
- Legionella sampling (now a requirement under HSG274 Pt2)
- Training for managers, carers and maintenance staff
Naturally all LCS employees are eDBS checked for your peace of mind and the safety of your residents.
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Bacteria Control v Temperature Control
Legionella and other water-borne bacteria thrive in water at temperatures below 50 C, which is why ACOP L8 and HSG 274 Pt 2 specify calorifier temperatures of no less than 60 C, and hot water to all outlets no less than 55 C in Healthcare environments including Care Homes.
There is an alternative:
Whether you want to operate with hot water temperatures below those required by ACOP L8 and HSG 274 to save energy costs; protect users from scalding without the expense of retro-fitting Thermostatic Mixer Valves; or ensure your water system is hygienic and free from bacteria; LCS has the answer - ULTRALOX 40.
ULTRALOX 40 is an odourless & tasteless chemical which can safely be dosed into hot and cold water systems to eliminate bacteria. Reduced hot water temperatures are now possible without allowing Legionella or other pathogens to develop. For more information click here:
Legionella Control Solutions Ltd,
Fusion Business Centre,
Telephone 01709 717100