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14:01 PM, 23rd January 2016, About 6 years ago

DIY Legionella Risk Assessment Reports for Just £9

Sure it's the law but the points I am making are:-
1. it is an infinitesimally small risk
2. the concern shown about the risk by Mazy and the negativity about a DIY job
3. inspecting and testing every rental is a sledge hammer to crack a nut
3. a few pennies on the the buildings insurance premium could cover the risk
4. an owner occupier is not required by law to do this - why?, because the risk is next to non-existent
5. assuming a source of infection was traced to an owner occupier how would their liability be different to ours, how are they covering their backside?
6. it is a job creation scheme at our cost
7. just another tick box
8. it is the same as the gas test, how many owner occupiers have one of these annually - although this requirement is more understandable as not all landlords take much interest in their properties

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22:01 PM, 19th January 2016, About 6 years ago

DIY Legionella Risk Assessment Reports for Just £9

So Mazy you're really worried!!
On a quick search I found this -

'In 2012, 306 confirmed cases were reported, down from 357 cases of the respiratory disease in 2010. Around 40% of confirmed cases in 2012 were associated with travel abroad, with the greatest number of cases seen in individuals travelling to Spain.

The incidence rate for England and Wales over the 3 year period (from 2010 to 2012) was 5.33 cases per million population (pmp). The peak incidence was in the areas covered by the East Midlands PHE Centre (7.72 pmp), the West Midlands (6.54 pmp) and Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire PHE Centre (6.23 pmp).'

So the risk of contracting legionnaires in the UK is about 3 in a million, I know this statistic is a little dated but it's from a government website so it must it must be true.

Unfortunately it doesn't say how many of these cases were traced to have a source in a residential house or flat that is let, but I'm pretty certain this is zero. Just to add to your concern whatever I do I won't be doing a a legionnaires risk assessment or paying anyone to test the water in my own house.

For me the problem with all those people who have an ax to grind in the risk assessment industry is they have little idea of how to assess a risk unless it's zero. It is just another industry that is going to try and grow on our backs.... Read More