Auditing and General Consultancy
The HSE Approved Code of Practice = the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems — requires that management and communication procedures are periodically reviewed to ensure compliance.
The HSE Approved Code of Practice L8 ‘Legionnaires’ Disease (ACOP L8) – The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (clause 42) – requires that management and communication procedures are periodically reviewed.
For many clients this can be undertaken as an exercise together with the existing contractor or service provider however it is advisable to take a third-party assessment of the level of compliance to ensure an independent and unbiased review.
It is beneficial to carry out regular audits of the Legionella management programme to ensure that:
- Control measures are continually effective and appropriate for the site
- Alternative action has been taken in the event of inconsistent results
- All required documentation is available and up to date
- The risk assessment remains valid
- Company procedures and methods are being followed
- Equipment is calibrated and suitable for the task
- All in-house staff and external contractors are suitably trained and competent
- The control methods represent value for money
- Reporting / communication structures and areas of responsibility are fully documented
Solutions we offer
At Nemco, we assist with a wide scope of consultancy work including input to the design phase and / or construction of a new build, development of company water management plans, implementation of control measures and independent auditing.
A corporate governance audit generally involves a review of the company policies and procedures and their compliance with current legislation and industry best practice as well as an inspection of the premises or a selection of sites to determine the extent to which the procedures are being followed in practice.
We have worked with a number high profile public sector and FTSE 100 companies to ensure that they are meeting legal obligations and getting the best out of their suppliers. Where appropriate, potential cost savings or efficiencies may be identified during the course of the review and on most occasions this more than covers the cost of the consultancy work.