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Bel
25-07-2007, 14:44 PM
I seem to have gone all 'health and safety' today. (See my fire safety thread http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7160 )

There's an interesting article on LLzone about Legionnaires Disease.
http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/Legionella.htm

Do any agents do Legionnaires Disease risk assessments? Or any kind of risk assessment when taking on managment of a property?

Bel
27-07-2007, 13:26 PM
C'mon..!! Is this just BS or should LL's take it seriously and do a risk assessment?:cool:

Bel
31-07-2007, 09:47 AM
Dont miss giving your valued opinion on this exciting issue.

Perhaps I'll get the record for the most bumped yet unanswered forum question EVER on Landlordzone.

Colincbayley
31-07-2007, 10:47 AM
Legionnaires Disease - Isn't that what you get when you join the French Foreign Army?

Colincbayley
31-07-2007, 10:52 AM
I seem to have gone all 'health and safety' today. (See my fire safety thread http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7160 )

There's an interesting article on LLzone about Legionnaires Disease.
http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/Legionella.htm

Do any agents do Legionnaires Disease risk assessments? Or any kind of risk assessment when taking on managment of a property?

I have never come across ANY agent that carries out ANY form of risk assessment to a property.

I can't see too many taking up the opportunity to test for Legionnaires Disease, Most seem to be happy if the fridge has had a quick wipe before letting.

jeffrey
31-07-2007, 11:09 AM
Actually, it can be a serious problem: chiefly if air-conditioning units are not properly serviced and therefore blow out bacterially/microbially-active air.

Colincbayley
31-07-2007, 11:16 AM
Actually, it can be a serious problem: chiefly if air-conditioning units are not properly serviced and therefore blow out bacterially/microbially-active air.

Maybe, but how many rental properties have Air-Con.

shhhh
31-07-2007, 11:20 AM
Think you're probably ok if you usually rent to reasonably fit & well people...

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/iacl27.pdf
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Legionnaires-disease/Pages/Symptoms.aspx?url=Pages/What-happens.aspx

Bel
31-07-2007, 12:56 PM
Perhaps I'll get the record for the most bumped yet unanswered forum question EVER on Landlordzone.

Rats! Foiled again!


If water is stored between 20C and 50C there is more risk. As infection is usually by fine droplets, a showerhead that has not been used for sometime could be a good breeding ground for infection. So flats/houses left empty for a while could have an increased risk.

I think that agents should warn LLs of the risk, so that they do their own inspection, in the same way fire and furniture regs etc must be advised to all LLs.
Apparently a LL is legally bound by the duty of care to do a risk assessment for it...but I don't see any refs to it by agents online.

Once the risk assessment is done and no high risk is detected, you have done your duty. Due diligence.