Don’t leave it to chance … If you own or are involved in managing a Dental Practice, get in touch with us and we will run through all the requirements of the Legionella legislation

dentalsurgeryOur Risk assessments have been developed in accordance with the guidelines and recommended practices issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive L8 and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and is supported by the Department of Health’s guidance documents:

  • Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices (HTM01-05)
  • Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: The control of Legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems (HTM04-01)

What does a Legionella Risk Assessment involve?

Following a site survey, our qualified and experienced risk assessor will produce a comprehensive report. The Legionella Risk Assessment report will identify any risks, as well as any remedial action necessary, to meet current standards and legal requirements.

The report will also include a Schematic Drawing of your water system and a guide to complying with the Associated Code of Practice (ACOP L8).

_1Our fully documented Legionella Risk Assessment includes identification and evaluation of potential sources of risk and includes:

  • A full asset register outlining the water systems which fall within these guidelines on your site.
  • Digital photographs of all your assets.
  • Outline the current condition of the water systems and whether the water storage is hygienic and compliant with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.
  • AutoCAD schematic drawings of your water systems.
  • Whether water temperatures are satisfactory for the control of Legionella bacteria.
  • The risk assessment will define any remedial actions required to achieve compliance with the guidelines such as cleaning and disinfection of water systems and storage. It will recommend ways of either eliminating or managing the risk to Legionella bacteria through an action plan
  • schedule for on-going water hygiene monitoring.
  • Provide you with a clear understanding of how the guidelines relate directly to your site and provide the documentation required by the HSE/HSC.
  • Identification of on-site personnel training requirements

Will somebody at our dental practice require training?


The Registered Manager of a dental practice is responsible for the implementation of a suitable training programme. We can provide all the training and information you need in order to comply with the legislation.

Does our dental practice need to keep records?

Again, yes! This will form part of the Legionella Risk Assessment.

Your duties under the law

As an employer, or someone responsible for the control of premises you  must know what you must do to comply with the law and review what you do.

Read the Guide