Domestic Hot and Cold Water Responsibilities For ACoP L8 Compliance
Domestic hot and cold water systems are subject to ACoP L8 compliance where they are installed in rental accommodation, housing association property, retirement homes, sheltered accommodation or council managed properties.
Your responsibility as a landlord or manager of such properties, is to make sure that your water system is regularly checked and cleaned as required. AMES are delighted to carry out scheduled testing and cleaning of properties in your care, to ensure that your water system meets legal requirements.
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What should be done?
Should I record it in logbook?
|Weekly||Flush little used outlets||YES|
|Monthly||Check temperature of sentinel outlets and a representative number of outlets||YES|
|Quarterly||Clean and disinfect all shower heads and hoses, where applicable||YES|
|Six-monthly||Sampling regime for Category II Potability, Legionella and TVC/Coliforms/E-Coil||YES|
|Annually||Ensure all outlets throughout building have been checked each year
see Monthly, above
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Legionella risk assessments for landlords, housing associations, local authorities and property managers.
The Building Research Establishment has identified that around 10% of domestic homes have legionella in their water system. Local authorities and landlords with larger housing stock may be able to have a generic risk assessment carried out providing they are clear on the nature of water systems involved. Clearly some domestic systems carry greater risks than others (e.g. where water is stored rather than being heated through a combi-boiler).
We can assist housing associations with appropriate risk assessments on their stock of domestic properties. AMES can help with weighing up the associated risks of water treatment and management (Legionella, risk of scalding, impact of biocides etc).
Find out more about our cleaning contracts or to sign up with AMES:
- Call: 0800 197 1650
- Or click here to send us an online enquiry using our contact form.