Risk Assessment Specification
What areas would be reviewed?
The purpose of a Risk Assessment is to evaluate your plant, equipment, operational and management of the building systems and their risk of bacteriological proliferation.
Your risk assessment would include all hot and cold water services, which will incorporate an assessment of the design, usage and condition. All information would be recorded on pro-forma forms and collated within a single comprehensive document. It would include assessments of:
System design, installation and materials
Operational and maintenance regime
Storage conditions of cold water
Storage conditions of hot water
Temperature measurements would also be completed, checked and evaluated to meet the following standards:
Hot water storage at above 60°C
Hot water storage at discharge points above 50°C within one minute of running
50°C within one minute of running
20°C within two minutes of running
Colour schematic drawing produced showing pipe links between plant assets and building water distribution. Colour coded: Blue = Mains Water, Green = Tanks Water and Red = DHWS. Where hot water is discharged at more than 50°C and there is a risk of scalding the risk assessment should identify the need for thermostatic mixing valves or other forms of temperature control. Areas requiring remedial work will be covered in your report.