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Legionella Risk Assessment – Emmaus North Staffs

November 2022

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Our customer: Emmaus North Staffs

Emmaus North Staffs support more than 800 households who are without access to essential furniture and appliances. Their charity shops help raise vital funds to continue this work.

They have recently opened their new flagship store in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The newly named Furniture & Home Warehouse (formerly Emmaus Furniture Mine) in Hanley sells a huge range of quality second-hand furniture, plus brand new divan beds, mattresses and white goods. This new store is in addition to their store in Potteries Shopping Centre.

Funds raised at their two charity shops and our eBay store, help Emmaus North Staffs continue to tackle furniture poverty in the local area. Each year their charity partners with local councils and housing associations to offer free items to more than 800 households who are without access to essential furniture and appliances. They are also working on plans to provide accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent, for people experiencing homelessness.

Qube Services: Legionella Risk Assessment

Emmaus North Staffs Requirements:

John Webbe, the Executive Lead at Emmaus North Staffs required a Legionella Risk Assessment to be carried out at their newly opened flagship store in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent to ensure that their water system is safe and compliant not only for their staff team & volunteers but also for the general public who may need to use the welfare facilities while visiting the store.

As building owners they have a duty of care and a legal obligation to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment on a workplace building where there is a foreseeable risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria. As this assessment needs to be undertaken by a competent person who has the correct skills and expertise they instructed Qube to carry this out on their behalf.

Image: Cameron outside Emmaus North Staffs

What we did:

Cameron Derricutt, an experienced Legionella Risk Assessor here at Qube Environmental visited Emmaus North Staffs new store in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent to carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment in accordance with ACoP L8 ‘The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems’ and guidance HSG 274 to examine the water systems and to determine if they present any foreseeable health-related risks associated with Legionella.

Image: Cameron carrying out temperature checks as part of the Legionella Risk Assessment 

The outcome:

The site received a comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessment report that provides a detailed review of any identified risks, outlines recommendations for reducing these risks, and highlights current practices.

Emmaus North Staffs can now use this as a “living” document and ongoing reference to make sure that the control of legionella bacteria in their water systems is maintained. As a living document this will need to be reviewed on a regular basis and specifically if it is suspected to be no longer valid. Further information on this can be found from the Health & Safety Executive L8 Approved Code of Practice.

I cannot thank Qube enough for their efficiency, professionalism, and support of our charity in undertaking this important work – thank you!

John Webbe

Executive Lead, Emmaus North Staffs

Who Are Qube Environmental?

We are independent and impartial Asbestos & Legionella compliance experts who take pride in our commitment to customer service compliance and safety.

Based in Stafford near Staffordshire we offer a variety of Asbestos & Legionella Services here at Qube. Such as: Asbestos Management Survey, Refurbishment & Demolition Survey, Asbestos Sampling, Legionella Risk Assessment, Legionella Water Testing & Sampling & Routine Monitoring across a number of sectors throughout Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire, Warrington & Cheshire, Birmingham, Coventry & West Midlands, Nottingham & East Midlands, Manchester & North West.

Our team of experts are proud certified members of the Legionella Control Association, Alcumus SafeContractor Approved and Gold SafePQQ verified. We are also ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certified for the services we offer giving you peace of mind that you’re getting the best advice and guidance.

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you get compliant and stay compliant!

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