Healthy Buildings International has a wealth of experience in a range of legionella related topics, and routinely conducts work for many clients across Australia.
Our services range from routine and secondary monthly water testing, to developing cooling tower risk management plans, warm water system management plans and the conduct of management plan audits.
Our cooling tower risk management plans and any associated audits are based on the stringent legislative requirements in Victoria, the more rigorous in Australia.
Many of our clients outside of Victorian request that legionella risk management plans and processes be based on the strict Victorian standards as best practice. Our experienced team includes Cooling Tower System Risk Management Plan Auditors who are certified by the Victorian Department of Health.
Key legionella cooling tower and risk management services include:
- detailed site based risk assessments with the objective of:
- addressing the five prescribed risk areas as set out in section 91 of the PHWB Act 2008, and defined in Regulation 51 of the PHWB Regulation 2009, namely stagnant water, nutrient growth, poor water quality, deficiencies in the cooling tower system, and the location and access of the cooling tower)
- identifying any additional risks on site
- assessing compliance against relevant legislative requirements
- review on site documentation applicable to the maintenance of the cooling tower
- recommendations on addressing any highlighted risks
- reviews of Risk Management Plans across Australia annually, or earlier due to the occurrence of any of five ‘trigger’ events occurring.
- annual independent audits of existing Risk Management Plans as required by legislation throughout the Victorian sites by Department of Health Certified, Approved Auditor of Cooling Tower System Risk Management Plans.