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Legionella Risk Assessments For Holiday Parks

A man using a hose pipe that needs a legionella risk assessment

Enviroliance looks at why you need legionella risk assessments in your holiday park.

Holiday and Caravan Parks are great locations for families to spend time together and share memories however they are also great locations for Legionella Bacteria to colonise and form substantial risk to Guests and employees. If the conditions are right, legionella bacteria will thrive, so actions must be taken to control the risks and keep people safe. 

Hot tubs are great for business!

Couple in Hot Tubs

Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the joy of being in warm water, with the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.

The interest in hot tubs has proliferated, and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue! 

Minimising the risk of legionella in Caravan & Holiday Parks

Woman in a legionella free hot tub

As people are becoming far more aware of, legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It’s actually far more common than was firstly believed, with more and more cases  being diagnosed. 

Caravan and holiday parks can present a particularly high level of risk due to the seasonal nature of their business, the wide range of occupants and the requirement to store and aerate large amounts of water, predominantly via showers, taps, spa pools/Jacuzzis and hoses. However, there also risks associated with swimming pools, water features, irrigation systems. 

Legionnaires’ disease is contracted by inhaling fine, airborne water droplets and anyone can be susceptible to the disease. However, the risk of infection is greatly increased for the following:

Experts in Legionella Control, Water Hygiene and Water Treatment Services

Woman in a clean hot tub that has been tested for legionella

With nearly 35 years` experience, we take great pride in our ability to provide expert advice and experience on a range of specialist water hygiene related services, Legionella assessments and treatment issues. Our customers can benefit from the peace of mind that they are 100% compliant and that all of their staff, customers and visitors can feel safe from harmful bacteria in water systems.

With more cases of Legionella being reported each year, it has never been more important to be on top of your water systems and leisure facilities. IWS can provide you with the expertise and experience to ensure that you are.

Our Services Include:

• Legionella Risk Assessments to UKAS ISO 17020, BS8580, ACOP L8 and HSG274 

A World First For A Spa Location

Tingdene Homes Hot Tub Spa

Earlier this year Park Leisure Solutions were approached by leading UK Leisure Lodge and Park Home manufacturer Tingdene Homes to collaborate with the design and build of their ground breaking Quantum Lodge. The brand new Quantum Leisure Lodge will form the centre piece for many ‘50 Year’ celebrations for the company and will be seen at exhibitions up and down the country, starting with the launch at The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire this week.

How hot tubs can increase your booking rates

People relaxing in hot tubs

Holiday makers are increasingly looking for hot tubs when booking their summer holidays or weekend getaways. According to Google, there are an average 49,500 searches per month for lodges with hot tubs and a further 33,100 searches for log cabins with hot tubs.

They are so popular that on the popular booking site Hoseasons, “lodges with hot tubs” is the only selectable option apart from location and date on their homepage.

Wardgroup

Wardgroup water tank

Wardgroup are Legionella Control and Water Hygiene specialists and help businesses to comply with government legislation. 

We offer the following services:

Risk Assessment and Water Hygiene Survey which includes a comprehensive hard bound document and asset register containing records of assessment and sources of risk

Provide a Water Hygiene Log book recording monitoring results, responsibilities and lines of communication

Carry out monitoring and checking regime 

Cleansing and disinfection of systems and tanks

Commissioning and disinfection of new systems

Legionnaires' Diseases Cases Rise By 82% In Past Year

Legionnaires' Diseases In Swimming Pool

The latest figures show a huge rise in the number of Legionnaire’s disease cases – almost double the number of cases were reported in 2018 compared to 2017

A few years ago, the trend showed a slowdown and overall, the annual number of laboratory-confirmed Legionellosis cases in England & Wales was lower in 2016 (359) than in 2015 (390), according to documents published by Public Health England.

But the number of Legionnaires’ disease cases rose steadily up to 448 in 2017. In 2018, in the number of reported/notified cases of Legionnaire’s disease was 814 – a rise of 82% on the previous year.

Legionnaires' disease figures rise in 2018

Legionnaire's disease can be spread from any water system

There has been a worrying and significant rise in the number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease over the past two years.

Overall, the annual number of laboratory-confirmed Legionellosis cases in England & Wales was lower in 2016 (359) than in 2015 (390).  But the number of Legionnaires' disease cases rose to 448 in 2017. In 2018, in the eight months up until the end of August, the number of reported/notified cases of Legionnaire’s disease was already 447.