As a business owner, building owner or property manager, or landlord, you can choose to carry out a Legionella risk assessment yourself if you have the appropriate skills and experience to complete the task correctly.
A competent person (known as the responsible person) is someone with sufficient competence, authority, experience the necessary skills and knowledge of the system.
The appointed responsible person/people could be:
- one or more of your workers
- someone from outside your business (such as a paid third-party service provider)
If there are several people responsible for managing Legionella risks, it’s essential to ensure that everyone knows their responsibilities and how they fit into the overall risk management strategy.