Water Hygiene Management Plan

UCL's policy on how UCL will identify and control the risks to students, staff & visitors from exposure to legionella bacteria.

University College London (UCL) recognises its responsibilities and duties under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) and will take appropriate action to ensure the health and safety of staff, students, contractors, visitors, and others who may be affected by the risks associated with the assets, infrastructure, systems and equipment utilising water in buildings within the UCL estate.  

UCL has a duty of care to all students, staff and visitors across its entire estate and this Water Hygiene Management Plan (WHMP) has been produced and shall be applicable to all UCL UK buildings, as listed in the UCL Buildings Register, unless a contractual arrangement or lease is in place that provides an alternative arrangement.

This Water Hygiene Management Plan does not include any legislative requirements for the administration or physical activities for the sewage, wastewater and/or any other type of effluent (including trade) infrastructure. 

Accompanying Safe Operating Procedures are held on the Estates.Safety SharePoint site for:

  • Positive Legionella Results
  • Cooling Tower Operations
  • Capital Projects
  • Non-Residences
  • Residences

This document is owned by the Maintenance Operations Manager (Water Hygiene).

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Last updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024