Risk Management Plans

risk management plan

As part of reducing the risk of Legionnaires disease it is recommended that every Cooling Tower System have a Risk Management Plan (RMP) which outlines the risks associated with its operation.  RMPs are mandatory in Victoria and New South Wales.

Hydro Flow provides this service in a comprehensive and detailed document involving;

1.  Onsite assessment of the cooling tower, system pipework and components, and water treatment program.

2.  Liaising with the Customer to determine operational and structural information of the system.

3.  Detailed write-up assessing the following 5 Critical Risk Categories and assigning a risk rating for each;

  • Stagnant Water
    Involves the identification of dead legs; sections of pipework that have minimal to no water circulation, and plant operating intermittently/seasonally.
  • Nutrient Growth
    Addresses contamination sources to the system and how to manage them.
  • Poor Water Quality
    Investigates the water treatment program and its effectiveness in providing microbial control.
  • Deficiencies in the Cooling Tower System
    Looks at the age and condition of the system components, in particular the drift eliminators and their compliance with current standards.
  • Location and Access
    Assesses the nature of the surrounding population with emphasis on health and aged care facilities. Access to cooling tower components for cleaning and maintenance is also assessed.

+    System Schematic

+    Detailed photographs

+    HCC Response Plan

+    Legionella Response Plan

4.  A meeting to go through each element of the RMP in detail to ensure your understanding.

5.  Signing off.

Hydro Flow will help you identify and understand the risks so that you can manage them effectively.

 

VIC Legionella Awareness Training & RMP leaflet

NSW Legionella Awareness Training & RMP leaflet