Legal Requirement to Decontaminate
UK and European law requires the workplace to be a safe environment and all workplaces require suitable risk and hazard assessments prior to work starting.
In the UK apart from the HSW (1974 amended) Act and MHSW Regulations (1999 amended ) and COSHH (2002 amended) there are now duties under Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 to ensure the workplace is free of substances hazardous to health.
These legislative requirements specifically mention the following health hazards:
Biological amplification found within 48 hours of water damage can result, and more importantly must be assumed, to be present.
Typically bacteria and mould will develop and grow and these alone according to UK and international guidance have the health hazards listed above.
The law requires these contaminates to be reduced to the lowest practical level regardless of contract size and personal protective equipment (PPE) is seen as a last not first resort.
These assessments must form part of the CDM 2015 requirements and specifically phase plan
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