Legislative Documents for TMV

The need for control of legionella through TMVs has been mentioned in the following legislative documents

  1. General requirements of Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974.
  2. Risk assessment requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Reg. 3).
  3. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) also set out requirements for work equipment including suitability and maintenance, and instruction and training.
  4. Care Quality Commission – Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.

– Outcome 4 : Care and Welfare of People who use Services.

– Outcome 10 : Safety and Suitability of Premises.

– Outcome 11 : Safety, Availability, and Suitability of Equipment.

*All the TMVs are maintained as per NHS Model Engineering Specifications DO8 &TMV3 standards

This explains how to reduce the risk of scalding and contains technical guidance on the selection, installation and maintenance of products to provide hot water at temperatures to minimise scalding risks to users of baths, basins and showers.

Recommended temperature for safe hot water

  1. 44ºC For an unassisted bath fill
  2. 46ºC For an assisted bath fill (**)
  3. 41ºC For shower and washbasin applications
  4. 38ºC For bidet applications

Please click here for more information about installing TMV equipment(s).

Other Referencing Documents:

Legionnaries’ Disease Giudelines for employers can be referred at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg458.pdf