Controlling Legionella in British Schools

Second Element is trusted with the legionella control at over 300 schools. We are pleased to report that three quarters of our clients come through recommendation.

We are acutely aware of the special requirements at schools, especially with regard for the need for us to minimise the disruption our presence may have on teaching. Second Element personnel undergo Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and are trained with regard to our method statements and policies for working at schools.

Educational premises often face particular challenges regarding legionella control, the pitfalls are not always obvious, our experienced team will help you avoid the potentially deadly blunders.

Second Element supports the new national safety certification scheme for schools, known as SafetyMARK.

SafetyMARK is a safety certification and support scheme created specifically for the education sector and designed to promote and recognise safety excellence in schools.

SafetyMARK is administered by In House in association with the TES Foundation and we feel there is a synergy with Second Element’s ethos to provide excellence within legionella management for schools.

Second Element’s clients already benefit from the assurance that our legionellosis risk assessments and management services are recognised by SafetyMARK as representing best practice, which will give you a great head start in demonstrating safety excellence should you choose to join the scheme and seek the SafetyMARK award.

We are also pleased to confirm that SafetyMARK has offered a 10% discount for Second Element’s customers.

What our clients say:

    • Legionella control in action: Portfolio Manager – Housing Association
    • Due to social or health factors some of our service users are especially vulnerable; we have been pleased with Second Element’s flexible approach in meeting the needs of our vulnerable residents.

    • Legionella Control in Action: Purchasing Officer – Local Authority
    • We confirm that Second Element is trusted with our legionella control at over 1000 properties. We have chosen to work with Second Element year on year for seven consecutive years.


    • Legionella Control in Action: Water Management Team Leader – Local Authority
    • Our relationship with Second Element started a number of years ago after we tragically suffered a fatality at one of our premises; following a court case that required us to improve our legionella control systems, Second Element was appointed as our Legionella Consultant. Our specification to implement our legionella control regime to the highest standard, and the financial regulations’ requirements,  mean that we are required to continually test the market place for quality and value; we believe that Second Element are the best choice for peace of mind and quality