Legionella Awareness Course
What’s It About?
This Legionella Awareness course will help you to raise your awareness of legionella and prevent waterborne disease caused by legionella bacteria. In addition, this course covers the risks associated with hot and cold water systems.
It will help you understand the health risks associated with legionella bacteria and how to control them. It will highlight how legislation and codes of practice can support the management of legionella bacteria.
This course is delivered in association with an approved contractor who is a member of the Legionella Control Association.
What Will You Gain?
By attending this Legionella Awareness course, you will gain a thorough understanding of where legionella bacteria comes from. You will also know how people develop Legionnaires’ disease and how it affects your health.
In addition, you will know how the law affects you and will understand current regulations and guidance documents.
On returning to the workplace you will be aware of the control measures that can be used to reduce the risks from legionella. You will understand the importance of continually monitoring, reviewing and updating the legionella control measures.
Who Should Attend?
This half-day Legionella Awareness course is ideal for anyone who works in an environment where legionella growth is a risk. It is particularly relevant to those who have responsibility for undertaking tasks associated with cleaning, servicing, modification or repair of water systems.
For example, supervisors, maintenance personnel, trade persons and cleaners. It is particularly useful for those without previous training or those requiring a refresher.
This course is unsuitable for the “responsible person” or “duty holder”. Both these roles require a more in-depth understanding and appreciation of the management and control of legionella and the regulatory requirements set out in law. You should attend the Legionella Risk Management for the Responsible Person course.
Why’s It Important?
Under general health and safety law, the person in control of premises has health and safety duties and responsibilities. They must take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella.
The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems Approved Code of Practice (L8) specifically states that people involved in implementing precautionary measures should be adequately trained.
In brief, any water system that has the right environmental conditions could potentially be a source for legionella bacteria growth. No matter how big or small your premises; if you have water systems in your workplace then you have a legal obligation to eliminate or minimise the risk of legionella.
Course Delivery Options and Prices
We aim to help you make your training budget go further, and we offer a range of cost-effective training options, for example: