​​Basic Legionella Management

​This course explains the background to Legionella, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled.

It helps you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and helps you develop the systems and working practices you need to stay ahead. It gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you.

Duration: 1-2 hours

CPD Units: 1

Format: Video

Price:  £65 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

​​This course is primarily aimed at building and facilities managers and maintenance professionals that have nominated responsibilities for water systems.

Course Description

Current legislation set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act along with the HSE’s updated code of practice known as L8, state that companies and building owners have a legal duty to manage Legionella.

Our interactive training course is aimed at all employers and staff to assist them in identifying the danger that Legionella poses, as well as covering ways to identify and assess sources of risk from Legionella on the premises.

It also gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you. 

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

​This course is ​ approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​What is Legionella?

​2. ​Risk Areas

​3. ​Legislation

​4. ​Risk Management

​5. Water System Monitoring

​6. Cooling System Awareness

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand where Legionella bacteria come from, how people develop Legionnaires' disease and how it affects their health.
  • Understand their legal responsibilities in regards to preventing and monitoring Legionella.
  • Have knowledge of the environments where Legionella bacteria are commonly found.
  • Know how to carry out a risk assessment to identify and control the hazards.
  • Have an awareness of the control measures that can be used to reduce the risks from Legionella.
  • Understand the importance of continually monitoring, reviewing and updating the Legionella control measures.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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