The Legionella Awareness Training is suited for staff or managers with responsibilities for maintaining water distribution systems and protecting staff and visitors from potential exposure to Legionella.
Legionella are bacteria living within amoebae in the natural environment, commonly found in aquatic environments (particularly warm water) and some soils.
Legionellae (the plural, referring to more than one Legionella bacterium) are aerobic, non-spore forming rod-shaped, typically flagellated, gram-negative bacteria. There are 43 or more identified species of Legionella, with more than half being linked to human disease (i.e. Legionnaire disease).
By the end of the Legionella Awareness training, you will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires' disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease.
This course consists of three main modules followed by self-assessment:
- Introduction to Legionella
- Managing Legionella
Module 1: Introduction to Legionella
- What is Legionella?
- What is Legionellosis?
- What is Legionnaires disease?
- Exposure Routes
- Case studies - who is at risk
Module 2: Legislation
- Legislation and risk assessment
- Aims of risk assessment
- Determining risk assessment frequency
Module 3: Managing Legionella
- Kill temperature
- Recirculating system
- Sentinel taps
- Cold water storage
- Cold water outlet temperature
- Cleanliness of cold water storage cistern
- Hot water outlet temperature
- Infrequently used outlets
- Breeding grounds for Legionella
- Record keeping
- PCC Legionella audit
Upon completion of the Legionella Awareness Training, you will be able to:
- Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak
- Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
- Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
- Recognise the role of water handling system owners
- Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
- Identify higher risk water handling system
- Approximately 1 hour (counts towards CPD hours)
Type: Online Interactive User-Friendly Training With Downloadable Documentation
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised CPD Accredited Courses
Access: 24/7 Unlimited Accesses For 12 Months
Evidence: Learning & Certification Remain On The System Indefinitely
Exam & Assessment
Certificate: A CPD Accredited Certificate is Instantly Available Upon Completion
Exam Type: Online Multiple Choice Assessment
Exam Included: Exam Is Included In The Price
Exam Retakes: Unlimited Retakes At No Extra Cost
Additionally, once you’ve completed this course, you may be interested in deepening your skills and knowledge with one of our other CPD Infection Prevention and Control Training Courses.