Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 25 minutes
- CIEH Assured
- CPD Approved
- Show commitment to various Legionella and Health & Safety Legislations
- Suitable for all staff and Facilities Managers
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Legionella Awareness Training Course Contents
1. Legionella Bacteria
This section looks at legionella bacteria and the most serious illness caused by them – which is Legionnaires’ disease.
It looks at who’s at risk and covers the symptoms, how you get it and where it comes from.
2. Preventing an Outbreak
The best and most effective way to prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease is to take away the things the bacteria need to survive and thrive. This section covers how to do this, who is responsible for doing this and looks at risk assessments, maintenance and monitoring.
This section includes links to extra information relevant to the most common systems which could be the source of a legionella outbreak, such as hot water tanks and cold water tanks.
Test & Certificate
This Legionella Awareness Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Legionella
Legionnaires’ Disease – The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems: Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) gives specific information on the health and safety law that applies to controlling Legionella bacteria.
To comply with their legal duties, dutyholders should: (a) identify and assess sources of risk; (b) if appropriate, prepare a written scheme for preventing or controlling the risk (c) implement, manage and monitor precautions
In addition to the above, two further technical documents give guidance to help employers, premises managers and Health and Safety professionals fulfil their legal duties: HSG274 Part 1 Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems and HSG274 Part 2 Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems.
General duties under The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 provide a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provide a framework of duties designed to assess, prevent or control the risks from hazardous substances, including biological agents such as legionella, and take suitable precautions.