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This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Legionella Awareness
  2. 2 Legionella in the Workplace
Legionella Bacteria - Legionella Awareness Training
Large image showing Legionella and how it is spread for Legionella awareness

In the opening section of this Legionella Awareness Training course, we look at what legionella bacteria is and how it can cause serious illness. It looks at who is at risk, the symptoms, and treatment.

Large image of diagram showing steps to prevent Legionella as part of great Legionella awareness training

In this second and final section of this course, we look at the responsiblities of premises owners, employers, and whoever they delegate Legionella risk management to.

About this course

This Legionella Training programme increases awareness of the dangers of legionella bacteria and highlights the importance of regular maintenance and monitoring of systems where they may be found.

Designed to help everyone understand the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria, this course is particularly useful for those who are responsible for protecting an organisation from this kind of bacterial contamination; particularly people who manage, control or monitor the risk of exposure (as well as those responsible for record keeping.)

The course looks at what legionella bacteria are and where they can be found, as well as how legionella spreads and how these bacteria can affect health – concentrating particularly on Legionnaires’ disease and the symptoms to look out for.

Although Legionnaire's disease is usually easily treated with antibiotics, it can lead to long term health problems and even death. Between 2011 and 2013, 84 people in the UK died from harmful Legionella bacteria. Make sure you and your staff know what to look out for and learn how to protect your organisation from Legionella bacteria with our online Legionella Awareness Training course. 

Chris Miller, a presenter of Legionella Awareness Training

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Chris Miller

The importance of Legionella Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Legionella Awareness Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Legionella Awareness Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Legionella Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Legionella Awareness and Prevention Certificate

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The course was easy to use. Not overbearing and had enough content to make anyone aware of what Legionella is how it affects water systems and how to help prevent it becoming a problem. I've been working with water systems for over 12 years and this is by far the best presented course for basic knowledge required on Legionella awareness I have experienced.

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No mention of statutory duty holder or responsible person or deputy. Sates legionnaires is a new disease, rather than a recently identified one. In the test say only riddor reportable if person has work on water systems. while this is true it also says in riddor to report any disease which can be dirctly linke dto work place.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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

Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8), Page 5, Section 2

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.

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