Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 2 sections
- 1 Legionella Bacteria
- 2 Preventing an Outbreak
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.
This section covers how to take away the things the bacteria need to survive and thrive, who is responsible for doing this and looks at risk assessments, maintenance and monitoring. This section provides additional resources to the most common systems which could be the source of a legionella outbreak.
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.
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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 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 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.
410 real user reviews
It was very good created
And very good presented to understand
well thought and put together course
It’s a good and informative tutorial that picks up on key things well done
I have found a bit ambiguous the info about the checks that need to be carried out by the responsible person, for example there is no info about the frequency of descaling shower heads, the best practice in checking water temperatures, the stratification inside hot water cylinders, etc....
Some of the videos did not sync. The voice could be heard but it was out of sync with the presenter
Easy to follow and user friendly
I found this gave a good basic understanding of Legionella and how it can spread, along with identifying preventative measures.
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
The course was again easy to follow for anyone new to Legionella and having a refresher course.
very informative course
very informative and lots of useful information that i can use in my role.
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
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.