Covered in this course

The Legionella Awareness Training course is broken down into 2 sections.

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.

Large image showing Legionella and how it is spread for Legionella awareness

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.

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

Legionella Awareness and Prevention Certificate

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 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 all relevant approvals.

Legionella Awareness and Prevention Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 202 real user reviews.

4.44 out of 5

I learnt alot from taking part in this course. It was beneficial.

Very good interesting

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good course to use in the workplace

refresser of information and a good training package to access in the workplace . easy undersatanding .

Very good and well needed

Learnt a lot and needed to know in my line of work in care ,i have really understood about it but i do now

Very good and well needed

Learnt a lot and needed to know in my line of work in care ,i have really understood about it but i do now


Very informative & educational, impressive

Easy to use and informative course.

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very formative good course

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Legislations relating to Legionella

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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.

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.