Covered in this course


This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Legionella Bacteria
  2. 2 Preventing an Outbreak
Legionella Bacteria - Legionella Awareness Training
Large image showing Legionella and how it is spread for Legionella awareness

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

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.


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. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Legionella Awareness Training

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Keith Wickham

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


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.

Legionella Awareness and Prevention Certificate

246 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Informative & concise

Great course that covers the basics surrounding your responsibilities as an employer with regard to legionnaires disease.

Brilliant course.

I believe that prevention is better than cure. You can only prevent Legionella disease if you know how to carryout an assessment and put in place a control system to prevent it.

Good Learning

Easy to follow, simple and basic

very useful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

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Really good to understand the knowledge which you provided. Really amazing thanks to all your team members. Great service well done

a very good course

I really enjoyed this course and found it very good to watch and it was very easy to take all the information in.

found it interesting

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

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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