Legionella Awareness Training Courses

Legionella awareness training

Practical legionella awareness courses delivered by experts.

This incisive one day legionella awareness training course has been developed by the water safety and legionella experts at Water Treatment Services.

The course meets all current standards and is designed around the specific requirements of the Health & Safety Executives ACOP L8, their guidance HSG274 and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Standards. It will support individuals with responsibility for the management and control of legionella in the workplace.

Our awareness training provides an excellent introduction to Legionnaires’ disease, specific ecology, understanding potential sources of contamination in man-made water systems, the UK’s regulatory environment including the Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8; plus practical measures that can be taken to manage the growth and proliferation of Legionella bacteria in water systems to improve safety and compliance with the law.

Legionella awareness training course content

Our legionella training course covers the following essential subjects to ensure delegates develop the skills and practical knowledge required to fulfil their specific management responsibilities with confidence:

  • Introduction

    General introduction to the course and expert trainer.

  • Understanding Legionnaires’ disease

    Understanding Legionnaires’ disease and legionellosis, modes of transmission, common symptoms and medical treatments.

  • Ecology

    Understanding ecology and the role of biofilm.

  • regulatory environment

    A review of the UK’s current regulatory environment dealing with the control of Legionella in the workplace including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999; together with the Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 and their latest technical guidance HSG274.

  • sources of contamination

    How to identify the bacteria in man-made water systems and sources of contamination.

  • Risk assessment

    Identifying risks, and the risk assessment process.

  • written scheme of control

    Developing the written scheme of control.

  • management systems

    Understanding management systems, roles and responsibilities including those of the duty holder and responsible person.

  • Control measures

    Developing effective control measures to manage and control the growth and proliferation of Legionella bacteria in water systems to reduce risk, improve safety and compliance with the law.

  • Examination

    Multiple choice examination covering the course content.

  • Discussion

    Discussion and feedback.

UK training centres

Our main UK training centres are located in central London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), and these are supported by satellite training centres in Belfast and Newcastle.

Contact Water Treatment Services today to learn how our Legionella awareness training solutions can help to ensure your risks are managed effectively and the regulatory compliance standards set in this important area are achieved. To speak with one of our Legionella experts call us on 0330 223 31 31 or simply use the button below to get our full contact details or submit our contact form.

Who would benefit from legionella awareness training?

Our awareness training course is ideal for people who need a good overview of Legionnaires’ disease (a pneumonioa like chest infection) and the organism that causes it – Legionella bacteria, the rules and regulations that govern this area of health and safety, those practical measures that need to be taken to ensure the health and safety of staff and other people is protected, and the steps required to ensure all legal obligations in this important area are met.

Who is the course for? This awareness course is ideal for landlords, business owners and company directors, facilities managers, building services engineers, maintenance staff, health and safety managers, and people with responsibility for the safe operation of water systems.

The course is designed to give an overview of the issues involved in the management and control of legionella in the workplace. If you are considered to be the Duty Holder or have taken on the role of the Responsible Person for legionella control then this course is not suitable for you. Under such circumstances we would recommend our two day  Responsible Person & Duty Holder training course which deals with the subject in greater depth.

What will you learn?

Our legionella awareness course provides an excellent introduction to Legionnaires’ disease and the health risks associated with water contaminated with this bacteria. Delegates will learn about the UK’s regulatory framework and those steps required to achieve compliance with the law. Additionally, you will also learn about the risk assessment process, risk management roles and responsibilities, and practical steps required to ensure these risks are properly managed to safeguard the health and safety of staff, visitors and other people.

Legionella training certificate

On the successful completion of this training course delegates will receive a formal certificate of achievement from the experts at Water Treatment Services. This certificate is valid for three years and should be kept to demonstrate formal training has been undertaken in this subject.

How long is the course?

One day.

Where and when are the training courses delivered?

Our main UK training centres are located in central London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow, and these are supported by satellite training centres in Belfast and Newcastle.

We can also deliver our training courses exclusively at client premises, and further afield for clients based outside the UK.

The training course dates and venue details given below are for our 2018 public courses held in Glasgow, Central London and Manchester. Other course venues and dates are available.

 

Course

Dates

Venue

Book

Legionella Awareness21 AugustGlasgowcontact
Responsible Person21-22 AugustGlasgowcontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers21-23 AugustGlasgowcontact
Legionella Awareness28 AugustManchestercontact
Responsible Person28-29 AugustManchestercontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers28-30 AugustManchestercontact
Legionella Awareness4 SeptemberLondoncontact
Responsible Person4-5 SeptemberLondoncontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers4-6 SeptemberLondoncontact
Legionella Awareness13 NovemberGlasgowcontact
Responsible Person13-14 NovemberGlasgowcontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers13-15 NovemberGlasgowcontact
Legionella Awareness20 NovemberManchestercontact
Responsible Person20-21 NovemberManchestercontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers20-22 NovemberManchestercontact
Legionella Awareness27 NovemberLondoncontact
Responsible Person27-28 NovemberLondoncontact
Responsible Person with Cooling Towers27-29 NovemberLondoncontact

Legionella awareness training delivered by experts

Water Treatment Services offer specialist training courses designed to support those with responsibility for the management and control of Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease in the workplace.

Delivered by experienced water safety experts, our awareness training courses seek to improve the recognition, management and control of legionella risks; and to help organisations and individuals meet their legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the COSHH Regulations 2002 and the HSE’s ACOP L8.

Our main UK training centres are located in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), and these are supported by satellite training centres in Belfast and Newcastle.

If you are interested in this or any of our other training courses and would like to receive further details, including dates and venues please contact us.

Contact us now for more information or for your FREE, no obligation quote.

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Further reading…

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Summary
Legionella Awareness Training Courses
User Rating
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Service Type
Legionella Awareness Training Courses
Provider Name
Water Treatment Services,
14 Commercial Street,Manchester,United Kingdom-M15 4PX,
Telephone No.0330 223 31 31
Area
United Kingdom, Ireland & International
Description
One day Legionella awareness training course developed by experts and designed to support organisations and individuals with responsibility for the management and control of Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella in the workplace.