Legionella Awareness

Accreditation

ESS Certificate

Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

All staff, especially those involved in the role of the responsible person (RP), involved in the management and operation of building water systems and those who have a role in the control procedures. This Legionella course has been developed to address the issues that surround Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, the management and treatment of water systems, health and safety management, current UK legislation, good practice procedures and a review of a selection of outbreaks and incidents.

Legionella Awareness Course Overview

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities for building water systems. 

Legionella Awareness Course Content

Subjects covered within the training session include:

  • Hot and cold water systems and minimal knowledge on Legionella risks HSG 274 P2
  • Clinical Aspects
  • The Law
  • The requirements for health and safety management
  • The approved code of practice (L8) and procedures to control Legionella bacteria risks
  • Current UK legislation, your obligations and the importance of compliance
  • Recent incidents and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is fifteen.

A multiple-choice examination paper.

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Legionella Awareness certificate valid for 3 years.

The course will be supported with electronic notes covering all aspects of the course and can be used as open book for the purpose of the exams. These notes will provide future reference in the workplace for all candidates. Note paper and pens along with a laptop/computer with decent audio and reasonable internet with Zoom used or installed will be required for each attendee.