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City & Guilds Legionella Awareness

July 2 at 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Member price – £240.00 +VAT
Non-member price – £270.00 + VAT
Duration – 1 Day

Course Overview

This course is designed for learners who work in environments where legionella proliferation and exposure to aerosols is a risk. It aims to raise awareness in order to prevent water borne diseases caused by legionella bacteria.

It aims to introduce key aspects behind legionella bacteria control at the legally required basic level.

Who should attend the Legionella Awareness course?

This Legionella Awareness Training Course is suitable for:

  • Anyone who is involved in water system hygiene control
  • Anyone who may be exposed to aerosols created from water systems
  • Experienced staff who have not undergone Legionella Awareness Training for several years and require a refresher

This Legionella Awareness course represents the minimum level of training that you may require if you meet one of the above criteria.

Course Objectives

 On completion of our  Legionella Awareness Training Course you will:

  • Know how legionella bacteria enter water systems and how we may contract legionnaires’ disease.
  • Understand legionella bacteria.
  • Know conditions that legionella favour for proliferation.
  • Understand aerosol generation and its importance in legionella control.
  • Know the basics behind the ACOP L8 and HSG 274.
  • Know the importance of the management pathway.
  • Know the basics behind a Legionella Risk Assessment.
  • Know the importance of the written scheme.
  • Know the water systems that represent a reasonably foreseeable risk.
  • Know inspection / monitoring practises of hot and cold-water systems.

 Course Content

The course covers 11 topic areas, with interactive quizzes throughout to aid learning.

  • Legionella bacteria – Conditions that allow Legionella bacteria to proliferate in water systems
  • Illnesses caused by Legionella bacteria
  • Who is more susceptible to Legionnaires Disease – The factors that may increase the risk of an individual contracting Legionnaires Disease
  • The different ways Legionella bacteria can enter the lung – Known routes of transmission
  • Biofilm – and materials suitable to line water vessels
  • ACOP L8 and HSG 274 – recommendations and compliance
  • Stages involved in the implementation of a Management Pathway
  • Risk Assessment – circumstances that should lead to a review of the Legionella Risk Assessment
  • Written Scheme – what is a written scheme?
  • Cooling Systems – a review of the functions and associated risks
  • Temperatures – the HSE recommendations for the management of Hot & Cold-water systems

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July 2
1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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