Legionella Awareness

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Course Details

  • Course Code: LA1
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Course Fee: £325 (+VAT)

who is it for?

Anyone involved in monitoring and managing hot and cold water systems to ensure the risk presented by legionella bacteria is minimised.

what is it about?

This course is designed to raise awareness and reduce the risk associated with the water-borne bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease. Delegates who attend this course will leave with an understanding of how to apply relevant legislation within their day to day duties, with a particular focus on the Health & Safety Executive’s new version of the Approved Code of Practice (L8) and accompanying technical guidance (HSG 274) documents.

Course objectives

  • By the end of the course delegates will be able to
  • Describe the typical symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and the types of people who are most susceptible
  • Discuss methods of transmission and infection of Legionnaire’s disease
  • Explain the key requirements of legislation, codes of practice and guidance relating to the management of Legionella
  • Identify key role and responsibilities associated with the management if legionella bacteria
  • Describe a risk assessment process and the importance of monitoring and control
  • Understand how hot and cold water systems operate
  • Identify and apply measures for controlling risks within hot and cold water systems, including testing regimes




The course starts at 9:00am and finishes at approx 4:30pm.

Additonal Information

This course is run in collaboration with WCS Group. On successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded the Level 2 Award in Legionella Awareness (QCF) accredited by the Qualification Regulator in England and Wales, Ofqual.

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