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Legionella Awareness Training

Why do you need legionella awareness training?

Awareness of legionella and the potentially serious effects of Legionnaires’ disease have grown in recent years, often fuelled by the publicity from the major outbreaks, which have led to prosecutions under the Health & Safety at Work Act. For organisations of all types, it has become more important that individuals understand their legal duties and the serious consequences of a failure to comply with the law.

Welcome to the AWT solution

Our legionella awareness training course has been developed as an introduction to the issues that surround legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, the history of the organism, current UK legislation (L8 ACoP), good practice procedures and a review of recent outbreaks. The course is accredited with an attendance certificate.

Who should attend?

  • Technical and maintenance staff, building and facilities managers, service engineers, company owners and directors with responsibility for health and safety and the control of legionella.
  • Those who need to have awareness on legionella and an understanding of how to control legionella in water systems.
  • Those who want an appreciation of the impact of when things go wrong due to legionella and how to prevent this occurring.

What does the training cover?

  • What is legionella?
  • How did Legionnaires’ disease come about?
  • An introduction to the Health and Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8 Legionnaires ‘Disease: Control of legionella bacteria in water systems and understanding its importance
  • Understanding the relevance of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • How risks from exposure to legionella should be managed and controlled
  • The risk assessment process with supporting techniques (treatment and control, monitoring; cleaning and disinfection, and auditing
  • Understanding the chemistry of water, scale, corrosion, suspended solids and microbiological activity
  • Legionella risks in cooling towers, cooling systems & hot and cold water systems
  • Target groups most likely to be affected by an outbreak
  • Review of practical examples, using case studies demonstrating the effect and impact of an outbreak
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Want to discuss this service further?

Call our experienced team on:

01925 226411

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