Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. Being aware of what increases the risk and how to take preventative action is a legal requirement that can save lives. 

In this Legionella Awareness course, you will explore the conditions that allow Legionella bacteria to grow and enter the body. You will also discover simple yet effective methods to prevent it from happening.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned about:

  • The groups at greater risk
  • The ideal conditions for growth, including water temperature and environments
  • Legislation and regulations governing Legionella
  • Legal responsibilities of the ‘duty holder’ and ‘responsible person’
  • Components of systems that are at greater risk of allowing Legionella to grow
  • Measures to take to control risks

Legionella Awareness Course Content

  • Facts about Legionella
  • Legislation and Approved Code of Practice and Guidance
  • Systems at risk
  • Controlling the risk

Who should complete this course?

The course is designed for all employees with little or no knowledge of Legionella issues, so is ideal for induction and refresher training.

  • Prior Learning? - None required
  • Pre Course learning? - None required
  • Certification - All learners who successfully complete the module will be issued with a certificate of learning
  • Duration - Approximately 30 minutes

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