The control of bacteria in water systems and in particular Legionella is mandatory within all organisations. The effective management of Legionella control is believed to be the key to preventing an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which can result in the death of individuals and can be considerably costly to organisations.
By completing this course delegates will gain an understanding of their moral and legal duties and responsibilities in the management of Legionella control.
They will also gain an understanding of the principles of controlling legionella and associated bacteria in hot and cold water systems, as well as an outline of the risks posed by other types of water systems such as fountains, spa pools etc.
How long is it?
To provide the Duty Holder and Appointed Persons of the organisation an insight as to their duties and responsibilities in regards to Legionella control and an understanding of the Legionella hazard and how it is controlled.
On completion of the course delegates will gain an understanding of:
• The nature of bacteria in water systems
• The risk associated with Legionella and associated bacteria
• The importance of Legionella control
• The principles and management of Legionella control in hot and cold water systems
• Other types of risk water system
• The consequences of failing to control Legionella
• Pertinent legislation and guidance
• Management duties and responsibilities
Is there a test?
Multiple choice assessment and three exercises.