This comprehensive Legionella Awareness Training will give delegates a clear understanding of their responsibilities for controlling water systems. The programme has been developed to suit the varying candidate needs and levels of technical competence and experience.



To train all staff involved in the management and implementation of the Legionella control program, through addressing issues that surround Legionnaires' Disease, Legionella bacteria and the management of water systems in accordance with current Legislation.



To provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities for controlling water systems to prevent and controlthe growth of Legionella bacteria, through discussing the following:

Hot and cold water systems and knowledge on the risk of Legionella

Clinical Aspects

Obligations and importance of compliance with legislations

Procedures to control Legionella bacteria risks



Attendees will acquire skills and knowledge in:

Hot and cold water testing and monitoring

Flushing methodology

Medical and legal aspects

Documentation of control procedures

Risk systems and design standards to control/ prevent growth of Legionella bacteria


Course content


Discussion about current legislation

Legionella bacteria and Legionellosis:Illnesses caused by legionella bacteria and how these are contracted

Sources/ areas within systems which allow the legionella bacteria to exist,thrive and multiply

System conditions and stagnation

Temperature control Susceptible population

Importance of recording and documentation of control measures

Importance of allocation of Responsibilities/ Responsible persons






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