Legionella Awareness | Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.
Welcome to our online Legionella Awareness Training course for all sectors (legionnaires disease awareness training course). All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by Legionella bacteria, including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less severe conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, and everyone is susceptible to infection. People contract Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, containing the bacteria.
Certificate duration: 2 years
Entry requirements: No entry restrictions
Recommended prerequisites: N/A
Assessment type: End of course assessment
Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price
Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Who is the course for?
This online Legionella Awareness training course is suitable for anyone in charge of premises (known as the duty holder) no matter how big or small the premises and regardless of the number of people present. This includes all employers, self-employed people and anyone else in control of premises, such as landlords and letting agents.
Landlords must be aware of the dangers of legionella and ensure a risk assessment is done to keep their tenants from harm. This course provides details on how to carry out a risk assessment and explains what should be included so that you have an awareness of how to identify legionella hazards and react appropriately.
What is covered in this course?
This online Legionella Awareness training course covers the following:
- What is Legionella? (Understand the dangers of legionella and where it can be found)
- What legionella is and where it comes from;
- How people get legionnaires’ disease;
- Who is most at risk;
- Symptoms and treatment of legionnaires’ disease.
- Legal Responsibilities (Understand your legal responsibilities and duties associated with legionella management in your workplace)
- Health and safety legislation;
- COSHH regulations;
- Notification regulations;
- RIDDOR, landlord responsibilities;
- Employee responsibilities;
- Designers, manufacturers & importers;
- Suppliers and installers and the HSE Approved Code of Practice L8.
- Hazardous Environments
- Where legionella is found;
- What is meant by a water system;
- Assessing the risks;
- Cooling systems;
- Hot and cold water systems & spa pools;
- Other risk systems and the main risk factors.
- Legionella Risk Assessment (Know what management steps need to be taken to minimise the risk of a legionella outbreak to a safe and acceptable level)
- What a risk assessment is;
- Identifying the hazards;
- Schematic diagrams;
- Deciding who might be harmed and how;
- Consulting employees;
- Evaluating the risks and implementing controls;
- Recording findings and reviewing and updating the assessment.
- Controlling the Risks
- Duty holder responsibilities;
- Training requirements;
- Instruction and communication;
- Employee responsibilities;
- The written scheme;
- Key precautions;
- Operation of the water system;
- Monitoring and inspection;
- Testing water quality;
- Cleaning and disinfection;
- Controlling water systems in residential settings and avoiding stagnation.
- Know where to go for advice and assistance concerning legionella management within your organisation.