Legionella Awareness Training

Employers are required to understand the health risks associated with Legionella and control any hazards

These responsibilities are outlined in HSE’s ACoP L8 “Legionnaires’ Disease: The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems”; the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA); the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR); and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

Safety First specialises in a range of services aimed at preventing exposure to the Legionella bacteria – Legionella risk assessments, Legionella awareness training, Water Remedial Works and water sampling

The importance of Legionella awareness training

Legionella bacteria causes Legionellosis, a collection of serious diseases that includes Legionnaires’ disease, Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaire’s disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia that can affect anyone – there were 84 deaths in England and Wales from 2011 to 2013.

A root cause of outbreaks is lack of awareness of the risks and how to control them. The HSE’s ACoP L8 specifically states that people involved in implementing precautionary measures must be properly and adequately trained.

Safety First’s Legionella awareness training

Our online training is an efficient, stress-free and cost-effective way to reduce the risk of exposure to legionella in an organisation. This Legionella awareness course will ensure your business is compliant with all regulations, including ACoP L8 and BSBS8580:2010.

Through our e-learning portal, you will learn how to manage the risk to yourself and others from legionella bacteria that may be present and maintain your organisation’s compliance.

Who should take this course?

Every organisation should have a plan in place to manage legionella risk. This course is for anybody who may be working in areas where Legionella bacteria may be present to assess and reduce the risk of exposure to legionella.

What are the course objectives?

This course prepares you to work safely in areas where legionella bacteria may be present. You will understand what the legionella bacteria is and how to manage the risk to ensure that you maintain compliance with the relevant legislation.
Having completed this course you will understand what the Legionella bacteria is and how to manage the risk to yourself and others.

Course Duration:

The recommended time taken to complete this course is: 1 hour.

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