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Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. This includes the potentially fatal legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions.
Any water system that has the right environmental conditions can become a source of legionella bacteria. Cooling towers, evaporative condensers and whirlpool spas are particularly susceptible but all water systems can pose a risk.
This online course is aimed at legionella duty holders, nominated legionella responsible persons and those with operational responsibility for the management of the services of a building. It meets the training and awareness requirements of relevant legislation and regulations including L8, HSG 274, HTM 04-01, COSHH and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
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Successful candidates will receive a RoSPA Assured/CPD Certificate and 2 CPD Credits.
This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training or this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years. We would recommend refreshing knowledge as and when legislation or guidance changes applicable to these regulations.
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This online legionella awareness course will help organisations and in particular legionella duty holders, legionella responsible persons, and building service managers meet their legal obligations under L8, HSG 274, HTM 04-01, COSHH and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It will also provide candidates with a thorough awareness of the dangers associated with legionella and the management and control measure required to control the risks.
After completing the course, candidates will:
Be aware of the dangers of legionella bacteria;
Have knowledge of the conditions that promote the growth of legionella;
Have knowledge of the methods that transmit legionella bacteria;
Have knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework that underpins legionella management;
Be aware of the most common high risk water systems that encourage legionella growth and dissemination;
Be aware of the methods required to assess the risk from legionella;
Be aware of the management and control requirements to ensure that risks are controlled effectively;
Understand how to carry out a legionella risk assessment.
The course comprises 5 interactive modules and a final assessment. Links to recommended reading and additional resources may be provided within the training modules. These links are not mandatory and will not be tested for in the final assessment.
It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 20 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from a larger question pool, and need to answer a minimum of 15 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be re-taken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.
commissioning and operation.
inspection and maintenance.
Cleaning and disinfection.
Click the link above for a short 1m 42s video taken from the Legionella for Duty Holders training course showing the summary, modules, resources and slides from the course
Legionella Awareness for Duty Holders Training - System requirements
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After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.
The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.
If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.
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