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Legionella Awareness Within Evaporative Cooling Systems (WH008)

£325 + VAT
1 Day
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
Understand the risk of Legionella bacteria within an evaporative cooling tower system with our one day City & Guilds Assured course. This Legionella awareness course will provide you with the knowledge of how bacteria proliferate within evaporative cooling systems and the monitoring requirements needed for its control. Our experienced training team will guide you through the appropriate ways of monitoring the systems effectively and in accordance with Legionnaires' Disease Technical Guidance HSG274 Part 1, Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and other relevant guidance documents.

This theory based course will not only help you develop an understanding of the systems which pose the highest risks but also to how correctly document them.
Who is This Course For?
Our course has been designed for engineers and technicians who are looking for an understanding of Legionella within evaporative cooling systems along with the associated guidance documents to ensure compliance. Documents which will be covered in this course includes: the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) and BS8580 (Water Quality. Risk Assessments for Legionella Control Code of Practice).

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a City & Guilds accredited certificate which provides formal recognition of your skills and knowledge.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Thu, 5th September 2024 Thu, 5th September 2024 Slough £ 325
Mon, 11th November 2024 Mon, 11th November 2024 Slough £ 325

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Legionella - Background
  • Medical Aspects, Proliferation and Route of Transmission
  • Legal Obligations - Relevant Statute Documents
  • Requirements of The ACOP L8 and HSG274 Part 1
  • Principles of Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Principles of Water Treatment Regimes
  • Monitoring Requirements Including Water Sampling
  • Disinfection Requirements
  • Log Sheets and Log Books
  • Written Course Assessment
  • Medical aspects of legionnaires disease, including how the bacteria proliferates and identifying susceptible people to the illness
  • Relevant statutory and non-statute guidance documents
  • The requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8 to ensure compliance
  • Requirements of cleaning and disinfection of cooling towers
  • Monitoring checks to ensure effective water treatment programme
  • Monitoring requirements including temperature checking, inspections water sampling and actions in the event of positive count
  • Requirements of compiling and maintaining the water management log book
  • Written assessment
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
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Course Training Team


Tony Green

Water Hygiene Training Manager

Tony is a Water Hygiene Training Manager with over 40 years in the water industry; 10 years of which as a service engineer and 30 years within training and education. Tony started training in 1984 for a major European boiler manufacturer where he became the training manufacturer for the product range. After successfully establishing the training division Tony moved on in 1990 to the Water Industry organisation where he helped develop training courses for Legionella water management which also included undertaking on-site Legionella risk assessments. Tony also had a period where he trained for the water utility and mains distribution, before moving back to take management control of the water (legionella) management courses. Tony has extensive knowledge and experience in legionella control and has trained some of the country's leading facilities management and construction companies, both in the UK and abroad.


Kevin Hook

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Kevin has over 45 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry, as well as over 18 years teaching experience. He began his career as an apprentice and has worked his way up through various plumbing and heating companies. After successfully establishing himself as a plumber, Kevin moved into managing installations at Dolphin Bathroom Ltd before becoming a Project Manager at Wilson & Wright Ltd. Kevin has worked at various training companies as a tutor before joining PPL Training in 2007.


Adrian Thompson

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Adrian is a Senior Water Hygiene Training consultant with over 35 years experience in commercial / industrial water systems. Adrian has hands on experience working with tools to deliver and develop training courses for a wide range of disciplines in Facilities Management to the Healthcare (NHS), Public Services and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has also undertaken project managed schemes to the likes of Balfour Beatty Workplace, Babcock, Interserve, Norlands, Carillon, The Mid Yorkshire Trust, Lyonnaise-des-eaux which has taken him to Gibraltar, Dubai and Brunei. Adrian has extensive experience and knowledge of Water System designs and their controls, in order to provide companies and individuals with the very best information to ensure compliance and effective management systems. This includes tailoring individual customer needs to standards such as the Approved Code of Practice L8 (Commercial) or HTM's (Healthcare).

Customer Questions

Q: What is Legionella?
A: Legionella is a single bacterium of the legionellae.
Q: What is a duty holder?
A: The duty holder is an employer or person in control of a premises for example a landlord. The duty holder is also responsible for appointing the responsible person.
Q: What is the responsible person?
A: This is someone who is appointed by the duty holder and has the day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling risks from legionella bacteria.
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