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Risk Assessment for Legionella and Water Hygiene Control in Water Systems (WH004)

£855 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough,   Bathgate and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide you with knowledge of how to assess the risk of being exposed to the legionella bacteria in water systems, including how to document the findings. Delegates will ideally have a prior knowledge of water systems.
Who is This Course For?
This course has been developed for those who would like to become legionella risk assessors, or who need an understanding of the risk assessment process within mechanical water systems.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Tue, 7th June 2022 Thu, 9th June 2022 Bathgate £855
Mon, 4th July 2022 Wed, 6th July 2022 York £855
Mon, 11th July 2022 Wed, 13th July 2022 Slough £855
Tue, 30th August 2022 Thu, 1st September 2022 Slough £855
Mon, 12th September 2022 Wed, 14th September 2022 York £855
Tue, 27th September 2022 Thu, 29th September 2022 Bathgate £855
Mon, 17th October 2022 Wed, 19th October 2022 York £855
Mon, 14th November 2022 Wed, 16th November 2022 Slough £855
Mon, 28th November 2022 Wed, 30th November 2022 York £855

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Course Introduction
  • Water Systems Background
  • Medical Aspects
  • Legal Aspects
  • ACOP L8
  • HSG274 and Other Guidance Documents
  • Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Questions and Answers Session Plus Review
  • Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems and Water Treatment
  • Other Risk Systems
  • Questions and Answers Session Plus Review
  • Water Sampling, Records and Documentation
  • Legal and Water Regs Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Hot and Cold Water Assessment
  • Cooling Tower Assessment
  • Legionellosis - background - medical aspects - case studies
  • A review of statute and legal responsibilities
  • Risk assessment in relation to the ACOP L8 and BS8580
  • Identifying susceptible areas in high risk water systems, in particular hot and cold water systems and evaporative cooling systems.
  • Modification of water systems to eliminate/reduce the risk of legionellosis
  • Written scheme requirements in accordance with ACOP L8 and BS8580
  • Water sampling methods and required actions
  • Risk assessment documentation
  • Course assessments
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
You will require a digital camera for use on this course (camera phones are allowed)
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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.


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).


Les Payne

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Les has over 35 years' experience within the air and water hygiene industry and is based at our training centre in Slough. Les has many accomplishments to date including establishing a UKAS (formerly NAMAS) accredited laboratory to test for legionellae, water quality and fungi. Over the forthcoming years he became involved in the areas of Sick Building Syndrome, Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) and risk assessments providing consultancy and advisory services for several clients. These sectors included banking, manufacturing, aquaculture, whisky & spirits, oil, construction and NHS Scotland.

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.
Q: Is it a legal requirement to have a legionella risk assessment.
A: The HSE's approved codes of practice for legionella control, requires all businesses where water is used and/or stored to carry out legionella risk control and undergo a Legionella risk assessment. This includes, sinks, taps, toilets and any other hot and cold water supplies used by your staff or a member of the public.
Q: Is the Legionella Risk Assessment course suitable for people with little to no experience?
A: This course is suitable for those with a good working knowledge of hot and cold water systems as the course concentrates on how to produce a robust risk assessment for commercial premises.
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