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Risk Assessment for Legionella Control in Water Systems (WH004)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough,   Falkirk 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 how to carry out risk assessments on water systems.
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
  • The legionellosis disease
  • Risk assessment in relation to the ACOP L8 and BS8580
  • How to identifiy 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
  • How to sample water and required actions if bacteria is identified
  • Risk assessment documentation
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. Read More...

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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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Upcoming Course Dates
Tuesday, 8th June 2021
End date: Thursday, 10th June 2021
Monday, 5th July 2021
End date: Wednesday, 7th July 2021
Monday, 12th July 2021
End date: Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Monday, 23rd August 2021
End date: Wednesday, 25th August 2021
Monday, 13th September 2021
End date: Wednesday, 15th September 2021

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