Health & Safety Courses – Legionella Awareness
Overview of the Legionella Awareness Course
Legionella is a waterborne bacterium which needs to be controlled. It can cause a pneumonia-type illness called Legionnaires’ disease and a mild flu-like illness called Pontiac fever, and because of this serious health risk, any premises with a water system must ensure that their system is free from legionella.
Who is it for:
Anyone who looks after a premise of any kind who needs to keep themselves or their tenants from harm. Landlords, Letting Agents, employers and self-employed people may all fall under this category.
This course aims to promote an understanding of the risks caused by Legionella and the legal responsibilities surrounding it. By the end of this course, delegates will have a better understanding of where Legionella bacteria can be found and how to carry out risk assessments to monitor and control the potential hazards. They will also be able to understand the source of the bacteria and how it affects their health and will have improved knowledge of the legal responsibilities of preventing the bacteria and how to implement control measures to stop it returning.
This is a classroom-based course, which is segmented into five parts:
- An explanation of Legionella, its risks, symptoms, and treatment.
- The legal responsibilities of Legionella Awareness.
- Where can I find Legionella?
- Conducting a risk assessment.
- Controlling the risks.
What is Required to Pass the Course?
There will be an assessment at the end of the course.
There are no requirements for entry on this course.
The course is part of our short course package so is an ideal opportunity to save money by taking multiple short training courses.
Please contact us to arrange attendance of this course at a location convenient to you, or arrange to have it conducted on your site.
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