Course Name: Legionella Awareness
Course Name: Legionella Awareness
This legionella awareness training programme examines the health risks of legionella disease and the symptoms of legionella disease, as well as who may be susceptible. It also explores how legionella spreads and provides an introduction on how to control the risks from legionella bacteria.
The Course Includes:
The Legionella awareness training course educates employers, employees and relevant duty holders about the hazard of Legionella bacteria, risk management and infection control.
The legionnaire’s disease is a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria that is present in water droplets in the air. Simply breathing in these water droplets can cause sickness as they can enter into the lungs. Water accidentally entering the lungs while drinking is also possible.
Why Is Legionella Awareness Training Important?
Legionella related diseases are a risk that must be taken seriously by all organisations. A legionella outbreak can affect many people, causing high temperature or fever, mental confusion, abdominal pain or diarrhoea.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease can be fatal with mortality rates as high as 40 to 80%. These mortality rates are for those with weak immune systems, which can drop to 5-10% if proper risk prevention measures are undertaken.
To raise your awareness of this risk this health and safety online training programme covers:
At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.
The end of course test is:
A score of 80% is required to pass the test.
The downloadable printable certificate assured by RoSPA will be issued instantly on course completion.
The legionella awareness training course certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.
Legionella risk assessment training educates individuals about Legionella bacteria and prevention of Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever can cause severe illness and even death. The bacteria that causes these diseases typically breeds in man made water systems and are typically spread through aerosols. Legionella awareness training provides an understanding of how this occurs, the importance of prevention and what must be done to protect the health and safety of anyone that may be affected.
The legionella online course is a single module with a running time of 25 minutes. This does not account for time required to complete assessment questions. For longer and more detailed versions of this course, please see our Legionella Awareness Plus and Legionella Risk Management Principles for Responsible Persons courses. The latter of which is a legionella responsible person training online course.
This is an awareness level course designed to make users aware of the basic risks of Legionella and how to prevent harm. The course does not cover areas such as how to remove water samples and send them to a lab, or how those samples are tested.
You can complete this legionella risk assessment course online by purchasing it through the Human Focus website.
Once completing the online course, individuals will earn a certificate assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA is a UK-based charity that has been in operation for over a century, working to promote safety in all areas of life, including in the home, on the road, at work and at leisure.
Once completing the course, you will receive a legionella certificate approved and certified by ROSPA.
Legionella online training is recommended for anyone that may be impacted by Legionella or play a role in preventing its spread. Legionella courses are typically for those responsible for water systems management and maintenance, and industries where the risk of Legionella contamination is present.
Individuals who may benefit from Legionella training include:
By gaining an awareness of Legionella and its harmful effects, you will be better poised to:
You can contact our sales team to arrange a free demo to see the Human Focus system in action and get an introduction to the training programme.