Legionella Risk Assessment Training

Course Name: Legionella Risk Management Principles for Responsible Persons

Conduct effective legionella risk assessment and implement appropriate control measures to prevent outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease. Our IIRSM-approved Legionella Risk Assessment training course explores risk management principles for controlling the spread of legionella bacteria. It also covers how to document control schemes to prove compliance.

Course content is based on the HSE-approved code of practice for legionnaires’ disease (L8) and HSG 274.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand legionella risk management principles and responsibilities

Recognise legionella risks and control measures

Understand legionella risk assessment and the duties of responsible persons

Gain awareness of the health risks associated with legionnaires’ disease

Understand how to produce a compliant written control scheme

This training course is approved by:

Legionella Risk Management Principles for Responsible Persons

£150.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 10 £150.00
11 - 20 £125.00
21 - 50 £115.00

About Legionella Risk Assessment Course

Legionnaires’ disease is a pneumonia-like condition that occurs when airborne water droplets containing legionella bacteria are inhaled. Legionella bacteria is found in most natural water sources but typically not at dangerous levels.

However, legionella bacteria present in commercial water systems is extremely hazardous. It multiplies rapidly and can easily become airborne via air conditioning units or showers. Because of this threat, all commercial water systems must be assessed for legionella risks.

This five-module Legionella Risk Assessment course gives duty holders an in-depth understanding of legionella and legionnaires’ disease risks. It explores how the bacteria spreads and what must be done to control it.

Why Is Legionella Risk Assessment Training Important?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), approximately 200-250 people suffer from legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales every year. Its effects can lead to long-term health problems and even prove fatal. Anyone responsible for the health and safety of staff or water systems must be aware of their duties and the measures necessary to control legionella risks.

Our Legionella Risk Assessment Training equips responsible persons with the knowledge and skills to identify potential legionella sources, assess risks and implement control measures to prevent exposure.

Course Outline

Five Modules

Approximately 3 hours

The contents of this course include:

  • Introduction to Legionella Disease
  • Legionella Health Risks
  • Symptoms & Diagnosis
  • Who is Susceptible
  • How the Disease Spreads
  • How Legionella Reproduces
  • How Legionella Travels Through Air
  • Controlling the Risk from Legionella
  • Introduction to UK Legislation
  • Legionella Guidance
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Legionella Outbreak
  • Prosecution Case Studies
  • General Design Principles
  • Types of Hot & Cold Water Systems
  • Recirculation & Non-recirculation
  • Gravity Supplied Systems
  • Pressurised Systems
  • Blind-ends & Dead Legs
  • Flushing Low-use Outlets
  • Schematic Drawings
  • Assembling Cold Water Systems
  • Cold Water System Designs
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Combi Boilers
  • Low Volume Storage Heaters
  • Calorifiiers
  • Scalding Risks
  • Operational Requirements
  • Risk Assessment Responsibilities
  • Preparations for Effective Risk Assessment
  • Desktop Appraisal of Documentation
  • Identify the Hazards
  • Decide Who Might be Harmed & How
  • Evaluate Risks
  • Decide on Precautions
  • Record Your Findings & Do It
  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Management Responsibilities
  • Written Legionella Risk Control Scheme
  • Key Risk Control Procedures
  • Documentary Evidence

Why Choose Legionella Risk Assessment Training with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Understand legislation associated with legionella and ensure compliance

Conduct effective legionella risk assessments and implement control measures

Maintain safety of hot and cold water systems

Ready to Get Started?

We have trained over thousands of organisations towards more
legislative compliance. Let us help your organisation too!

Legionella Risk Assessment Training Certification

legionella risk assessment training certificate

Course Assessment

Users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass.

What does my certificate include?

The Legionella Risk Assessment course certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

An IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

Customer Feedback

customer feedback

Got a question?

Give us a call on 01737 647 882 or Email us at enquiries@humanfocus.co.uk

Our experts are on hand to assist either via email or phone. They are available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

This Legionella Risk Assessment Course explains how to identify and control the risk of legionella bacteria in water systems.

Anyone responsible for managing water systems in buildings or facilities, including landlords, property managers, facility managers and health and safety professionals, should take our Legionella Risk Assessment Course.

Yes. You can complete our Legionella Risk Assessment Training online. All modules and assessments are entirely online, letting you learn how to conduct risk assessments and effectively manage legionella risks from anywhere with internet access.

A responsible person must assess the risk of legionella bacteria in their water system, implement control measures to prevent exposure and ensure compliance with regulations.

Regulations governing legionella risk assessment and training include the:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002

The HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 provides guidance on complying with these regulations.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 require employers, landlords and those in control of premises to assess and control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria. Proper training equips these individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfil their duties per legal requirements and best practices.

There are no specific requirements to become a legionella risk assessor. Building owners, managers, landlords, letting agents or maintenance staff can all conduct their own assessments provided they are competent. Competence requires knowledge, experience and training in water systems, legionella management and risk assessment. This course develops the necessary understanding of legionella risk management.

The course has five modules and takes around three hours to complete. It’s not necessary to complete the course in one sitting. You can break it up and complete each module at your own pace.

Certificates are valid for three years. After this, it’s necessary to retake the training to renew your certification and refresh your knowledge.

This Legionella Risk Assessment Course is priced at £150.00 +VAT for individual users. Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

Absolutely. You can explore the e-learning platform, get course previews and see how easy online training can be. Speak to one of our sales team or click here to arrange your free trial of our Legionella Risk Assessment Training course.