Online Legionella Management Training

An e-learning development programme offers the flexibility to study at a time and place which fits the student’s current obligations and one of the most effective methods of providing tuition is through the use of on demand streaming videos.

These courses have been professionally made, they are easy to use and allow you or your employees the benefit of being able to complete their training in a more flexible manner.

This course explains the background to Legionella, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled.

The Course is made up of 5 modules

  • Module 1 – What is Legionella
  • Module 2 – Risk Areas
  • Module 3 – Legislation
  • Module 4 – Risk Management
  • Module 5 – Water System Monitoring

Why Do You Need Legionella Management Training

The HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (L8) states:

Persons who carry out the legionella assessment and who draw up and implement precautionary measures should have such ability, experience, instruction, information, training and resources to enable them to carry out their tasks competently and safely. In particular, they should know:

a) potential sources and the risks they present

b) measures to be adopted, including precautions to be taken for the protection of people concerned, and their significance

c) measures to be taken to ensure tha controls remain effective, and their significance

L8 also stresses that:

Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication have all been identified as contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. It is therefore important that those people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.

The HSE document says:

Legionella training is an essential component of all good legionella risk management programmes. In fact, the UK’s Health & Safety Executive cite inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication as contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. They go on to state that it is important that those involved in assessing legionella associated risks and applying precautions must be competent to do so, suitably trained and fully aware of their responsibilities.

Our online training has been successful with clients who have multi sites and are unable to bring employees together logistically for a full day training course. It gives you the option to complete the training in your own time and is a great way of getting to grips with the subject.