Legionnaires’ disease, caused by inhalation of legionella bacteria, is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, and the risk needs to be managed in all relevant premises
If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises (e.g. landlord), you have a duty to understand and manage legionella risks. The Health and Safety Executive specifically states that people involved in implementing precautionary measures to manage risk should be adequately trained
This course provides an introduction to the issues relating to Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease, including control measures to be used in water systems of all kinds
Who is it for?
This course is designed for landlords, managers and other staff who hold the responsibility for Health and Safety in: hotels, hospitals, care homes, office blocks, museums, shopping centres, swimming pools, spas and garden centres
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Tyro Training
This course is delivered over ½ day
What will I learn?
- Background to Legionnaires’ disease
- Health effects / symptoms
- Legislation – health and safety law under COSHH and the Approved Code of Practice (L8)
- Management and individual responsibilities
- Identifying and managing risk
- Maintenance precautions and control measures in at-risk water systems
- Record keeping including written control schemes
There is no formal assessment for this course