Legionella bacteria can cause serious harm to health if not properly controlled. Outbreaks of the bacterium Legionella can occur where water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth. Therefore, harmful Legionella bacteria can develop in many buildings containing water storage or distribution systems.
Organisations responsible for buildings must meet the requirements of the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Legionnaires’ disease. If you are a building owner, premises manager, or maintenance worker, it is your legal obligation to keep staff away from these deadly bacteria.
Taking our Legionella awareness e-learning course is the first step in understanding the risks and preventive measures you can take when dealing with Legionella.
Who is this Legionella Awareness course suitable for?
The Legionella awareness course is suitable for anyone in charge or in control of premises, no matter the size or capacity. This includes:
- Building owners
- Maintenance workers
- Letting agents
The Legionella awareness course covers the following topics:
- What is Legionella?
- Signs and symptoms
- Legislation and legal responsibilities
- Control processes, prevention, and risk management
- Understand where Legionella bacteria come from, how it affects people’s health and what Legionnaire’s disease is
- Understand where Legionella can commonly be found and how to risk assess these environments
- Be aware of water hygiene safety measures to reduce the risk of a Legionella outbreak
There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.
When and how will I receive my results and certificate?
Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.
What’s the duration of the course?
The course should take 30 minutes to complete.
What happens if I fail the assessment?
You can retake the assessment.