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Managing Legionella

Managing Legionella training is a critical component for organisations and individuals involved in building management, design and maintenance. Legionnaires' disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, poses a potential threat to public health. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, manage and prevent the risks associated with Legionella.

What does the Managing Legionella course cover?

The Managing Legionella training course provides a comprehensive overview of essential topics related to Legionnaires' disease and its control in water systems. The curriculum includes the following key components:

Delivery Methods:

Face-to-face classroom in-house


One day


Introduction to Legionnaires' disease: An in-depth exploration of Legionnaires' disease, its causes and the potential health risks associated with the Legionella bacteria


Health and safety law: Understand the relevant legislation regarding Legionella control in order to comply with health and safety regulations



The role of the duty holder: Exploring the responsibilities of the duty holder in managing and mitigating the risks associated with Legionella


Identification and assessment of the risk: Providing participants with the skills to identify and assess the risks of Legionella, including factors such as building design, water systems and environmental conditions


Preventing or controlling the risk: Strategies for preventing and controlling the risk of Legionella outbreaks, including effective water management practices


Legionella risk management: A comprehensive overview of Legionella risk management, encompassing best practices and organisational procedures outlined in HSE Guidance L8.


Upon successfully finishing this course you will be able to:

Legislation knowledge:

Upon completing the Managing Legionella training, participants will gain an overview of the key legislation relating to Legionella control.


Health risk identification:

The course empowers individuals to identify health risks associated with legionellosis. Participants will develop the skills needed to recognise potential threats and assess environments for conditions conducive to Legionella growth.

Effective Legionella management: 

Participants will gain practical insights into managing Legionella effectively. This includes the implementation of preventive measures and best practices to minimise the risk of Legionella outbreaks.

Role of the responsible person:

A key focus of the training is to help participants comprehend the role of the responsible person in Legionella risk management.

L8 requirements and organisational alignment:

The course will guide participants in outlining the requirements of L8, the Approved Code of Practice for Legionella control.

Benefits of the course:


For employers

  • Compliance with legislation: Provides the knowledge to help you to comply with health and safety legislation concerning Legionnaires' disease
  • Risk mitigation: Minimise the risk of a Legionella outbreak, protecting both employees and the organisation
  • Reputation protection: Safeguard your business reputation by prioritising the safety and wellbeing of individuals.

For delegates

  • Legislation awareness: Gain knowledge of health and safety legislation relevant to Legionnaires' disease
  • Symptom recognition: Recognise the symptoms of Legionnaires' disease, contributing to early detection and prevention
  • Risk assessment skills: Acquire the ability to conduct suitable and sufficient Legionella risk assessments.

For Employers

  • Reduced risk of injury:The course is designed to significantly reduce the risk of injuries related to manual handling, making your workplace safer for employees
  • Minimised incidence of MSD's: Addressing poor manual handling practices can lead to a substantial reduction in Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) within your organisation
  • Legislative compliance: Ensure that your organisation fully conforms to relevant legislation and regulations - mitigating potential legal risks effectively and promoting a culture of compliance.

For delegates

  • Practical skills and relevant theory: Participants not only gain practical skills but also an in-depth understanding of the theory allowing for immediate application in their workplace, enhancing their overall effectiveness
  • Current best practices: Stay well informed and up to date with the latest and most effective practices in manual handling ensuring that you are at the forefront of safety in your field
  • Minimised risk of injury: Acquire the essential skills needed to significantly reduce the risk of injuries associated with manual handling tasks - enhancing your personal safety and wellbeing in the workplace.


This course is tailored to meet your needs if:


  Target audience: Tailored for professionals directly involved in the management, design or maintenance of buildings, ensuring practical relevance to your daily responsibilities.

Compliance responsibilities: Ideal for individuals tasked with the responsibility of ensuring Legionella control compliance within their organisations, providing the necessary knowledge and skills for effective implementation.

Enhanced understanding: Designed for those seeking an understanding of Legionnaires' disease and its management, allowing participants to enhance their knowledge and contribute to effective prevention and control measures.


Why choose the Managing Legionella course?

The Managing Legionella training course stands out for several reasons:


Expert guidance:
Receive training from experts well-versed in Legionella control and prevention, ensuring up-to-date industry insights and practical expertise


Practical knowledge:
Gain practical insights into identifying, assessing and managing Legionella risks, allowing for immediate application in real-world scenarios


Comprehensive curriculum:
Covering essential aspects of Legionnaires' disease, health and safety law, risk management and prevention strategies, providing a holistic understanding of Legionella control measures


RoSPA certification:
Successful completion of the course results in a RoSPA certificate, a recognised mark of training achievement, validating your expertise and commitment to Legionella risk management


Personalised support:
Benefit from personalised support throughout the course, ensuring a tailored learning experience that meets individual needs and promotes an in-depth understanding of Legionella control.

Ready to elevate your Legionella risk management skills? Enrol now for expert-led training, gain practical knowledge and earn a RoSPA certificate. Take the next step to ensure a safer environment. Your journey to effective Legionella control starts here!

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