Legionella Awareness Training
Enviroteam Services Ltd are registered with the Legionella Control Association to supply training.
Our legionella awareness training course has been developed as an introduction to the issues that surround legionella and legionnaires’ disease, the history of the organism, current UK legislation (L8 ACoP), good practice procedures and a review of recent outbreaks. The course is accredited with an attendance certificate.
Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which can affect anybody, but which principally affects those who are susceptible because of age, illness, immunosuppression, smoking etc.
On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally underestimated. The disease is caused by the ‘Legionella Pneumophilia’ bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of cases.
Our Course Objective
In an attempt to help reduce such numbers, this course has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires’ disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.
On successful completion, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires’ disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease. The course also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance and is suitable for all staff.
The course includes the following:
- The background to Legionnaires’ disease.
- The natural history of the bacteria responsible.
- The legal position under COSHH and L8.
- Risk identification and assessment.
- The written scheme of control.
- Management responsibilities.
- Maintenance precautions and control measures in at-risk water systems.
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