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Legionella Training Courses

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection.  Any water system, with the right environmental conditions, could be a source for legionella bacteria growth.

The most common sources of legionella in man-made water systems are: cooling towers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.  There are also a number of other risk systems that may pose a risk to exposure to legionella, e.g. humidifiers, air washers, emergency showers, indoor ornamental fountains etc.

As an employer, or a person in control of the premises, you are responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella. You must understand how to:

  • Identify and assess sources of risk
  • Manage any risks
  • Prevent or control any risks
  • Keep the correct records
  • Carry out any other duties you may have

Organisations need to be sure that they meet the requirements of the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance - Legionnaires’ disease: the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.

Investing in safety training will help to ensure that the likelihood of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease is very low.

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