Legionella Awareness Training
from £19.95

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 and smoking.

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.

In an attempt to help reduce such numbers, this module has been developed in association with a UK Water Treatment Specialist Company.

This online awareness training 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.

What the course provides:

  • An Introduction to Legionnaires’ Disease in Water Handling Systems
  • How do Legionnaires’ Outbreak Occur?
  • Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
  • Water Handling Systems Owners Safety Responsibility
  • Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
  • Recognise the role of water handling system owners
  • Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
  • Identify higher risk water handling system
  • Water Handling Systems Service Provider Responsibility and Opportunity
  • Legionella Risk System Cooling Towers
  • Legionella Risk Hot and Cold Water Systems