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Legionella Awareness

As part of your Risk Assessment in the workplace, this Legionella Awareness programme enables duty-holders and those responsible for implementing management controls to better understand the hazards, risks and compliance requirements associated with water systems, plant and facilities. 

Legionnaires' disease is the most serious of a group of diseases caused by types of bacteria (Legionella pneumophila) and is contracted by the inhalation of contaminated water droplets normally in the form of an aerosol which contains the bacteria.

The result of exposure can lead to lung infection with flu-like symptoms that can, in certain high risk groups, lead to serious health implications which can be fatal.

All premises where water is stored or distributed are at risk of Legionella exposure and this is why employers, landlords and duty holders have a responsibility to assess the risk from water and where appropriate put adequate controls in place as part of their compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).

 

You can find more information relating to Legionella risks during the pandemic here

 

This programme is available online only and is accredited by the following companies;

          


Course Fee:

 

NCC MEMBER: £30.00

AWS MEMBER: £35.00

NON-MEMBER: £40.00

 

All prices are per person and exclusive of VAT.

Overview:

 At the end of this course you should be able to;

  •  Appreciate what Legionella is and why there are potential health risks to workers and others.
  • Appreciate how Legionella can affect health.
  • Recognise the main ways Legionella can become airborne.
  • Recognise the common control measures used to reduce the risk of Legionella including risk assessments.
  • Appreciate the legal responsibilities of Duty-holders, Responsible Persons and your role in Legionella management and compliance.
  • Be aware of the consequences of failing to comply with the relevant legislation and guidance.

Course duration - 25 Minutes

 

 


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