According to Public Health England, 280 cases of Legionnaire’s Disease were reported in the first six months of 2017. The consequences of exposure can range from flu-like symptoms to death in cases where vulnerable people are exposed. Those responsible for workplaces with water systems (e.g. showers, decorative fountains, complex plumbing systems, water tanks, or cooling towers) will need to address the risks of exposure. They will need to implement an effective plan for managing those risks. Our one-day Legionella Awareness training course will help you understand the risks associated with Legionella exposure. You will gain information that will help you to put in place the control measures needed for the effective management of Legionella.
‘Legionella Awareness’ delegates will learn about the nature of Legionella bacteria and the conditions needed for colonies of bacteria to grow to harmful levels. We will discuss the methods of transmission and potential sources of exposure in typical workplaces. The relevant legislation and key HSE guidance will be explained concisely, clearly and simply. Attention will be paid to roles and responsibilities of duty holders, monitoring and management techniques, the requirements of BS 8580 (‘Water quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control. Code of practice’) the ‘Written scheme’ for management of water systems, service provider selection, and record keeping.
‘Legionella Awareness’ – can you afford not to train your staff?
The consequences of exposure to Legionella may be devastating for those who contract Legionellosis. Duty holders are therefore under a moral obligation to control the risk to prevent such exposure. Should exposure occur, the legal consequences can be far-reaching. The financial consequences of exposing staff or others may far exceed the cost of training staff and implementing a management programme. Taking these points into account, can you really afford not to know about this important and commonplace workplace hazard and how to deal with it? Contact us today for a no-obligation quote for us to deliver this course to as few as 2 delegates at your premises.
Who is this course for?
Have you taken on the ‘Responsible person’ role? Are you a Building Services, Facilities or Health and Safety Manager? Are you responsible for managing or putting in place a Legionella control programme? Don't know where or how to start? If so, this course is an essential starting point and will allow you to understand key issues in a simple, accessible way.
No prior learning is needed for this course.
The course is designed to identify, describe and explain the management framework required to successfully control Legionella risk, based on the guidance provided by HSE in their guidance L8 "Legionnaires' disease. The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems". Attendance on this non-assessed course will help you understand how Legionairre's outbreaks occur and equip you to manage the risk effectively. This will reduce the likelihood of an outbreak, safeguarding the health of those who might otherwise have been affected. As a result, organisations will reduce the risk of criminal action and civil claims that can follow an outbreak.
What will I learn?
On completion of this course, delegates will:
Understand the risks associated with exposure to Legionella bacteria - sources, transmission and infection
Have knowledge of the key legislation and guidance in relation to the control of legionella
Understand how to manage legionella, including monitoring, inspection and record keeping
Understand the role of the responsible person.
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