Understanding Legionella Disease Training Course
This Understanding Legionella & Legionnaires Disease training course is ideal for managers, owners or those responsible for maintaining water systems.
The legionella bacteria can multiply to dangerous levels in warm water. Inhaling water droplets or spray can cause this potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Todays buildings where people are working, living, or studying are centrally heated and the water systems are a potential danger to those who live and work there. Everyone in charge of buildings and those responsible for maintainance must understand legionella.
Every company should have a legionella risk assessment which should establish any exposure to risk from legionella, and this should be written down where there are more than 5 employees.
This course will explain the legionella bacteria, how it causes illness, and explains and how preventative actions of those involved with water systems can minimise the risk of outbreak.
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 120 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Understanding Legionella Training for?
It is particularly important for owners and managers, who have a responsibility for water systems, and for anyone involved in maintaining those systems.
Understanding Legionella Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Understanding Legionella Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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The aim of this Understanding Legionella Disease Training course is to give all those who work in environmental conditions which could encourage the multiplication of the Legionella bacteria, the level of knowledge required to minimise the risk of infection and risk to health from the Legionella bacteria.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- explain what Legionella is
- identify the symptoms of Legionella
- explain where it is found
- explain how people can become infected
- explain how to control the Legionella bacteria
- explain what the managers’ and employers’ responsibilities are
- carry out risk assessments and keep relevant records
- explain the relevant legislation
- explain relevant health and safety issues relating to PPE, working in confined spaces and working at height
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Legionnaires Disease
This section introduces the learner to the course. It explains what Legionnaires disease is and what bacteria causes it.
Module 1 - Sources of Legionella
This section of the course concentrates where legionella bacteria lives and how it can be found. It looks at the nutrients that Legionella needs to multiply.
Module 2 - Employers Responsibilities
This section of the course covers what the employer's responsibilities are when it comes to minimising the risk of legionnaire's disease and the relevant legislation relating to this. It also looks at what high-risk groups there are, and the risk assessments that need to be in place.
Module 2 - Health and Safety
In this final section, you will cover what PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is needed when undertaking tasks that may cause a risk to health. It also looks at other tasks which can be considered as a risk if not undertaken safely, such as working at height and working in confined spaces.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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