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FREE Awareness Training Course

from 09:30 till 14:30
on 27th February 2018 at:

Legionella Consultancy Services Ltd
Pacific House
Relay Point
B77 5PA

We are confident that the information you will receive during the course will have lasting and beneficial influence over your long term Legionella Control programme.

Course Objectives

The aims for the candidates is clear:

  • Understand where legionella bacteria comes from, how people develop Legionnaires‘ disease and how it affects their health.
  • Understand their legal responsibilities in regards to preventing and monitoring legionella.
  • Have knowledge of the environments where legionella bacteria are commonly found.
  • Have an awareness of the control measures that can be used to reduce the risks from legionella.
  • Understand the importance of continually monitoring, reviewing and updating the legionella control measures.
  • What you need to do and actions required to control the risks from ‘Legionella’ bacteria.
  • Understand where problems with built-in water systems occur in design and temperature control and also the actions you need to take to control the hazard and fulfil your key responsibilities.
  • To ultimately ensure that you comply with HSG274 Part 2 and that the water systems within your building(s) are safe and present no risk.

Course Content

The content of the course by main subject points:

  • Introduction by course presenter and each candidate.
  • The background history of Legionella bacteria and the reasons for its name.
  • Types of illness and facts/statistics.
  • Historical facts and figures-Outbreaks.
  • Susceptibility groups and types of illness.
  • The ‘Causal Chain’ (A brief guide to the risk).
  • The Approved Code of Practice L8 Fourth Addition (HSG274 Part 2).
  • Management methods and monitoring.
  • Domestic Hot and Cold Water systems and their designs.
  • Pasteurization of hot water.
  • Different methods of domestic water heating.
  • Different designs of domestic water heater.
  • Cold Water Storage Tanks.
  • For those whom monitor CWSTs a very brief guide to BS EN: 806 Parts 1 & 3 / BS8558.
  • Issues with design-CWSTs.
  • Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs).
  • Showers and HSG274 Part 2.
  • Dead-legs and Dead-ends-The differences and their part in potential stagnation.
  • Infrequently used outlets and flushing regimes.
  • HSG274 Part 2 Guidance (HSG274 Part 1 & 3 if process environment).
  • Trouble shooting with water systems.
  • Schematics.
  • Open Session.
  • Evaluation.

Each candidate will be required to pass a written test to demonstrate what they have learnt relates to their understanding of the course and those risks associated with hot and cold domestic water systems.

A certificate of attendance is awarded to each candidate on the day. Those in roles of responsibility who attend, a PASS certificate of accreditation is awarded upon successful completion of a RoSPA approved online e-learning exam taken in their own time after this course has finished.

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