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This course is aimed at employers and employees at all levels of responsibility. The course aims to help dutyholders and staff understand more about their legal responsibilities, and the health risks created by legionella bacteria.

The result? A risk assessment can be self-performed and suitable control measures implemented, or a decision can be reached to instruct a suitable provider to complete the Assessment and create a control program.

The course is conveniently split into 5 modules that can be completed at leisure. As the course provider, LCS will be at hand to help or assist with any difficulties in completing the course, or results found due to completing the course.

Module One: What is Legionella?

This module looks at what legionella actually is, explaining where it comes from and how it can affect people’s health.

  • What is legionella?
  • Where does legionella come from?
  • How do people get legionnaires’ disease?
  • Who is most at risk?
  • Symptoms of legionnaires’ disease.
  • Treatment of legionnaires’ disease.

Module Two: Legal Responsibilities

This module outlines the legal responsibilities of the dutyholder to ensure that everyone within the premises is protected from the risks created by legionella and to ensure that the water system is being operated and maintained in accordance with current legislation.

  • Health and safety legislation.
  • COSHH Regulations.
  • Notification Regulations.
  • Landlord responsibilities.
  • Employee responsibilities.
  • Designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers.
  • HSE Approved Code of Practice L8.

Module Three: Hazardous Environments

This module provides an overview of the most common locations of legionella bacteria so that the hazards can easily be identified when carrying out the risk assessment process.

  • Where is legionella found?
  • What is a water system?
  • Assessing the risks.
  • Cooling systems.
  • Hot and cold water systems.
  • Spa pools.
  • Other risk systems.
  • Main risk factors.

Module Four: Legionella Risk Assessment

This module details each of the essential steps in the risk assessment process, looking at what needs to be considered at each stage so that you understand what is required for a risk assessment of your own premises.

  • What is a risk assessment?
  • Competence.
  • Identify the hazards.
  • Schematic diagrams.
  • Decide who might be harmed and how.
  • Consulting employees.
  • Evaluate the risks and implement controls.
  • Record your findings.
  • Review and update the assessment.

Module Five: Controlling the Risks

This module looks at some of the potential legionella control measures that can be implemented so that you have an awareness of the options available and can decide which controls best apply to your premises.

  • Dutyholder responsibilities.
  • Training, instruction and communication.
  • Employee responsibilities.
  • The written scheme for controlling risks.
  • Key precautions.
  • Operation of the water system.
  • Monitoring and inspection.
  • Monitoring bacteria numbers.
  • Testing water quality.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting water systems.
  • Controlling water systems in residential settings.
  • Avoiding stagnation in residential settings.

The course per license costs £29+VAT, payable in advance. Once you receive a license key the course is fully completed online, with downloadable certification.

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