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Legionella Awareness
Introduction
Awareness of legionella and the potentially serious effects of Legionnairesí disease have grown in recent years, often fuelled by the publicity from the major outbreaks, which have led to prosecutions under the Health & Safety at Work Act. For organisations of all types, it has become more important that individuals understand their legal duties and the serious consequences of a failure to comply with the law.

The L8 ACoP sets out legislative obligations and states that those involved in legionella management: 'should have such ability, experience, instruction, information, training and resources as to allow them to carry out their tasks'.

Who is this course for?
Those who have need to have an awareness of legionella and an understanding of how to control legionella in water systems. Those who have need to have an awareness of legionella and an understanding of how to control legionella in water systems.
Those who want an appreciation of the impact of when things go wrong due to legionella and how to prevent this occurring. Those who want an appreciation of the impact of when things go wrong due to legionella and how to prevent this occurring.
Aims
The aim of this course is to develop delegatesí awareness of legionella.

Learning Objectives
On completion of the training, delegates will be aware of:
The regulations covering legionella The regulations covering legionella
How and why legionella bacteria can cause problems How and why legionella bacteria can cause problems
The ways of controlling legionella The ways of controlling legionella
The types of water systems likely to be at risk The types of water systems likely to be at risk
The people most likely to be affected by an outbreak The people most likely to be affected by an outbreak
Assessment of the implications of recent outbreaks of Legionnairesí disease, consequences, action taken and lessons learned Assessment of the implications of recent outbreaks of Legionnairesí disease, consequences, action taken and lessons learned
Who should attend?

Technical and maintenance staff, building and facilities managers, service engineers with responsibility for the control of legionella.

Programme Outline

What is legionella? What is legionella?
TAn introduction to the Health and Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8 Legionnaires Disease An introduction to the Health and Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8 Legionnaires Disease
General legislation General legislation
How risks from exposure to legionella should be managed and controlled How risks from exposure to legionella should be managed and controlled
The risk assessment process with supporting techniques (treatment and control, monitoring; cleaning and disinfection, and auditing The risk assessment process with supporting techniques (treatment and control, monitoring; cleaning and disinfection, and auditing
Understanding the chemistry of water, scale, corrosion, suspended solids and microbiological activity Understanding the chemistry of water, scale, corrosion, suspended solids and microbiological activity
Legionella risks in cooling towers, cooling systems & hot and cold water systems Legionella risks in cooling towers, cooling systems & hot and cold water systems
Target groups most likely to be affected by an outbreak. Target groups most likely to be affected by an outbreak.


Course Duration

3.5 hours