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Legionella Awareness (WH002)

£325 + VAT
1 Day
York,   Slough,   Livingston and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds Assured Legionella Awareness course is an entry-level qualification which will provide an insightful background to Legionella - covering its risks, the monitoring requirements and the statutory legislation surrounding it. Once you successfully complete this 1-day legionella awareness training you will have an understanding of why it's necessary to successfully implement and manage a written scheme, monitor for legionella and ensure your water systems are ACOP L8 Compliant.

We also offer this course as a online remote training course.
Who is This Course For?
This Legionella awareness course has been designed as an entry point for anyone that needs to gain knowledge of Legionella and understand the importance of managing the risks. This course has been developed in line with ACoP L8 and relevant Statutory requirements, ensuring that you will receive up to date information on industry standards. Completion of our City & Guilds accredited Legionella Awareness course can open up a path towards becoming more involved with water hygiene related duties, whilst providing formal recognition of your skills and knowledge.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Tue, 2nd July 2024 Tue, 2nd July 2024 Livingston £ 325
Tue, 9th July 2024 Tue, 9th July 2024 York £ 325
Tue, 20th August 2024 Tue, 20th August 2024 Livingston £ 325
Tue, 3rd September 2024 Tue, 3rd September 2024 Slough £ 325
Tue, 24th September 2024 Tue, 24th September 2024 York £ 325
Tue, 22nd October 2024 Tue, 22nd October 2024 Slough £ 325
Tue, 19th November 2024 Tue, 19th November 2024 York £ 325
Tue, 17th December 2024 Tue, 17th December 2024 Slough £ 325

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Water Systems Background
  • Medical Aspects of Legionellosis
  • Ideal Conditions for Proliferation - Legal Aspects of Legionella
  • L8 Engineering Aspects of Water Systems
  • System Monitoring
  • Water Sampling & Records
  • Assessment(s)
  • Water systems safety
  • Legionellosis - medical aspects - case studies
  • Applicable statutory documentation
  • Requirements of the ACOP L8 and other technical support documents
  • An awareness of the Written Scheme of Control
  • Monitoring requirements of hot and cold water systems
  • Flushing regimes
  • Water sampling requirements
  • Records and log books
  • Course assessment
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
There are no pre-requisite requirements to attend this course and everything is provided for the course duration
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Course Training Team


Tony Green

Water Hygiene Training Manager

Tony is a Water Hygiene Training Manager with over 40 years in the water industry; 10 years of which as a service engineer and 30 years within training and education. Tony started training in 1984 for a major European boiler manufacturer where he became the training manufacturer for the product range. After successfully establishing the training division Tony moved on in 1990 to the Water Industry organisation where he helped develop training courses for Legionella water management which also included undertaking on-site Legionella risk assessments. Tony also had a period where he trained for the water utility and mains distribution, before moving back to take management control of the water (legionella) management courses. Tony has extensive knowledge and experience in legionella control and has trained some of the country's leading facilities management and construction companies, both in the UK and abroad.


Adrian Thompson

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Adrian is a Senior Water Hygiene Training consultant with over 35 years experience in commercial / industrial water systems. Adrian has hands on experience working with tools to deliver and develop training courses for a wide range of disciplines in Facilities Management to the Healthcare (NHS), Public Services and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has also undertaken project managed schemes to the likes of Balfour Beatty Workplace, Babcock, Interserve, Norlands, Carillon, The Mid Yorkshire Trust, Lyonnaise-des-eaux which has taken him to Gibraltar, Dubai and Brunei. Adrian has extensive experience and knowledge of Water System designs and their controls, in order to provide companies and individuals with the very best information to ensure compliance and effective management systems. This includes tailoring individual customer needs to standards such as the Approved Code of Practice L8 (Commercial) or HTM's (Healthcare).


Kevin Hook

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Kevin has over 45 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry, as well as over 18 years teaching experience. He began his career as an apprentice and has worked his way up through various plumbing and heating companies. After successfully establishing himself as a plumber, Kevin moved into managing installations at Dolphin Bathroom Ltd before becoming a Project Manager at Wilson & Wright Ltd. Kevin has worked at various training companies as a tutor before joining PPL Training in 2007.


Les Payne

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Les has over 35 years' experience within the air and water hygiene industry and is based at our training centre in Slough. Les has many accomplishments to date including establishing a UKAS (formerly NAMAS) accredited laboratory to test for legionellae, water quality and fungi. Over the forthcoming years he became involved in the areas of Sick Building Syndrome, Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) and risk assessments providing consultancy and advisory services for several clients. These sectors included banking, manufacturing, aquaculture, whisky & spirits, oil, construction and NHS Scotland.

Customer Questions

Q: What is Legionella?
A: Legionella is a single bacterium of the legionellae.
Q: Will this course provide an understanding of Legionella but also conduct testing?
A: This course is suitable for those looking to gain an understanding of both Legionella and conducting testing.
Q: What is a duty holder?
A: The duty holder is an employer or person in control of a premises for example a landlord. The duty holder is also responsible for appointing the responsible person.
Q: What is the responsible person?
A: This is someone who is appointed by the duty holder and has the day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling risks from legionella bacteria.
Q: Does this course cover Legionella risk assessments?
A: The course that would allow you to conduct risk assessments for Legionella would be our WH004 Risk Assessment for Legionella Control in Water Systems
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