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Control of Legionella Within Evaporative Cooling Systems (WH006)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This one day City & Guilds accredited Legionella course focuses on how to control Legionella within evaporative cooling systems.

The course has been developed to ensure that you understand the unique risks posed by an evaporation cooling system and how to successfully control the proliferation of Legionella. Throughout this course you will go through the relevant statutory legislation, be shown the areas of high risk within wet cooling system designs and the subsequent disinfection, maintenance and record keeping.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to effectively manage evaporative cooling systems in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and guidance document HSG274 Part 1, reducing the risk of Legionella within your facility.
Who is This Course For?
This Legionella training course has been designed to support anyone that currently or plans to work/manage evaporative cooling systems. Due to the industry demand for knowledgeable and suitably trained technicians and management who understand Legionella control within evaporative cooling systems, this course is perfect for anyone wanting to ensure its effective management and operation.

This is a great follow-on course for anyone wanting to up-skill and expand their Legionella training to include more specialised water systems often seen within larger facilities. Expanding your portfolio to include additional City & Guild Legionella qualifications provides formal recognition of your skills and knowledge and can provide new opportunities to progress into other roles within the facility management industry.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Mon, 9th August 2021 Wed, 11th August 2021 York £845
Mon, 4th October 2021 Wed, 6th October 2021 York £845
Mon, 8th November 2021 Wed, 10th November 2021 Slough £845

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Legionella Background and Medical Aspects
  • Factors and Conditions for Growth and Exposure to Legionella Bacteria
  • Legal Obligations - Relevant Statute Documents
  • ACOP L8 and Support Documents
  • Requirements of HSG274 Part 1
  • Requirements of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems - Working Principles
  • Questions and Answers Review Session
  • Operation Aspects of Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Water Treatment Principles and Requirements
  • Disinfection Requirements and Procedure
  • Questions and Answers Review Session
  • Implementing Control Measures and System Monitoring Requirements
  • Water Sampling and Necessary Actions
  • Records and Reports
  • Written Course Assessments
  • Course Review
  • Medical aspects of legionnaires disease
  • Relevant statutory documents
  • The requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8
  • Wet cooling system design, operation and maintenance requirements
  • Requirements of cleaning and disinfection of water and cooling systems
  • The requirements of monitoring systems, including water sampling and procedures if bacteria is found
  • The requirements of compiling and maintaining the water management log book
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).


Richard Johnson

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Richard has worked in the water industry for over 9 years. His background covers the areas of water hygiene and plumbing, as well as teaching. He brings with him a wealth of teaching experience, gained at two high schools, and more recently through training consultancy work. Further to teaching, Richard worked as a plumber for 5 years. He accomplished himself in social housing, private residential, and commercial environments, before entering into the Water Hygiene sector. Richard has recent experience and expertise within this sector, working as a training consultant for the previous 4 years. He has provided clients with informative tuition and risk assessments, covering NHS properties, Care Homes, Leisure Centres, Residential and Commercial buildings.


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: 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.
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