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Control of Legionella Within Evaporative Cooling Systems (WH006)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course has been developed to provide you with an understanding of how to control the risk of legionella bacteria within evaporative cooling systems. It will enable effective management of water systems in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and guidance document HSG274 Part 1.
Who is This Course For?
This course has been designed for managers and technicians who require a working knowledge and understanding of evaporative cooling systems to ensure effective management and operation.
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. Read More...

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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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Upcoming Course Dates
Tuesday, 1st June 2021
End date: Thursday, 3rd June 2021
Monday, 9th August 2021
End date: Wednesday, 11th August 2021
Monday, 4th October 2021
End date: Wednesday, 6th October 2021
Monday, 8th November 2021
End date: Wednesday, 10th November 2021

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