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Legionella Awareness Within Evaporative Cooling Systems (WH008)

£275 + VAT
1 Day
York and Slough.
Course Overview
Understand the risk of Legionella bacteria within an evaporative cooling tower system with our one day City & Guilds course. This Legionella awareness course will provide you with the knowledge of how bacteria proliferate within evaporative cooling tower systems and the monitoring requirements needed for its control. Our experienced training team will guide you through the appropriate ways of monitoring the systems effectively and in accordance with Legionnaires' Disease Technical Guidance HSG274 Part 1, Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and other relevant guidance documents.

This theory based course will not only help you develop an understanding of the systems which pose the highest risks but also to how correctly documented them.
Who is This Course For?
Our course has been designed for engineers and technicians who are looking for an understanding of Legionella within evaporative cooling systems along with the associated guidance documents to ensure compliance. Documents which will be covered in this course includes: the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) and BS8580 (Water Quality. Risk Assessments for Legionella Control Code of Practice).

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a City & Guilds accredited certificate which provides formal recognition of your skills and knowledge.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Legionella - Background
  • Medical Aspects, Proliferation and Route of Transmission
  • Legal Obligations - Relevant Statute Documents
  • Requirements of The ACOP L8 and HSG274 Part 1
  • Principles of Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Principles of Water Treatment Regimes
  • Monitoring Requirements Including Water Sampling
  • Disinfection Requirements
  • Log Sheets and Log Books
  • Written Course Assessment
  • Medical aspects of legionnaires disease, including how the bacteria proliferates and who are the susceptible people to the illness.
  • Relevant statutory and non-statute guidance documents.
  • The requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8 to ensure compliance.
  • Requirements of cleaning and disinfection of cooling towers
  • Monitoring checks to ensure effective water treatment programme
  • Monitoring requirements including temperature checking, inspections water sampling and actions in the event of positive count.
  • Requirements of compiling and maintaining the water management log book.
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Everything you require for this course is provided
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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
Thursday, 24th June 2021
End date: Thursday, 24th June 2021
Friday, 3rd September 2021
End date: Friday, 3rd September 2021
Friday, 1st October 2021
End date: Friday, 1st October 2021
Friday, 29th October 2021
End date: Friday, 29th October 2021
Friday, 26th November 2021
End date: Friday, 26th November 2021

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