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Legionella and Water Hygiene Control Within Hot and Cold Water Systems (WH003)

£910 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough,   Livingston and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds Assured course will provide you with an understanding of how to control the risk from legionella bacteria within hot and cold water systems. It will enable effective management of the hot and cold water system in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 and guidance document HSG274 Part 2.
Who is This Course For?
This course is ideal for managers, supervisors or engineers who require knowledge of how to prevent and control legionella bacteria in the hot and cold water systems they are responsible for.

Delegates undertaking this course who need the disinfection element can book both our, "Disinfection of Hot and Cold Water Systems" and this three day legionellosis course, with both courses running consecutively.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Mon, 24th June 2024 Wed, 26th June 2024 York £ 910
Mon, 29th July 2024 Wed, 31st July 2024 Slough £ 945
Mon, 12th August 2024 Wed, 14th August 2024 Livingston £ 945
Mon, 2nd September 2024 Wed, 4th September 2024 York £ 945
Mon, 30th September 2024 Wed, 2nd October 2024 Slough £ 945
Mon, 28th October 2024 Wed, 30th October 2024 York £ 945
Mon, 2nd December 2024 Wed, 4th December 2024 Slough £ 945
Mon, 9th December 2024 Wed, 11th December 2024 Livingston £ 945

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Legionella Medical & Background to Water Systems
  • Legal Aspects
  • ACOP L8 HSG274 & Other Guidance Documents
  • Water Law - Cold Water Systems
  • Q&A Review Session
  • Cold Water Design, Standards Prevention
  • Cold Water Systems
  • Hot Water Design Standard Prevention
  • Q&A Review Session
  • Review Project
  • Written Scheme & Monitoring
  • Records Log Books
  • C&G Assessment(s)
  • Legionellosis - background - medical aspects - case studies
  • Relevant statute documents - legal implications
  • The requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8
  • Other technical support documents
  • Potential mechanical and bacterial hazards from a hot/cold system
  • Hot and cold water system design
  • Requirements of the Written Scheme of Control
  • Implementing the Written Scheme of Control, including monitoring requirements
  • Water sampling requirements and subsequent actions
  • Compiling and managing the legionella water hygiene log book
  • Course assessments
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).


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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