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Written Scheme of Control - Implementation of the Monitoring Requirements for Hot and Cold Water Systems (WH009)

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1 Day
Course Overview
Gain an understanding of why water systems require close monitoring, forming the Water Hygiene Written Scheme of control for your site/building with our 1-day theory and practical based training course. This course will provide you with the knowledge to perform water system tasks in a safe and effective manner. This course is designed to align with statutory requirements and the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and HSG274 part 2.
Who is This Course For?
Our course will support those working within: maintenance, technician, building caretaker and operator roles. It is also suitable for those who carry out temperature monitoring, water sampling, shower head cleaning, flushing and inspections of hot and cold water services as part of the Written Scheme of Control. This course can also be beneficial to managers and supervisors for an insight into these water safety tasks.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Legionella Background and Other Health Risks Associated With Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Requirements of ACOP L8 and HSG274 part 2
  • Monitoring and Inspection Requirements
  • Shower Head De-scaling and Cleaning Requirements
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Water Sampling Protocols and Procedures
  • Record Keeping and Maintaining Log Books
  • Written and Practical Assessment
  • Background on the hazards and health risks which are associated with hot and cold water systems
  • Statute and regulatory requirements
  • Requirements of the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) Control of Legionella bacteria in water systems
  • Monitoring and inspection requirements of hot and cold water services as per HSG274 part 2
  • Showerhead descaling and cleaning requirements
  • Water sampling protocols and procedures
  • Record keeping log books
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Written assessment
There are no additional requirements prior to attending this course.
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Course Training Team


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.

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