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Risk Assessment for Legionella Control in Water Systems (WH004)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough,   Falkirk and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide you with knowledge of how to assess the risk of being exposed to the legionella bacteria in water systems, including how to document the findings. Delegates will ideally have a prior knowledge of water systems.
Who is This Course For?
This course has been developed for those who would like to become legionella risk assessors, or who need an understanding of how to carry out risk assessments on water systems.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Tue, 18th May 2021 Thu, 20th May 2021 Slough £845
Tue, 8th June 2021 Thu, 10th June 2021 Falkirk £845
Mon, 5th July 2021 Wed, 7th July 2021 York £845
Mon, 23rd August 2021 Wed, 25th August 2021 Slough £845
Mon, 13th September 2021 Wed, 15th September 2021 York £845
Tue, 28th September 2021 Thu, 30th September 2021 Falkirk £845
Mon, 18th October 2021 Wed, 20th October 2021 York £845
Tue, 16th November 2021 Thu, 18th November 2021 Slough £845
Mon, 29th November 2021 Wed, 1st December 2021 York £845

Day Morning Afternoon
One
  • Course Introduction
  • Water Systems Background
  • Medical Aspects
  • Legal Aspects
  • ACOP L8
  • HSG274 and Other Guidance Documents
  • Hot and Cold Water Systems
Two
  • Questions and Answers Session Plus Review
  • Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems and Water Treatment
  • Other Risk Systems
Three
  • Questions and Answers Session Plus Review
  • Water Sampling, Records and Documentation
  • Legal and Water Regs Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Hot and Cold Water Assessment
  • Cooling Tower Assessment
  • The legionellosis disease
  • Risk assessment in relation to the ACOP L8 and BS8580
  • How to identifiy susceptible areas in high risk water systems, in particular hot and cold water systems and evaporative cooling systems.
  • Modification of water systems to eliminate/reduce the risk of legionellosis
  • Written scheme requirements in accordance with ACOP L8 and BS8580
  • How to sample water and required actions if bacteria is identified
  • Risk assessment documentation
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
You will require a digital camera for use on this course (camera phones are allowed)
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Course Training Team

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.
Q: Is it a legal requirement to have a legionella risk assessment.
A: The HSE's approved codes of practice for legionella control, requires all businesses where water is used and/or stored to carry out legionella risk control and undergo a Legionella risk assessment. This includes, sinks, taps, toilets and any other hot and cold water supplies used by your staff or a member of the public.
Q: Is the Legionella Risk Assessment course suitable for people with little to no experience?
A: This course is suitable for those with a good working knowledge of hot and cold water systems as the course concentrates on how to produce a robust risk assessment for commercial premises.
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