Basic Legionella Management (£35.00 + VAT)

Available As:

CPD, IIRSM & Gatehouse Awards Approved


Course Description

Current legislation set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act along with the HSE’s updated code of practice known as L8, state that companies and building owners have a legal duty to manage Legionella.

Our interactive training course is aimed at all employers and staff to assist them in identifying the danger that Legionella poses, as well as covering ways to identify and assess sources of risk from Legionella on the premises.

It also gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you.


Target Audience

This Basic Legionella Management course is primarily aimed at building and facilities managers and maintenance professionals that have nominated responsibilities for water systems.



Lack of training and awareness of Legionella have been shown to be factors in many outbreaks of legionella. Having adequate training and carrying out appropriate checks can ensure water system safety.

The Legionella Management course is approved by CPD, IIRSM & Gatehouse Awards giving you peace of mind and delegates increased confidence that the content is accurate and relevant.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.


Further Progression

There are a wide range of other health and safety courses available in the eLearning suite that are relevant to the same industries as these courses.

There are also business skills courses such as Leadership Skills and Developing Teamwork which could be of value to managers and team leaders that may also have responsibilities for buildings and facilities.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know what Legionnaires’ Disease is, and how it is contracted
  • Understand the conditions that promote growth of Legionella bacteria
  • Be aware of the history of Legionnaires’ Disease
  • Have been presented with facts regarding contagion, distribution and identification of Legionnaires’ Disease
  • Be able to identify risk areas in businesses, workplaces and public areas
  • Be able to identify appropriate legislation, responsibilities and consequences to individuals and organisations of non-compliance
  • Know how to manage risk to eliminate and reduce it
  • Understand the five key elements of Legionella management
  • Understand the importance of record keeping and records required
  • Be aware of practical prevention tasks and how to carry them out, including testing and monitoring
  • Be introduced to risks, prevention, testing, monitoring and water sampling relating specifically to cooling systems


Module Name – Pass % Required

1 – What is Legionella? – 70%
2 – Risk Areas – 70%
3 – Legislation – 70%
4 – Risk Management – 70%
5 – Water System Monitoring – 70%
6 – Cooling System Awareness – 70%


Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)



75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

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