Is this course for you?

This course is for managers and engineers who are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of water systems within buildings, specifically cooling tower water systems.


To provide an understanding of roles and responsibilities relating to cooling tower water systems within buildings and the key requirements of HSG 274 Part 1.


By the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the occurrence, ecology and transmission routes of legionella.
  • Understand the basic evaporative cooling system types and their operation.
  • Understand the requirements of ACoP L8 and in particular HSG 274 part 1.
  • Know the standard for, and contents of a suitable risk assessment and written scheme.
  • Explain the contents of a suitable and sufficient cooling tower water treatment programme.
  • Develop an inspection, cleaning and disinfection procedure.
  • Understand the principal monitoring and record keeping requirements.
City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.


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Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).


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