There is a legal duty for the duty holder of building premises to carry out a risk assessment to identify the sources of risk, develop a written scheme of control, implement processes to manage and control those risks and ensure appropriate records are kept.

The logbook is instrumental to ensuring the management responsibilities; control processes and record keeping are implemented.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at those person with responsibilities to implement legionella management policies and procedures and to maintain a logbook and appropriate records within the building premises to ensure compliance with statutory and non-statutory requirements.

This course requires basic knowledge of the management of risk in water systems, so you should have previously attended our two day Legionella Awareness Course or an equivalent.


To provide delegates with the statutory and practical knowledge to develop and maintain logbooks and statutory records required for compliance.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • State the requirements of legislation and regulations for water distribution systems.
  • Describe the prominent waterborne pathogens – occurrence, ecology and transmission routes
  • State the elements of a risk assessment, written scheme of control, risk minimisation plan as part of the logbook system.
  • Describe the constituent parts of a suitable logbook system
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to develop a logbook system and the format and layout of the written documentation
City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds accredited 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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