This course is designed for those responsible for the management of water hygiene or their deputies (managers or those designated the role of Responsible Person).  In addition to Legionella, you will also consider the management of other hazards and risks 

This course goes beyond simply giving you the understanding of your roles and responsibilities for maintaining safe water systems. It will first develop your ability to assess your organisation's current level of compliance and its exposure to risks, then give you the knowledge and skills to be able to take action to improve compliance and reduce those risks.

The course is based around the core elements of compliance and uses an audit tool based on guidance from the HSE to examine in a practical and structured fashion the requirements to achieve compliance.  You will work through the requirements over the three day course and learn how to identify if your organisation is compliant or not and what needs to be addressed.  The course ends with a brief written examination, and then you will have the option to complete a follow-up exercise after your return to the workplace.

Aim of the course

To enable staff to gain an understanding of the importance of managing water hygiene related risks, their roles and responsibility and potential liabilities, and the use of important techniques such as development of an adequate risk assessment, risk minimisation schemes, monitoring and audit in order to achieve compliance.


Following completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe Legionella, its requirements and how to control it
  • Explain how to discharge their roles and responsibilities and the required appointments
  • Describe and describe the legal requirements including the duty to manage Legionella
  • Identify the elements of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
  • Describe the concept of a suitable written scheme of control
  • Identify the elements of a suitable and sufficient records and monitoring
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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