There is a legal duty for the duty holder of building premises to carry out a risk assessment to identify risk from Legionella that may affect anyone who may be exposed to the hazards that could affect their health.

Is this course for you?

This course is for individuals with the responsibility for undertaking a Legionella risk assessment, or for ensuring one is carried out.

It requires basic knowledge of the management of risk in water systems, so learners should have previously attended Eastwood Park's Legionella Awareness Course (or an equivalent).


To provide the statutory, medical and engineering knowledge to undertake a Legionella risk assessment in building premises, or a detailed understanding of the requirements of such for managerial purposes.


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

  • State the requirements of legislation and regulations for hot and cold water
  • Describe the causes, risks and impacts to health from legionella bacteria in water systems.
  • Describe the engineering aspects of cold and hot water systems, evaporative cooling systems and other risk systems that may give rise to risks from legionella.
  • Describe the principles of regulatory inspection and enforcement of health & safety in the UK.
  • State the principle elements of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in accordance with legislation.
  • Be able to carry out a legionella risk assessment and produce a formal written report with recommendations in accordance with BS8580-1:2019.


City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.

COVID-secure measures

Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.

We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.

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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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