Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).
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.
This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.
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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How long will you hold provisional bookings for?
Provisional bookings will be held for one week (7 days) from the date of booking.
As we are facing a high demand for course places, we kindly ask you to confirm your place as soon as possible.
If you do not confirm this booking within this period, unfortunately we cannot hold the place for you and the provisional booking request will be removed from the system.
What refresher training will I need?
Appropriate and regular refresher training is a requirement for all those with roles and responsibilities in respect of water distribution systems and associated equipment in healthcare buildings ensuring patient and staff safety in respect of the microbiological, chemical and physical risks associated with water systems.
ACoP L8 and HSG 274 states the Responsible Person (Water) should receive 'regular refresher training’, this is generally accepted as being appropriate every two to three years.
How do I find out your course availability?
To book one of our courses, call our sales team on +44 (0)1454 262777. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form on our website, after which we will contact you as soon as possible.
What are your terms & conditions?
You can view and download our booking terms and conditions here.