Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at all staff involved in the administration, maintenance and operational management of leisure & therapy pools and associated hot &cold water systems.


This course will provide you with the knowledge of current legal and technical requirements for the control of Legionella and other waterborne diseases in leisure & therapy pools and associated hot & cold water systems, and an overview of skills necessary to carry out effective systems maintenance.


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

  • Explain the sources, risks and medical aspects of Legionellosis with reference to its occurrence, ecology and transmission routes
  • Describe the legal issues, including statutory and non-statutory obligations, advisory notes and codes of practice
  • Identify susceptible areas within water systems including volumes of water, bather load, showering protocol, water quality, skimmers, filtration systems, chemical application, air ventilation and associated pipework
  • Recommend methods of system modification and design to minimise colonisation of waterborne micro-organisms
  • Test water for temperature, pH, chlorine residual and microbiological colonisation using dip slides, T.V.C.C. and other waterborne organisms
  • Recommend cleaning and disinfection of systems
  • Explain reporting and recording procedures, including operating and maintenance logs and control measures to minimise risk. Instruction relative to the completion of logbook tasks
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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