Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication can be contributory factors in outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease.
The competence and training of key personnel is therefore an essential element of legionella control.
A key recommendation in ACoP L8 ‘The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems’ is that those who are appointed to carry out the control measures are suitably informed, instructed and trained and that they are suitably assessed.
Accordingly, H2o provides a one day Legionella Awareness Training course which ensures that each participant achieves a satisfactory knowledge of legionnaires’ disease, legionella control measures and are suitably informed to carry out the necessary tasks in a technically competent manner.
Some of the topics covered in the course are:
- Basic water chemistry and microbiology;
- A history of Legionnaires’ Disease;
- Legionella and Legionellosis;
- Legionellosis – the risk factors;
- Legionellosis and the law;
- Disinfection and disinfectants;
- Legionella control measures; and
- Record keeping.
Upon successful completion of the course exam participants will be provided with a training certificate to be included in the site log book.
For further information on legionella training courses, please contact us.