Legionella Training

Legionella Training and Legionnaires Disease Awareness Course

Waterman Environmental Services has over 26 years of practical experience in controlling Legionella and provides comprehensive Legionella training courses covering Legionnaires’ disease awareness and prevention and all aspects of ACoP L8 / HSG274 compliance.

Our training courses help you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and to give you the skills to develop the systems and working practices you need to be safe and compliant. Our courses will give you enough knowledge to help you make confident, informed choices in the on-going control of Legionella.

Management Responsibilities, Training & Competence

The UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in their Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 / HSG274, “Legionnaires’ disease. The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (ACoP L8 / HSG274)” state that:

“The responsible person(s) appointed to implement the control measures and strategies should be suitably informed, instructed and trained and their suitability assessed. Regular refresher training should be given and the responsible person(s) should have a clear understanding of their role and the overall health and safety management structure and policy in the organisation.” Paragraph 18. Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 / HSG274.

“Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication can be contributory factors in out breaks of legionnaires’ disease. It is important that those people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.” Paragraph 16. Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 / HSG274.

ACoP L8 / HSG274 requires all “responsible people” to be suitably trained in Legionella awareness. Equipping key personnel with the correct skills to match their level of responsibility is essential for the safe, legal and effective management of water systems.

Whether you are a maintenance manager, you’ve just taken on the role of the “Duty Holder”, you may have been appointed the “Responsible Person” or you are a health and safety manager wishing to improve your competence levels in this area, we can provide / tailor a specific course to meet your training needs.

Waterman Environmental Services can provide the following courses:

  • Legionella Awareness: Hot & Cold Water & Other Risk Systems
  • Legionella Awareness: Hot & Cold Water & Evaporative Cooling
  • Responsible Person: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water Services and Other Risk Systems
  • Responsible Person: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water Services and Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Responsible Person in Healthcare Environments: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water
  • Services and Other Risk Systems
  • Responsible Person in Healthcare Environments: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water
  • Services and Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Refresher Legionella Training Course
  • Legionella Refresher Training Updates
  • Bespoke Training

Our trainers are experts in the water hygiene / microbiology area, with years of accumulated knowledge and experience, we deliver relaxed, engaging, enjoyable and interactive learning sessions.

Whatever you require, we are confident that we can help with your training needs.