Legionella training for operatives is primarily aimed at domestic and small commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers. On completion of the course the installer will be able to undertake risk assessments and carry out disinfection using a range of methods including bleach, chlorine and silver hydrogen peroxide.
The course covers:
- The background to Legionnaires Disease
- What is the Legionella Bacteria
- Where and how does it multiply
- How is it spread and contracted
- How to comply to the law
- Duties, obligations and records
- Assessing risk
- Controlling and reducing risk
- Methods of Treatment
- Prevention and disinfection
- Record keeping
Operatives will have to complete a practical and written assessment, including a multiple choice paper. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued with the Logic Certification Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment certificate.
The Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Legionnaires disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8) is detailed and can be accessed below.
The following documents will provide useful background reading:
The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (ACOP)
Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (1999)
Legionnaires disease, a guide for employers (HSE)
Essential reading for residential accommodation (HSE)