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Online Legionella Risk Management for the Responsible Persons

Virtual Course via Zoom



£283.20 inc VAT
Or £47.20/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online + live classes
1 day · Part-time
No formal qualification
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This legionella control for responsible persons course will ensure that you or your employee understand the effects of legionella bacteria on the body and the impact an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease would have on your business. It covers how to identify and control the risks associated with legionella bacteria and how legislation and codes of practice can support its control.

The one day course is delivered in association with an approved contractor who are members of the Legionella Control Association.


  • Conditions required for legionella bacteria to multiple within water systems.

  • Methods of transmission and infection.

  • Factors that affect susceptibility to Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Typical symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease.

  • How cases of Legionnaires’ disease can impact on the operation of a site.

  • Legislation and codes of practice and how they relate to health and safety legislation.

  • Consequences of non-compliance with legislation and codes of practice.

  • Key roles and responsibilities associated with the management of legionella bacteria.
  • Requirements of the British standards relating to legionella risk assessments.

  • Importance of a written scheme.
  • How to write a written scheme and how it should be implemented.

  • Importance of record keeping.

  • Importance of training and competence assessment of nominated individuals.
  • Importance of routine reviews of the Course Length written scheme

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for the “responsible person” or “duty holder” and their nominated deputies and will ensure that they have the capability and skills for the confident management of legionella and water hygiene issues.

This includes employers, self-employed people and anyone else in control of a premises, such as landlords and letting agents.


Candidates are not required to have any prior knowledge or qualifications in legionella
awareness to enable them to attend this course.

However, it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or

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