Legionella Management

A one day course covering all aspects of legionella and legionella control including the provisions of L8, what it is and where it can be found.

    • Overview

      The Legionella Management course is a comprehensive half day course covering all aspects of legionella and legionella control including the provisions of L8, what it is and where it can be found, duty holders responsibilities, water sampling and testing, prevention of scalding, maintenance of equipment etc. Ideal for persons involved with water systems in care homes, housing associations, hospitals etc.

      • Benefits

        • To understand the requirements for effective water management

        • To know how to control legionella effectively

        • To put in place and maintain an effective monitoring system

        • To prevent scalding occuring

      • Structure

        This is a half day course.

        Topics covered include:


        • What legionella is

        • Where it can be found

        • What causes it to proliferate - critical water temperatures

        • What harm is caused

        • Other water borne problems - e-coli, pseudomonas and Coliforms - TVC's

        Specific Legislation/Requirements

        • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Sections 2, 3, and 4 (reminder)

        • Approved Code of Practice L8 - The control of legionella bacteria in water systems

        Risk Assessments - key components

        • Management of systems

        • The role of the Duty Holder - who is the Duty Holder

        • The role of Facilities Maintenance

        Maintenance and Control - Record Keeping

        • Regular maintenance requirements on water systems including tanks

        • The need for issues identified in the risk assessment to be rectified - signed off

        • The need for temperature testing at sentinel taps and other taps to be kept and audited

        • Alternative method - monitoring the flow and return temperatures in a system at the calorifier

        • The need for showers and little used outlets to be used at least once a week on full temperature - records to be kept and audited

        • Showers and other spray equipment to be disinfected - records to be kept and audited

        • Frequency of water quality checks - TVC's and legionella

        • Installation of new systems - requirements of BS 6700 for chlorination

        • Audit, monitor and review of all documentation

        Emergency procedures - Action required in event of poor readings

        • Chlorination

        • Disinfection

        • Pasteurisation

        • Removal of dead legs, showers, tanks etc.

        Prevention of Scalding from Hot Water Systems

        • Causes of Scalding

        • Faulty hot water systems

        • High surface temperatures

        • High temperature hot water outlets

        Risk assessments on properties - Maintenance

        • Planned preventative

        • Cyclical maintenance

        • Responsive repairs

        • New builds and refurbishments

        • Mixer taps - ideal temperature maintain

        • Hot taps - maximum temperature maintain

        • Hot taps - maximum temperature maintain

        Thermostatic mixer valves

        • Criteria for installation

        • Frequency of checks and records

        • Checks to be carried out for legionella as above due to water temperatures in critical range

      • Information


        The Legionella Management course takes place either at:

        • our purpose-built training facility in Woodbridge, Suffolk, or

        • your own premises.

        More Information

        Contact us for more information about this course.

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