Para 52 of HSE ACoP L8 requires “the duty holder to ensure that all employees involved in work that may expose an employee or other person to legionella are given suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training“
Total Environmental Compliance Ltd can provide bespoke legionella training courses, tailored to the needs and risks of your business.
Our courses engage the audience, ensuring that we meet the individual objectives of every attendee. Uniquely we discuss the entire subject area of water quality giving attendees a greater understanding. Our trainers have years of experience.
We offer half day courses, through to our 3 day fully comprehensive course.
We can provide the following courses;
- Duty Holder and Appointed Competent Person Legionella Awareness Training
- General Legionella Awareness Training (Domestic)
- General Legionella Awareness Training (Domestic, Cooling Towers and Other Risk Systems)
- Site operative Legionella Awareness Training
As well as these we also offer Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Training specifically directed to health care environments.
Our head office is equipped with the layout of a typical water system and a practical training area for the trainees to physically understand various elements of legionella control techniques.
Clients taking part in our training courses are always readily available to communicate their personal experience.
‘First of all I would like to thank you for your most comprehensive Legionella Training which has been very well received by all who have attended. Just speaking to the colleagues who attended, almost all of them who never had any knowledge about legionella are now more aware of the responsibilities placed upon us. Once again many thanks for all your help in putting together such an interesting course.’
JOHN MCHUGH – Network Housing Group‘
What is Legionnaires’ disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia, fatal in approximately 12% of cases, 30% in hospital acquired cases. The bacterium Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 is the most common cause of Legionnaires’ disease.
It was first identified following an outbreak in 1976 in the USA, where 221 people were infected, of which 34 died.
Legionnaires’ disease primarily affects people who have increased susceptibility due to predisposing factors, such as age (50 years +), health, gender, smoking, existing illnesses etc. Legionella infections can only be contracted by the inhalation of tiny water droplets, called aerosols, which are contaminated with living legionella bacteria. Aerosols can be produced from water systems which create spray, such as showers, cooling towers, spray taps, decorative fountains and Jacuzzis. Infection by person-to-person contact has not been reported.
Legionella can pose a real threat to your premises and the people who work in them.
The good news is that it is easily manageable, and knowing how to control your risks is essential.
What do you need to know?
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 every employer has a legal duty to manage work place risks. In order to do this duty holders need to understand the risks posed by their buildings and the water services there in. Any individual in the legionella control process should have sufficient training in order for them to complete their job safely and effectively.
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