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Ensure compliance with the HSE’s ACOP L8 and minimise the risk of Legionnaires Disease.  Legionella awareness courses in Leeds or at your place of work.

Current Course Dates at our Leeds Training Centre

Wednesday 4th December 2019 - Course times 9:30am to 3:00pm

Our 2020 Training Date will be published soon

Course Fee £75.00+vat per delegate

Are you looking for a Legionella training course?  Water Wise Services offer a Legionella Awareness course based on the requirements of the Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice L8 (ACOP L8) & HSG274/282.  The course is designed to help Duty Holders & Responsible Persons meet their obligations and carry out effective measures.


"The training we had from Water Wise was second to none, it showed how simple & easy controlling & preventing Legionella really is" - Ivy Care Homes


The ACOP L8 4th edition was released in November 2013.  Section 50 & 51 of the ACOP L8 states "Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication are all contributory factors in outbreaks of legionnaires' disease.  It is therefore important that the people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.  Those specifically appointed to implement the control measures and strategies should be suitably informed, instructed and trained and their suitability assessed.  They must be properly trained to a level that ensures tasks are carried out in a safe, technically competent manner; and receive regular refresher training.  Keep records of all initial and refresher training."


In June 2018 at Ipswich Crown Court BUPA was fined £3,000,000 plus costs of £151,482 for Legionella related failures that caused the unfortunate death of a resident.  The case highlighted a significant lack of training and that those responsible for overseeing legionella controls and for taking crucial water temperature measurements had not been trained to the required standard.

Our Legionella Awareness Course


All our training is delivered by our team of Water Wise Engineers who are City & Guilds Qualified and hold the government endorsed Trust Mark for Legionella.  Our team are also City & Guilds and NVQ qualified plumbers, Water Industry Approved, members of The Water Management Society and Water Safe Registered.


"Water Wise Services deliver exactly what they say.  The recent training, I received was delivered in a concise well organised and professional manner.  I would recommend their services without hesitation and the certification even helped me secure my new role within the NHS.  A personal thank you to Adam for going the extra mile." - Bobby Bee


Our training base is conveniently located just off junction 44 of the M1 in South Leeds.  During your training you will have access to free wifi so you can pick up your emails.  We have a breakout room and workspace you can use, there are kitchen facilities on site but we are unable to provide a meal on the day.  Or, if you prefer, we can arrange to deliver a course at your place of work, if you would like the training to be at your place of work then please email us. 


The training session is a full day’s course and the price is £75.00+vat per delegate.  Booking is essential as our course is very popular and places at our training base are limited to a maximum of 10 people per session.  To express an interest or book a place on the course please complete the booking form below.

Once we receive your form we will check your place is available, email you confirmation and your invoice.  To secure your place you need to pay a non-refundable £15.00 deposit and payment in full is due a week prior to the course date.


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Standard Course Content

What Is Legionella

we discuss what Legionella bacteria actually is, where it comes from and how it effects people

The ACOP L8 & HSG274 & 282 Technical Guidance

we explain what the ACOP L8 & HSG 274 & 282 are, their importance, their effect and their foundations in law.  We also look at HTM04-01 & BS8580-1

What is a Duty Holder & Responsible Person

we look at the duties and roles of these two positions


we look at what competency means in terms of the ACOP L8

What if Things go Wrong

we explain the process behind Legionella outbreaks

Legionella Risk Assessment, Testing & Training

we explore the requirements of the Legionella risk assessment, testing & training in the HSE's ACOP L8

Legionella Control & Prevention

we look at the requirements of the ACOP L8 & HSG274 in controlling and preventing Legionella bacteria including thermostatic mixing valves, the cleaning and disinfection of outlets, flushing, temperature monitoring and cold water storage tanks

Record Keeping

we explain the record keeping requirements of the ACOP L8

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