Current Course Dates at our Leeds Training Centre
Wednesday 06th March 2019 - Wednesday 06th June 2019
Wednesday 4th September 2019 (full) - Wednesday 4th December 2019
Course times 9:30am to 3:00pm
Course Fee £75.00 plus VAT per delegate
Are you looking for a Legionella training course? Water Wise Services offer a Legionella Awareness course designed around 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.
Even if you are going to use contractors to carry out the required measures Duty Holders should still be trained. As a Duty Holder it is your responsibility to assess the competency of those involved in carrying out the required measures and you cannot do that without an understanding of what is needed.
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To book your place 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.