If you run a business, have employees, own or manage a property then you need to have an understanding of Legionella bacteria and have regular training. The need for regular training is identified in sections 50 & 51 of the HSE's ACOP L8. Why is regular training needed? Very simply, because things change. Official guidance is often updated and developed. Even if you use contractors you still need to understand the various health & safety requirements for Legioenlla and the control & prevention measures that are in place.
Over the last few years, we have seen several businesses, organisations and even councils being fined and prosecuted for Legionella failures and in nearly every case a lack of competence and training was identified. Prosecutions have ranged from suspended prison sentences to fines ranging from £10,000 to £3,000,000.
Our Government Endorsed Trust Mark Certified team have developed several Legionella training courses. The courses are particularly usful for landlords, letting agents, employers, managers and for those who are responsible for the day to day control and prevention tasks. All our courses have been written by qualified engineers with at least a decades Legionella assessment, control and prevention experience.
How Does Online Training Work
Register online for free. Select and pay for your chosen course. Once paid for the course is available instantly. Complete the course at any time within the next 30 days. All online courses involve working through a series of online presentations and multiple choice questions which allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the course material. On completion of the course you will be able to download a certificate of course completion. Legionella certificates are valid for 2 years to reinforce the need for regular training.