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.
Why Choose One of Our Training Courses
Water Wise Services is not only one of the few Legionella Service providers in the UK to meet the government endorsed Trust Mark standard for technical competence we are also a CPD accredited training provider. Unlike many training providers we actually carry out the work that we provide training for.
Our courses cover the subject matter far more indepth than most Legionella awareness courses. You may have seen Legionella courses where they claim you can complete the courses in as little as 30 minutes. It is not possible to adequately cover and be competent in Legionella awareness in as little as 30 minutes. Even if your training is sub-standard you are still liable for Legionella failures and not the training provider.