The Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 requires those involved in the assessment, control and prevention of Legionella bacteria be technically competent. Even if you decide to use contractors to meet your health & safety obligations you still need to have an awareness of the requirements of the ACOP L8 and be able to assess the competency of any contractors.
Our Legionella Awareness Course for Care Homes is designed for employers, managers, duty holders, responsible persons and those who need a general knowledge of Legionella bacteria and an awareness of the requirements of the Health & Safety Executives ACOP L8, the Department of Health's HTM 04-01, related guidance and legislation. You will also learn more technical aspects of Legionella control and prevention.
At the end of the course you should be aware of the requirements of the HSE's ACOP L8 with supporting technical guidance HSG 274 and HTM 04-01. You should also be aware of the requirements for a competent Legionella Risk Assessment, when Legionella Testing is required, what to do when a test result is positive for Legionella bacteria, the requirements of temperature monitoring as a control and prevention measure, the impact of Thermostatic Mixing Valves for Legionella and record keeping requirements.
You will also learn how to identify and resolve a scalding risk whilst still meeting the requirements of the HSE's ACOP L8. The requirements of cleaning, disinfecting and chlorinating water systems. And finally how to use "flushing" as an effective Legionella control and prevention measure.
The course covers the following topics
The History of Legionella Bacteria
What is Legionella Bacteria
Guidance & Legislation for Health & Care Sites
Requirements of the ACOP L8 & HTM 04-01
Care Quality Commission
Legionella Risk Assessment
Thermostatic Mixing Valves
Identifying Scalding Risks
Cleaning & Disinfection
The course includes working through a series of presentations and multiple choice assessments so you can demonstrate your understanding of the course material. Once completed you can download a certificate of course completion which is valid for 2 years. The certificate is only valid for 2 years to reinforce the need for regular training as stated in the HSE's ACOP L8.