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Management of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water Systems training course

Course code: WS2  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 2 day training course designed to improve knowledge concerning control of legionella in hot and cold water systems; ideal for learners wishing to get more heavily involved in the subject. This course is heavily focused around the HSE’s technical guidance document HSG 274 Part 2. It aims to increase knowledge and allow more informed decision making concerning multiple factors such as configuration, turnover, temperature control etc.

N.B. Learners wishing to attend this course should have some industry experience or have been introduced to the subject matter prior (for example, by undertaking our WS11 course – Legionella Awareness and ACOP L8).

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Benefits of attending for the learner

Greater knowledge of multiple factors to adequately control legionella in hot and cold water system:

  • Design
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Management

Delegates are able to mix with like-minded individuals and share thoughts on best practice and experiences.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Meeting the training requirement of the Fourth edition Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8).
  • Greater understanding of technical factors concerning design, operation, maintenance and management, improving employee competency.
  • Reduced risk of the moral / legal / financial implications associated with prosecution for poor legionella control.

What you will learn

Topics discussed include:

  • Background
  • Medical aspects
  • Proliferation
  • Definition
  • Guidance available
  • Smaller hot and cold water systems
  • Gravity fed water systems.
  • Pressurised systems
  • Compliance
  • Flow throughput
  • Thermal gain
  • Heating methods
  • Achieving temperature control
  • Stratification
  • Connection of multiple vessels
  • Expansion
  • Thermostatic mixing valves
  • Dead-ends / Deadlegs
  • Backflow
  • Monitoring/Inspection/Maintenance regime for hot and cold water systems
  • Management pathway
  • Risk assessment
  • Schematics
  • WRAS / Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
  • Commissioning
  • Mothballing
  • Record keeping

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 scheme unit 403 – Management of Legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems.
  • The certificate has no expiry date but regular refresher training is recommended.

How is this training delivered?

  • Learning will come in a classroom environment in the form of trainer explanation, group discussions, videos, practical classroom exercises and will be broken up with breakout sessions. Assessment of learning will be based around a single multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • All course material will be provided by the trainer, however, learners are welcome to bring with them any materials used within legionella management such as risk assessments, water hygiene logbooks or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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Course dates

Course code
2 day course
Price from
£470.00 + certification

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N.B. Places = Places left

Start DateStart DateEnd DateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
22/01/2019Tue 22 Jan 2019Wed 23 Jan 2019 York £470.00£564.00 5+
19/02/2019Tue 19 Feb 2019Wed 20 Feb 2019 Linlithgow £470.00£564.00 5+
19/03/2019Tue 19 Mar 2019Wed 20 Mar 2019 Swindon £470.00£564.00 4
09/04/2019Tue 09 Apr 2019Wed 10 Apr 2019 Derby £470.00£564.00 5+
14/05/2019Tue 14 May 2019Wed 15 May 2019 Bolton £470.00£564.00 5+
11/06/2019Tue 11 Jun 2019Wed 12 Jun 2019 York £470.00£564.00 5+
09/07/2019Tue 09 Jul 2019Wed 10 Jul 2019 Swindon £470.00£564.00 5+
13/08/2019Tue 13 Aug 2019Wed 14 Aug 2019 Derby £470.00£564.00 5+
03/09/2019Tue 03 Sep 2019Wed 04 Sep 2019 Linlithgow £470.00£564.00 5+
01/10/2019Tue 01 Oct 2019Wed 02 Oct 2019 York £470.00£564.00 5+
22/10/2019Tue 22 Oct 2019Wed 23 Oct 2019 Swindon £470.00£564.00 5+
12/11/2019Tue 12 Nov 2019Wed 13 Nov 2019 Derby £470.00£564.00 5+
10/12/2019Tue 10 Dec 2019Wed 11 Dec 2019 Bolton £470.00£564.00 5+

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