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DTL announces Legionella training in London

DTL announces Legionella training in London

11 December 2018

Develop Training Limited (DTL) is to run two training courses in London in the New Year on controlling legionella, the cause of deadly Legionnaire’s Disease.

The first of the events is an introductory one-day session aimed at people responsible for controlling the risks posed by the bacteria. The second is a more in-depth, two-day course targeted at people responsible for managing the risk in water systems, including duty holders, responsible persons and landlords.

The one-day course will be available on February 2016 and April 9. The two-day course will run on February 27-28 and April 10-11. Both will take place at Tuition House, 210 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX.

Daryll Garavan, DTL’s Delivery Manager for Water, Environmental and Safety, said: “Failing to maintain water and air conditioning systems can have lethal consequences, yet many organisations don’t have proper maintenance and monitoring processes. They are risking serious legal action and reputational damage as well as people’s lives. These courses equip the people responsible with the knowledge and tools they need to manage the risk.”

Legionella and ACOP level 8 awareness (1 day)

DTL’s one-day course, WS11, is for people who need an appreciation of legionella to help prevent or control the risk of exposing building users to water-borne bacteria. It is designed particularly for anyone who has to implement and monitor precautions and keep appropriate records.

Benefits of attending include greater awareness of the risks and the processes required to prevent or adequately control those risks, including Acop L8 regulations and technical guidance.

It gives employers confidence that staff have up-to-date knowledge of the subject, and that they understand the need for vigilance to guard against an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Delegates will gain understanding of the health effects of Legionnaires’ Disease and how to control the risks of legionella bacteria, including compliance with legislation and codes of practice. Delivered in the classroom, this awareness course incorporates assessment and certification accredited by  City and Guilds, assessed through written tests.

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Legionella: role of the responsible person (2 days)

DTL’s two-day course, WS1, is designed to give delegates greater understanding of the duties, responsibilities and technical factors involved in managing water and water systems. It gives duty holders, responsible persons and landlords the knowledge they need to appoint and supervise skilled staff or contractors, and to implement programmes to control the risks posed by legionella bacteria.

The course offers employers three key benefits:

  • Compliance with the L8 Fourth edition code of practice and HSG 274 technical guidance
  • More effective management of the risks from legionella bacteria
  • Reduced risk of the moral, legal and financial implications associated with prosecution for poor legionella control

The course includes a refresher on the subject as well as covering key elements:

  • HSE Approved Code of Practice and Technical Guidance Document
  • Duty Holder and Appointed Competent Person (Responsible Person)
  • Legionella Risk Assessing
  • Written Control Scheme
  • Water System Design and Commissioning
  • Schematics
  • Shared Premises and Residential Accommodation Lettings
  • Special Consideration for Healthcare and Care Homes
  • Biocides
  • Microbial Monitoring
  • HSE Inspection

The course is delivered in the classroom with trainer explanation, group discussions, videos, practical exercises and breakout sessions. Assessment is based around a multiple-choice, open-book test, with successful candidates achieving a City and Guilds certificate of competence in Legionella: Role of the Responsible Person / Duty Holder / Landlord. The certificate of competence has no expiry date but DTL recommends regular refresher training and CPD.

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Download DTL's whitepaper on legionella training

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