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Legionella Risk Assessment of Commercial Hot and Cold Water Systems training course

Course code: WS8

Course overview

A 2 day training course (BS 8580-1:2019 compliant) for learners who conduct legionella risk assessments of larger hot and cold water systems. It is a process description and auditing course, highly recommended and specifically designed at improving competency for those wishing to undertake legionella risk assessments of larger hot and cold water systems.

Should the learner be very inexperienced, Legionella and ACOP L8 Awareness (WS11) prior to sitting the Management of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water Systems (WS2) should be the route of entry, before finally sitting this WS8. Sitting a prior Management of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water Systems (WS2) course is also highly recommended for more experienced learners, if they have not undertaken detailed hot and cold water system training since 2014.

Legionella Risk Assessment of Commercial Hot and Cold Water Systems

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Pre-requisite/entry requirements

Learners wishing to undertake this training and assessment must have undertaken one of the following routes of entry:

Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Meeting the risk assessment requirements of the Fourth Edition Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) and associated Technical Guidance Document HSG 274 Part 2.
  • The course material is immensely focused around BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality - Risk Assessments for Legionella Control - Code of Practice (the highest industry standard).
  • Understanding of a procedure to follow throughout the risk assessment.
  • Understanding of how a risk assessment template might be drawn up or developed.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Significant improvement in the way the written scheme and the attitudes of management are appraised.
  • Training and assessment by a reputable provider in the industry and by trainers very experienced in legionella risk assessment.
  • Reduced risk of the moral / legal / financial implications associated common place unsuitable and insufficient risk assessment.
  • Learners are able to mix with like-minded individuals and share thoughts on best practice and experiences.

What you will learn

Topics discussed include:

  • The need for risk assessment.
  • Preparation and scope.
  • Determining risk.
  • Appraisal of management.
  • Appraisal of safe design / operation.
  • Appraisal of maintenance / monitoring / inspection.
  • System survey.

The material delivered will not include a description of how hot and cold water systems should be designed, operated, maintained and managed - this course assumes you have prior knowledge and is focused on the process of risk assessment and competent auditing of the systems and structures in place to control legionella.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under the City and Guilds Accredited Scheme.

How is this training delivered?

  • Learning will come in a classroom environment in the form of trainer delivery of slides, individual and group workbook exercises, videos, trainer activities and video walkthrough of an example commercial hot and cold water system showing a how a system survey can be performed.

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
£510.00 + £21.00 certification

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N.B. Places = Places left

Start dateStart dateEnd dateLocationExc. VATInc. VATPlaces left 
08/02/2022Tue 08 Feb 2022Wed 09 Feb 2022 Derby £510.00£612.00 5+
24/05/2022Tue 24 May 2022Wed 25 May 2022 Swindon £510.00£612.00 5+

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