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

Course code: WS2R

Course overview

A 1 day refresher course designed to update and refresh the learners’ existing knowledge and understanding of the subject. This course has been designed for those involved in legionella bacteria control within hot and cold water systems; namely managers, maintenance and monitoring engineers, risk assessors, designers etc.

This qualification is designed for learners with previous experience and knowledge of water systems, the HSE Approved Code of Practice (L8) Legionella Control, and HSG 274 Part 2.

Management of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water Systems (Refresher)

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Benefits of attending for the learner

Greater understanding of technical information and practical skills required to facilitate greater:

  • Design
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Management

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with the Fourth Edition Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) and Technical Guidance Document HSG 274 Part 2.
  • 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

This course has been designed to reinforce and further develop understanding of:

  • Definition of hot and cold water systems
  • 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 and inspection programme for hot and cold water systems
  • Management pathway
  • Risk assessment
  • Schematics
  • WRAS / Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
  • Commissioning
  • Mothballing
  • Record

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment with a certificate of attendance from Develop Training.

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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