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Legionella Awareness


The Legionella Awareness training course ensures your organisation meets the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and guidance for Legionnaires disease, and the control of Legionnaires bacteria in water systems.

Legionnaires disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and although the disease can affect anyone, those with weak immune systems, older people or people with existing illnesses or health issues, are more susceptible to the disease.

Learners will leave this course with a thorough understanding of their responsibilities and how to manage the risks associated with Legionnaires disease.

Outline and content

Our legionella awareness training is a half-day course, delivered via virtual classroom or face-to-face classroom by one of our qualified trainers.

During the legionella awareness course, you will cover the following modules:

  • An introduction to Legionella and what it is.
  • Discussion of Legislation – the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, COSHH, ACoP L8 HSG 274 Part 2.
  • Illnesses caused by legionella bacteria and how these are contracted.
  • Risk areas/sources where legionella bacteria can thrive.
  • How to minimise and manage risks.
  • Responsible person’s responsibilities and required documentation.

As this course has been designed by us, if you have any special requirements then we can tailor the course content to suit your company's needs.


Learners should familiarise themselves with the HSE Guidance L8 "The control fo Legionella bacteria in the water systems" and their own workplace Legionella control procedures.

Course length

The duration of our legionella awareness training course is half a day.

There is a recommendation of a maximum of 14 people per course.


No formal assessment is required.


Learners will receive a certificate of attendance.

Download our course brochure and explore our range of:


  • IOSH training
  • NEBOSH training
  • Health, safety and wellbeing training

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