Legionella Training

Legionella Training and Legionnaires Disease Awareness Course

Waterman Environmental Group has over 15 years of providing comprehensive Legionella Training Courses that cover all aspects of ACoP L8 (Fourth edition) / HSG274 / HTM 04-01 compliance. These courses include Legionella Awareness training, Responsible Persons training, Hot and Cold Water Systems training, Legionnaires’ Disease awareness and prevention.

Our training courses help you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and to give you the skills to develop the systems and working practices you need to be safe and compliant. Our courses will give you enough knowledge to help you make confident, informed choices in the on-going control of Legionella.

Management Responsibilities, Training & Competence

Why Do You Require Legionella Awareness Training?
The UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in their Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 (Fourth edition) Legionnaires’ disease. The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems & HSG274 states that:

“The responsible person(s) appointed to implement the control measures and strategies should be suitably informed, instructed and trained and their suitability assessed. Regular refresher training should be given and the responsible person(s) should have a clear understanding of their role and the overall health and safety management structure and policy in the organisation.”

Paragraph 18. Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 (Fourth edition).

“Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication can be contributory factors in out breaks of legionnaires’ disease. It is important that those people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.”

Paragraph 16. Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 (Fourth edition).

ACoP L8 / HSG274 requires all “responsible people” to be suitably trained in Legionella awareness. Equipping key personnel with the correct skills to match their level of responsibility is essential for the safe, legal and effective management of water systems.

Our Trainers

Will Crawford

Compliance Manager

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety’ TechIOSH MWMSoc

Ross Black

Technical Director

Authorising Engineer - City & Guilds MWMSoc

Tim Worthington

National Contracts Manager

Authorising Engineer - City & Guilds MWMSoc

Our Legionella Training Courses

Legionella Awareness: Hot & Cold and Other Risk Water Systems
4 Hours / 2-12 people

This Legionella Awareness training course is an introduction to the control of Legionella bacteria in hot & cold water and other risk water systems, and the rules and safety regulations, inline with ACoP L8 (Fourth edition) & HSG274, Parts 2 & 3.

Legionella Awareness: Evaporative Cooling Systems
4 Hours / 2-12 people

This Legionella Awareness training course is an introduction to the control of Legionella bacteria in Evaporative Cooling water systems, and the rules and safety regulations, inline with ACoP L8 (Fourth edition) & HSG274, Part 1.

Legionella Management: Hot & Cold and Other Risk Water Systems
1 Day / 2-10 people

This Legionella Management training course provides an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Duty Holder and the Appointed Responsible (Competent) Persons. It covers the background knowledge on how to effectively manage Legionella inline with ACoP L8 (Fourth edition) & HSG274, Parts 2 & 3.

Legionella Management: Evaporative Cooling Systems
1 Day / 2-8 people

This Legionella Management training course provides an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Duty Holder and the Appointed Responsible (Competent) Persons. It covers the background knowledge on how to effectively manage Legionella inline with ACoP L8 (Fourth edition) & HSG274, Part 1.

Water Hygiene Awareness in Healthcare: Hot & Cold Water Systems as per HTM 04-01
1 Day / 2-12 people

This Water Hygiene Awareness training course is an introduction to the control of Waterborne Pathogens (e.g. Legionella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa), Backflow Protection and Cross Contamination in hot & cold water in Healthcare Premises, inline with HTM04-01, Parts A, B & C.

Water Hygiene Management in Healthcare: Hot & Cold Water Systems as per HTM 04-01
2 Days / 2-10 people

This Legionella Management training course provides an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Duty Holder and the Appointed Responsible (Competent) Persons. It covers the background knowledge on how to effectively manage Water Hygiene in Healthcare Premises, as per HTM 04-01, Parts A, B, C & D08.

Legionella Refresher Training Updates
2 Hours / 1-20 people

This is a refresher course provides the latest updates to relevant legislation, regulation & guidance, such as COSHH, L8 (Fourth edition) & HSG274. 

Bespoke Training

We can offer all types of training for various types of water systems, including Closed Systems (e.g. Heating, Chilling), Water Treatment Systems (e.g. Chlorine Dioxide, Ozone, Water Softening) etc.

Contact us and we will be able to provide you with a Bespoke Training Programme for your need.

Project Learning

Our team of experts has extensive knowledge and skills through study and practice over years of experience.

If you require advice and training on a Project, contact us and we will be able to provide you with a Project Training Programme for your need.

Our Training Facilities

Training Room 1

Capacity - 24 Trainees

Training Conference Room

Capacity - 100 Trainees

The Hub

Break Out Area & Refreshments

We can also carry out our Training Courses at client premises if required. Please contact us if you have any queries.