Legionnaires' Awareness

This CPD approved Legionnaires’ Disease training has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the legionella bacterium. By completing this legionella awareness training online course learners will understand how outbreaks occur, the implications of a legionella outbreak and much more.

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Course Overview

Format

  • Intermediate
  • 30 Minutes to 1 Hour
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate

Accreditation

  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.

On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally underestimated. The disease is caused by the 'Legionella pneumophilia' bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of cases.

In an attempt to help reduce these figures, this legionella training module has been developed by Virtual College working with partners Life Environmental Services. It has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.

On completion of this legionella training, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires' disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease. The legionella training course also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance.

On completion of this Legionnaires' Awareness course learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak
  • Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
  • Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
  • Recognise the role of water handling system owners
  • Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
  • Identify higher risk water handling system

Legionella Awareness Training Online Course Lesson Plan

Areas covered in this online legionella awareness training course include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • An Introduction to Legionnaires’ Disease in Water Handling Systems
  • How do Legionnaires’ Outbreak Occur?
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Water Handling Systems Owner’s Safety Responsibility
  • Water Handling Systems – Service Provider Responsibility and Opportunity
  • Legionella Risk System – Cooling Towers
  • Legionella Risk – Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Photo Album and Summary

Accreditation

The content of this legionella training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this legionella awareness training course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

This legionella awareness training should take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the legionella course material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This legionella training online course is aimed primarily at those working with manufactured water handling systems or in an environment where water handling systems are used.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this legionella training online course.

You will learn

  • Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak
  • Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
  • Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
  • Recognise the role of water handling system owners

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Those working with manufactured water handling systems or in an environment where water handling systems are used

Legionnaires' Awareness FAQs

  • Do I need certification for legionella testing?

    A test certificate is not required. On completion of this legionella awareness training course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

    Learn more about legionnaires' awareness by clicking here.

  • How long does legionella awareness training last?

    This legionella awareness training should take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the legionella course material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

    Learn more here.

  • How often should you complete legionella awareness training?

    This course certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training or this type of course. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary, or commonly every 3 years.

    Learn more here.

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  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.