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Online Legionella Training

 

Legionella bacteria can cause serious harm to an individual’s health if it is not adequately controlled and prevented. It is a requirement that water systems are carefully managed in order to reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease. Any premises with a humanmade water system should have a Legionella risk management programme in place, and within this, there should be training on how to best reduce the risk of Legionella.

 

Why Should You Offer Legionella Training?

Legionella training is a mandatory and essential part of any organisation’s Legionella risk management programme. As a training provider, being able to offer Legionella training to your clients is a crucial asset. This is because many of your clients will have obligations surrounding Legionella.

It is not a legal requirement for companies that may expose other people to Legionella to undergo training. However,  it is a requirement that they can prove their understanding of their legal responsibilities. Having employees complete Legionella training is an easy and hassle-free way for your clients to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of knowledge to reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease.

 

Who Is Legionella Training For?

This kind of training course is for anyone responsible for premises. This can include employers, employees, self-employed, landlords and letting agents. Landlords have an obligation to their tenants to be aware of all of the dangers of Legionella. As well as to undergo a risk assessment. Anyone who conducts a Legionella risk assessment or performs regular checks on water systems or cleans and treats water systems should complete Legionella training.

 

What Is Legionella Training?

Our Legionella Training is an interactive video-style course.  It suits the needs of all employers and staff. The training covers how to identify the dangers of Legionella. Furthermore, it also covers how to identify and assess various sources of risk from Legionella. Consequently, it also includes how to implement and manage a Legionella risk management programme for any premises.

 

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legionella online training

There are some medical conditions, diseases and health concerns which are such high risk that they have their own legislation. Legionnaires Disease is one such concern as the risks it poses can be devastating and it is within the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that specific guidelines are laid down for the management of Legionella. This legislation was further updated in 2001 by the HSE. The changes in 2001, known as L8, state explicitly that companies and building owners are legally obliged to manage legionella.

Our legionella online training is for employers and staff. It gives them the knowledge to identify the danger of legionella and how to risk assess for the bacteria, as well as managing and controlling it. Our legionella management course is available through our network of distributors.

What is Legionella and Why should you Worry about it?

Legionella bacteria lives in natural water systems but usually it poses no threat in this environment. Legionella becomes a problem when it grows in purpose-built systems where water temperatures are kept high. Systems such as hot and cold water systems, spa pools and cooling towers can be high risk. If you are not aware and do not understand the risks legionella poses then it isn’t managed correctly then an outbreak of Legionnaires disease could be your fault.

Managing and risk assessing your workplace for legionella is essential to avoid the chance of an outbreak which can be devastating and can even be fatal.

VideoTile provide interactive video based training courses and our Legionella Online Training is no different. We offer a Legionella Management course which helps learners recognise and respond to risk sources of the bacteria. It also goes over implementation and management techniques to limit the risk of Legionnaires Disease as much as possible.

Our extensive range of video-based online training courses cover many areas of health and safety. They help businesses work safely, compliantly and within the law.