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Legionella Training

Legionella risk is not something to be taken lightly. If you own or occupy a commercial property, you have a legal obligation to ensure your workplace is safe. This includes water monitoring, testing, and potentially Legionella training for your employees.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our experienced team can provide Legionella consultation and training throughout Yorkshire and the UK. We’ll help raise awareness of the potential problems associated with Legionella and show your employees how to keep your water systems as safe as possible.

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Alternatively, if you’d like to learn more about Legionella training and our approach, continue reading below.

Legionella Risks

There are Legionella risks in any system where water is stored or distributed, including air conditioning systems, cooling towers, hot and cold water systems, and showers.

If Legionella bacteria are present in these systems, they can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People can become infected with Legionella bacteria if they breathe in small droplets of water (aerosols) contaminated with the bacteria.

Benefits of Legionella Training

Legionella training will help your employees identify the Legionella risks in your workplace in line with HSE’s guidelines and take appropriate action to control them.

The training will also help your employees to understand the importance of Legionella risk assessment and water testing, and how to carry out these activities effectively.

Training allows staff to competently manage the following aspects of Legionella control:

  • Managing basic Legionella risk assessments.
  • Planning maintenance and water system management, including contractor programmes.
  • Maintaining water systems by carrying out very basic maintenance like flushing the system.
  • Carrying out a weekly or monthly maintenance schedule between planned preventative maintenance.
  • Fulfilling the legal role of “Responsible Person”. Our Legionella responsible person training is perfect for delegating one specific member of staff to handle maintenance.

If your business is looking to learn more about Legionella, we can offer Legionella control training to help your team maintain the system. We also offer Legionella awareness training, helping to teach your team about the potential risks and seriousness of the bacteria and potential disease.

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What Is Covered in Legionella Training?

Though Legionella training can be tailored specifically to your needs, certain aspects will always be included. The purpose of the training is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Legionella, how it grows and spreads, and the measures that can be taken to control the associated risks. This  may include:

1. Biology and Epidemiology of Legionella

This covers the biology of the bacterium, how it is transmitted, and the factors that can contribute to its growth and spread in water systems.

2. Regulations and guidelines:

We’ll cover the regulations and guidelines in the UK related to Legionella, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), and the Approved Code of Practice L8.

3. Water systems and conditions suitable for Legionella growth

Participants will learn about the different types of water systems and the conditions that can contribute to Legionella growth, such as water temperature, stagnation, and the presence of biofilms.

4. Risk assessment

 Our trainers will explain how to conduct a Legionella risk assessment. This includes how to identify water systems, assess water temperature, evaluate storage and distribution systems, and identify populations that may be at risk.

5. Control measures

 Your employees will learn about the various control measures that can be implemented to control Legionella risks, such as regular water temperature monitoring, improved cleaning and maintenance practices, and the implementation of water treatment methods.

6. Record-keeping

Participants will learn about the importance of record-keeping in managing Legionella risks, including how to maintain accurate records of water temperature, maintenance and cleaning schedules, water quality testing, and staff training.

Legal Obligations Regarding Water Safety

If you’re in control of a business premises, then you have legal obligations regarding the control of Legionella.

The Health and Safety at Work  Act 1974 (HSWA) extends to Legionella and water systems. A water regulations course can help keep your employees up to standard, allowing them to help with the management of your premises.

The Approved Code of Practice: Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8) gives you a framework and plenty of practical advice.

Taking part in Legionella training online or in person is not always enough to ensure that your team can carry out compliant risk assessments. In most cases, it’s best to seek the help of a professional. 

Legionella Training Yorkshire: Our Services

Robinsons Facilities Services provides commercial Legionella training to businesses in Yorkshire and the UK. We can help you with water sampling, and assist you in creating a maintenance schedule and a risk assessment for your premises.

Our services include

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)

Avail of our most popular PPM contract and benefit from year-round maintenance for your commercial water systems from our expert team. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your water systems are safe and legally compliant. We can also help with Legionella awareness and Legionella training courses throughout the UK.

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Reactive Only Service

Prefer a more “on-demand” service? No problem at all. Just give us a call and we’ll send a certified team to your premises for all your Legionella control needs, including Legionella testing and training. We offer fast and efficient response times.

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Emergency Call Out

Need urgent Legionella control assistance? We also offer a 24-7-365 emergency call-out facility.

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Contact Robinsons Facilities Services -, your trusted Legionella training company serving Yorkshire and the entire UK. 

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Legionella Training FAQs

Legionella training involves growing the understanding of Legionella and helping staff who may be monitoring and managing cooling towers, condensers, or other water systems that are susceptible to Legionella

If you have water systems within your workplace, it’s a good idea to provide some form of Legionella awareness training. Anyone who will be involved in using the water systems should understand the risks.

This varies depending on the course, whether you are doing online training, and who the trainer is. Many of the courses can be completed in a matter of a few hours.

There aren’t specific regulations on how often to refresh the training, but every 2-3 years is a good idea for most employees. If you’re in a strategic role dealing with the water system, you may need more frequent refresher training.

Legionella training covers bacteria hazards, legal responsibilities, control measures, ways to manage risk, sampling, disinfection methods, and emergency procedures.

Legionella training can be done online, at a training facility or on-site at your business. Contact us to book your Legionella training today.

Robinsons Facilities Services provides Legionella training to businesses across the UK. So, get in touch to arrange Legionella training for your employees.

The cost of Legionella training courses typically starts at around £175+VAT per person but prices vary depending on the number of employees and training format. Contact our customer care team for a free quote.

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