Introductory Legionella Training
The bacteria multiply where temperatures are between 20-45°C and nutrients are available. The bacteria are dormant below 20°C and do not survive above 60°C. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, contracted by inhaling airborne water droplets containing viable Legionella bacteria
Awareness of Legionella and the potentially deadly effects of Legionnaires’ disease has grown rapidly in recent years. With several major outbreaks and high profile prosecutions under the Health & Safety at Work NI Order 1978 it’s now more important than ever that organisations and individuals understand their legal duties and the serious consequences of a failure to comply with the law.
Our Legionella awareness course has been developed as an introduction to the issues that surround Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, the history of the organism, current UK legislation, good practice procedures and a review of recent outbreaks. The course concludes with a short test of competence and an open discussion forum.
We offer this half day training course in-house for up to twelve delegates and tailor the content to be totally relevant to your working environment.