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Legionella Awareness

Legionella Awareness

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This Legionella Awareness online training course is designed to raise awareness of the dangers associated with the spread of Legionella. It will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage and control the risks associated with Legionella, and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment to keep your workplace compliant.

Course Duration: Approx 35 minutes

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia and it can often be fatal.

It can be contracted when exposed to Legionella, a bacterium naturally found in freshwater environments, like lakes and streams. The bacteria can grow and easily spread to human-built hot and cold water systems like cooling towers, hot tubs, fountains, hot water tanks and large, complex plumbing systems, becoming a health concern for anyone who is exposed to the bacteria. If the bacteria is left to spread, the health implications for humans can be severe.

This Legionella Awareness training course explores what Legionella is and where it grows, the control measures that can be put in place to limit the spread of the bacteria and how to conduct a legionella risk assessment. The course also covers legionnaire’s disease and explains the laws and regulations that apply to Legionella, for example the health and safety executives approved code of practice L8 (ACOP l8)

This online training will take approx 35 minutes to complete, and has no expiry date. Once you complete the course you will have immediate access to your free, downloadable certificate.

This course works well with our health and safety in the workplace online course.


Course Content

Legionella AwarenessWhat is Legionella and where does it grow?, Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever, Duty Holders' responsibilities and preventative measures, Approved code of practice L8, Conducting a risk assessment for Legionella Specifically

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Who should take this Legionella Awareness online course

The course is aimed at duty holders, managers or employers responsible for health & Safety in the workplace.

It is the duty holders’ responsibility to provide the relevant safety training, conduct risk assessments, prevent the growth and spread of Legionella in the water systems and implement adequate safety at work measures and management systems to reduce the health risks associated with the bacteria, while being compliant with the law.

Examples of water systems that duty holders may be responsible for:

  • Cooling systems
  • Misting devices for food production
  • Showers and water fountains
  • Sprinklers and hose reels
  • Vehicle washers
  • Spa pools and hot tubs
  • Hot and cold water systems like taps

Aims and learning outcomes 

By the end of this course, learners should gain the following:

  • An understanding of the dangers associated with Legionella
  • Awareness of the hazardous environmental conditions that promote growth and transmission of bacteria
  • Knowledge of the legal duties, legislations and regulation frameworks that are in place to manage the spread of Legionella
  • The correct way to conduct a risk assessment specifically for Legionella
  • A thorough understanding of how to control and manage the risks associated with bacteria

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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