Legionella Awareness Training

(HXT-W01)

Our Legionella Awareness Training Course is designed for individuals involved in any form of Legionella or water hygiene control activities. Includes ACoP.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme

Legionella Awareness Training
(HXT-W01)

City & Guilds Accredited Programme

Our Legionella Awareness Training Course is designed for individuals involved in any form of Legionella or water hygiene control activities. Includes ACoP.

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Legionella Awareness Course Overview

Legionella Awareness Training Courses are for anyone involved in legionella bacteria control in hot and cold water systems. However, who do not have an overall responsibility. This is because L8 Awareness Training is the most basic training requirement of the ACoP L8.

Throughout the course, we help candidates to understand the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Additionally, candidates know how to implement actions to minimise the risk and control measures.

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Course Information

  1. Health and safety
  2. Case studies
  3. Legionella bacteria
  4. Illnesses, symptoms and susceptibility
  5. Routes of transmission
  6. Medical aspects
  7. Conditions that favour proliferation
  8. Forms of aerosol generation
  1. Introduction to ACoP L8 and HSG 274
  2. Importance of management pathway
  1. Introduction to the risk assessment
  2. Importance of the written scheme
  3. Systems that represent a reasonably foreseeable risk
  4. Inspection and monitoring of hot and cold water systems
  • How legionella bacteria enter water systems and how we may contract legionnaires’ disease
  • Understand legionella bacteria
  • Legionella illnesses, symptoms and susceptibility
  • Routes of transmission
  • Understand pneumonia and legionella’s impact within the lung
  • Know conditions that Legionella favour for proliferation
  • Understand aerosol generation
  • The basics behind the ACOP L8 and HSG 274
  • The importance of management pathway
  • Know the basics behind a Legionella Risk Assessment
  • The importance of the written scheme
  • Know the systems that represent a reasonably foreseeable risk
  • Inspection and monitoring of hot and cold water systems

At the end of the legionella training, each delegate undertakes a multiple choice assessment. This consists of 20 questions with 15 correct answers achieving a pass grade (75%).

If you are taking the Virtual Classroom course, assessments will be completed online to enable faster processing of results and certification.

On successful completion of this Legionella Awareness Training you will receive a City and Guilds Accredited Programme Certificate.

A digital certificate will be made available to download. This is usually available within 48hrs of successfully completing this course.

Paper copies of certificates can be supplied subject to a small administration fee.

This will need renewing every 2 years.

Who is our Legionella Awareness Training Course suitable for?

This Legionella Awareness Training Course is suitable for:

  • anyone involved in water system hygiene control
  • anyone who may be exposed to aerosols created from water systems
  • experienced staff who have not undergone Legionella Awareness Training for several years and require a refresher

E-learning: Our City and Guilds Online Legionella Training Course is designed for persons with MINIMAL exposure to Legionella control. Essentially, it is for those who require the lowest acceptable level of training. Please note that the City and Guilds certificate received will specify that this course is for housekeeping and cleaning staff.

LIVE Virtual Classroom and On-site Training: : This course has been designed for anyone involved in water system hygiene control. As well as, users that can become exposed to aerosol created from water systems. It aims to introduce key aspects behind legionella bacteria control at the legally required basic level. Additionally, this course also acts as an effective refresher for those that have already completed Legionella training.

Why complete Legionella Awareness Training?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has guidelines (ACoP L8 and HSG 274) which specifically state that lack of training is a key causative factor in Legionella outbreaks. This then raises the importance and the need for Legionnaires disease awareness.

Why choose HX Training to deliver this ACoP L8 Course?

HX Training is the UK’s No.1 Legionella Training Provider and recognised Legionella specialist. We are the only training provider in the UK to offer both City & Guilds accredited LIVE virtual classrooms and e-learning legionella courses.

We deliver a wide range of Legionella courses (sometimes called ACoP L8 Courses or Water Hygiene Courses) for employees, managers, directors, and business owners. If you have responsibilities for managing or controlling the risks of legionella bacteria, we have you covered. Foremost, HX Training works hard to ensure you have all of the information you need to prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires disease.

All of our Legionella courses comply with:

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Do I need Legionella Awareness Training?

Do you have the responsibility of working with water systems that could contain legionella bacteria? And therefore the responsibility of taking measures to prevent an outbreak of legionnaires disease? You must complete an appropriate ACoP L8 course and safety training to successfully undertake and perform your duties.

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Specialist Facilities at Our Training Centres

HX Training pride ourselves on innovatively and successfully delivering classroom courses to thousands of delegates at our nationwide venues. 

Our nationwide venues hold specialist, in-house facilities to aid your classroom experience. With our experience of 35 years in the sector, you can trust that we deliver tried and tested courses that infiltrate quality results outside of the training room.

Our classroom courses incorporate: trainer explanation, a presentation, group discussion, videos, practical classroom exercise and breakout sessions. At HX Training Centre’s, our courses are hosted in spacious training rooms with refreshments and the opportunity to network if you wish.

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Our  courses are designed to meet the needs of candidates at all levels of technical competence and experience, including business owners and directors, landlords, facilities managers, technicians, duty holders and those appointed as the responsible person.

HX Training provide a broad range of courses that suit your legal and compliance requirements. By using the best educational research and practices, we are able to deliver learning in a way that works best for you. Our experienced trainers give an accomplished level of knowledge to guarantee a strong success rate to ensure you and your team gain an accredited certification at the end of the training.

Just see what our customers we have supplied training for and what our delegates have to say about HX Training.

Longest running health, safety and compliance training provider to offer this unique training offer

As one of the leading health, safety and compliance training providers within the UK, HX Training have innovatively and successfully delivered this method of unique, online training to thousands of delegates.

Instead of using Zoom or Microsoft Teams, our live virtual classrooms involve a tried and tested method of non-practical training course delivery that represents the best alternative to classroom training. HX Training offers the only City and Guilds approved and accredited live virtual classroom courses within the UK. Additionally, our online training covers different levels of compliance, which are suitable for any type of business.

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LIVE Virtual Classroom

Live virtual classroom means the trainer offers a learner-centered approach, similarly to a classroom course, to ensure delegates’ educational needs are met. All of the online training provides a live trainer, ready to answer your questions throughout. In addition, the online training courses include: trainer explanation, a presentation, videos, questions and answer session, and finished with a multiple choice assessment.

As a user friendly, alternative approach to classroom training, delegates will finish our online training with refined skills that they can successfully apply to their place of work. Furthermore, virtual learning is both cost and time effective for both businesses and employees.

With our experience of 35 years in the sector, you can trust that we deliver courses of the best quality. Just see what our customers we have supplied training for and what our delegates have to say about HX Training.

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Hydro-X training is proud to offer the UK's ONLY accredited modern Legionella Awareness E-learning course.

This Online Legionella Awareness Training Courses is suitable for:

  • Retail staff
  • Cleaners
  • Caretakers

If you are not sure that this is the correct course for you, please email us at training@hydro-x.co.uk or call on 01909 66 70 08 to discuss.

Our Online Legionella Awareness Course represents the lowest acceptable level of training to satisfy the requirements for appropriate training as noted in the ACoP L8 HSG724.

This course has been specifically designed for staff that have very little contact with water hygiene controls. Persons who DONOT HAVE ANY DIRECT RESPONSIBILTIY for water hygiene compliance, and who only complete simple compliance tasks routinely.

After you've purchased the course you will immediately receive an email confirming your enrolment in the course. This email will also provide you with a link to login to our E-learning Dashboard to access your course.