Legionella Operative Training


During this Legionella Operative Training learners will gain an understanding of how to operationally manage and control the risk of legionella bacteria. Additionally, learn how to act to unforeseen situations to prevent Legionnaires disease.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme


Legionella Operative Training Overview

This Legionella Operative Training is ideal for learners who wish to develop skills for legionella control and maintenance in hot and cold water system. Furthermore, learners who wish to attend this Legionella Technical Operative Training should have a good level of industry experience or have taken a recognised Legionella Awareness Course.

Is This The Right Course For You?

This Legionella Technical Operative course is designed for staff that intend to routinely complete semiskilled tasks associated with controlling the risk of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems.

These could include such tasks as:

  • TMV servicing
  • Cold Water Storage Tank Inspections
  • Basic microbiological sampling
  • Inspection and cleaning of calorifiers
  • Expansion vessel purging

Those persons will typically be maintenance staff, but also may be Responsible Person or Deputy Responsible Person, who require deeper practical knowledge.

Benefits of attending this hot and cold water systems course:

1. Controlling the risk of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems
a) Introduction to the Risk Assessment
b) The importance of the Written Scheme
c) Areas that represent a reasonably foreseeable risk
d) Inspection/monitoring of hot & cold-water systems

2. The compliance requirements of hot and cold water systems
a) Temperature monitoring
b) Flushing
c) TMV maintenance & commissioning
d) Calorifier drain purging
e) Shower & spray tap cleaning, disinfections & descale

3. Hot and cold water systems issues
a) Problem solving issues within the water systems
b) Emergency procedures if required
c) Cleaning & disinfection of systems

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Benefits for the employer

  1. Compliance with the “L8 Fourth edition” code of practice and HSG 274 Technical Guidance
  2. More effective control of the risk associated with legionella bacteria
  3. Reduced risk of associated moral, legal and financial implications associated with prosecution for poor legionella control

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Course Information

  1. How legionella bacteria enter water systems and how we may contract legionnaires’ disease
  2. Understand legionella bacteria
  3. Legionella illnesses, symptoms and susceptibility
  4. Routes of transmission
  5. Understand pneumonia and legionella’s impact within the lung
  6. Conditions that legionella favour for proliferation
  7. Understand aerosol generation
  8. Basics behind ACOP L8 and HSG 274
  9. Importance of the management pathway
  10. Basics behind legionella risk assessment
  1. Importance of the written scheme
  2. Systems that represent a reasonably foreseeable risk
  3. Inspection and monitoring of hot and cold water systems
  4. Method of temperature monitoring
  5. Different methods of control used in water systems
  6. Requirements for a compliant cold water storage cistern
  7. Method of flushing little used outlets
  8. Where the water regulations apply
  9. Method of purging a calorifier drain
  10. Method of cleaning, disinfecting and descaling showers and spray taps
  1. Emergency procedures when a system goes out of control
  2. Method of cleaning and disinfecting of systems
  3. Specific requirements for TMV’s
  4. Requirement for inspection and cleaning of calorifiers
  5. Requirement for flushing of expansion vessels
  • The legislation: HSE ACOP L8 and HSG274 part 2
  • The role and duties of the Responsible Person and Duty Holder
  • The compliance requirements, including: Written Scheme (Control Scheme)
  • Problem solving issues within the water systems
  • Emergency procedures if required
  • Cleaning & disinfection of systems
  • Control measures of hot & cold-water systems
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Flushing little used outlets
  • TMV maintenance & commissioning
  • Calorifier inspection and drain purging
  • Showers and spray tap cleaning, disinfection and descale

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

Where facilities permit, assessment is completed online to enable faster processing of results and certification.

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

A digital certificate will be made available for you to download normally 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.

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