Legionella Training Courses

As the UK’s No.1 Legionella Training Courses Provider, we offer a broad range of accredited City and Guilds Accredited legionella training courses. Our legionella training meets a vast variety of roles and responsibilities, all adhering to ACoP L8.

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The UK’s No.1 Legionella Training Courses Provider

At HX Training, we offer a full range of legionella training courses to suit your professional and business needs, with a mix of e-learning solutions to on-site training using one of our highly experienced trainers. Need something more bespoke? Discuss your training requirement today. 

With over 35 years of experience in health and safety compliance training, we can offer high-quality training to new and experienced learners alike, with supportive and knowledgeable trainers of water hygiene offering a range of City and Guild Accredited Programmes.

All our courses cover the legislation surrounding legionnaires disease, including ACop L8 awareness training and HTM 04-01 so all our delegates leave our course confident to apply their knowledge and new skills safely.

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Legionella Training Courses

Hydro-X Training offers a range of Legionella disease training courses at various levels, from Legionella Awareness Training to Legionella Operative and Responsible person training:

This Legionella training is suitable for anyone who is involved in water hygiene systems or may be exposed to aerosols from water systems

Suitable for those who may go on to a Legionella Responsible/Deputy Responsible Person or a Legionella Duty holder. 

This Legionella training course with cooling towers is suitable for anyone looking to be a Responsible Person whilst working with high-risk cooling towers/systems

For those who work with hot and cold water systems (TMVs), with a background understanding of Legionella Disease. A suitable training course for maintenance staff or Responsible Persons requires deeper knowledge. 

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The legislation covered in our Legionella courses 

All our accredited Legionella training courses cover all the essential legislation so you have a full understanding of the legal side of water management, including ACoP L8 Compliance, HSG 274 Guidance and HTM 04 – 01

Why do you need to complete an ACoP L8 Course? 

The ACoP L8 (Approved Code of practice (ACoP) L8) is the UK’s primary legionella bacteria control document, approved by HSE. It offers guidance on controlling the bacteria in water systems. 

The ACoP is supported by HSG274 which provides additional guidance and practical advice on the control in different areas of the water hygiene industry regarding Legionella.   

These pieces of guidance work in conjunction with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances  Hazardous to Health 2002. 

ACoP L8 as a piece of guidance isn’t compulsory to follow, however, it is important to be aware that ACoPs have special legal status:

“If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Code, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a Court will find you at fault.”

Choose from 4 learning types for ACoP L8 Training

Why choose HX Training for Legionella Training Courses?

Quality

Accredited by City & Guilds. Taught by industry professionals & experienced trainers who are experts in their field.

Value for money

Receive your certificates at no extra cost! All of our courses include accreditations in the price.

Availability

Have flexibility with your training with a dedicated course and a vast number of course dates to choose from.

Variety

Choose from virtual, blended, on-site and classroom learning across a range of industries.

What is Legionnaires Disease and how can you get it?

Legionnaires disease is a form of lung disease that can range from a severe form of pneumonia to the milder Pontiac fever, which is caused by the water bourne bacteria Legionella. This disease is easily spread into man-made water systems, including cooling towers and pipes. 

At the correct temperatures, Legionella bacteria can multiply very quickly, and furthermore are easily spread through droplets (aerosols) in the air, with common sources including spa pools and hot & cold water systems.

Whilst Legionella disease isn’t contagious between humans it is easily spread through infected water systems. Doing a Legionella Training course with Hydro-X will cover risk management and how to become a competent person maintaining water systems and minimising the risk of Legionnaires Disease. 

Why choose Online Legionella Training?

All of the Legionella courses available at Hydro-X Training have an online option, providing the same level of expert knowledge a face to face trainer offers, without having to travel to a training centre.

Our bespoke live virtual training environment allows the learner to interact with the training and get any questions answered directly by the trainer whilst still offering the same City and Guilds Accredited Programme.

Do you legally need a legionella training course?

There is no legal requirement to comply with the Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 and HSG 274. In the same way, the law does not state to comply with the Highway Code. Therefore, it is not a legal requirement to go through a legionella training course.

Although you don’t legally need to take a legionella training course, you must be able to prove your understanding of your legal responsibilities. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate level of knowledge to be competent to do the job required. It is nearly impossible to be able to show this without having the training to ensure you reach those levels. Furthermore, the ACoP L8 guidelines, issued by the HSE, mention the need for regular refresher courses.

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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.

Bespoke training, tailored to you and your companies needs

As one of the leading health, safety and compliance training providers, HX Training have successfully delivered on-site courses to thousands of delegates across the UK.

Our experienced trainers give an accomplished level of knowledge to guarantee a strong success rate, involving both practical and theoretical elements to guarantee you get the most out of training with us.

A majority of our courses are City and Guilds Accredited. Additionally, we are an Accredited IOSH Training Provider, so you are assured delegates leave with quality skills and knowledge they can apply within the workplace.

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HX Training are able to provide a broad range of courses that suit your legal and compliance requirements. By using educational research and practices, we are able to deliver the best quality training. We can tailor any of the below courses to suit your business requirements. If you have 5 delegates or more who need to take a course, we can deliver this to you, anywhere within the UK!

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.

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

Quality courses at your convenience

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.