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.
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.
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.
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?
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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