Posted on Oct 6th 2016.
Legionella is a bacteria that contaminates water and if inhaled can cause legionnaires disease which is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Any man-made water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can grow. This is why Legionella risk assessments and Legionella awareness training are imperative to identify, prevent and control risks.
Wurkplace offers a RoSPA approved online Legionella awareness course consisting of 6 modules:
Employers and landlords (commercial and residential) are responsible for health and safety including reducing the risk of Legionella exposure. You need to decide where you are competent enough to carry out a risk assessment, or whether you should enlist the help of an external source.
If at any point you identify a risk that cannot be prevented, you must create and implement control measures.
This should entail:
If you have 5 or more employees it is your legal duty to keep a record of any findings. If you have less than 5 staff it is not imperative but it is best practice.
Wurkplace’s online Legionella awareness training courses are £65 + VAT. There is a free trial option so you can try before you buy and if you do decide to buy, there are bulk discounts available. Find out more here.
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