Envex: Legionella Awareness

Course Title:

Legionella Awareness

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Certificated by Envex / RSA



Awareness of legionella and the potentially serious effects of Legionnaires’ disease have grown in recent years, often fuelled by the publicity from the major outbreaks, which have led to prosecutions under the Health & Safety at Work Act. For organisations of all types, it has become more important that individuals understand their legal duties and the serious consequences of a failure to comply with the law.

The L8 ACoP sets out legislative obligations and states that those involved in legionella management: ‘should have such ability, experience, instruction, information, training and resources as to allow them to carry out their tasks’.

This course will help support the competence of those who are given legionella responsibilities.

The course is accredited by Envex with an attendance certificate.


The aim of this course is to develop delegates’ awareness of legionella management.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the training the attendee will:

  • Understand the main consequences of exposure to legionella
  • Understand the main requirements of the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8 and the importance of compliance
  • Understand the principles of risk control from design to on-going management with a focus on domestic hot and cold water systems.

Who should attend?

Nominated Responsible Persons or Deputy Responsible Persons.

Maintenance staff, caretakers, building and facilities managers or others given the responsibility for the control of legionella or managing or working with contractors who provide water treatment services.

Auditors who need to have an appreciation of requirements for managing legionella for domestic hot and cold water systems.

This course is a refresher for existing Responsible Persons or may be considered an introductory course for new Responsible Persons or their deputies. For site Responsible Persons for old or complex buildings, you should consider a full 1 day Responsible Person course.

No. of delegates – 12 maximum

Programme Outline

  • What is legionella, how you can become exposed and what the potential health effects are
  • What populations or people are most at risk of infection
  • An outline of the legislation and standards for controlling legionella including the Approved Code of  Practice and Guidance L8 Legionnaires ‘Disease: Control of legionella bacteria in water systems
  • A definition of what types of water systems may become ‘at risk’
  • An overview of the risk assessment process and what to expect or look for from risk assessments or reviews
  • An overview of the control options for managing risk and a typical ‘written scheme’ for a domestic hot and cold water system
  • Guidance on water sampling – do you need it and what is important
  • Practical guidance on what tasks can be done in-house.


Introductory / Refresher


At the client’s premises or an agreed off-site location (subject to agreed costs)

Course dates:

Please phone +44(0) 1933 626444 for dates. In-house courses: Date, time and venue specified by you.


Half day (4 hours)


£500 + VAT

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Adamson’s Laboratory Services Limited (ALS-Envex)
The Old Church,
31 Rochester Rd.,
Kent ME20 7PR
Tel: +44(0)1622 717700
Email: enquiries@als-envex.co.uk
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