Envex: Legionella Responsible Person

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Legionella Responsible Person

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Employers and those who control premises with any type of hot/cold water services must identify and assess sources of risk; prepare a scheme for preventing or controlling the risk; implement, manage and monitor precautions; keep records   and appoint a person who is managerially responsible. This is all laid out to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 in the Health and Safety Commission’s ACoP L8 Legionnaires’ Disease: The Control of legionella bacteria in Water Systems.

A responsible person with sufficient knowledge and experience of the system should be nominated to manage the control scheme effectively. The responsible person also ensures that work carried out by contractors (water treatment or other work) is to the required standards. If several people are made responsible persons, for example to cover shift-work patterns, everyone must know what they are responsible for and how they fit into the overall   management of the system.

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’. Successful completion of this course the delegate can be   regarded as a competent person.

Who is this course for?

Suitable for those appointed to carry out the control measures and strategies and requiring training to a standard which ensures that tasks are carried out in a safe, technically competent manner.

Local authorities, universities, schools; military installations, housing associations, property companies, charities, hostels, landlords renting in the private sector, managing agents; hoteliers, bed & breakfast, guest houses, holiday camp owners, caravan, camping, site owners, cruise ships.


To provide the delegate with:

  • Necessary knowledge, information and training to personnel enabling them to be  competent in the managing the risk on legionella.
  • To use case studies to highlight problem areas and consolidate learning.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the training programme the delegate will be able to:

  • Understand where duties and responsibilities are as set out in the ACoP L8
  • Review the types of water systems and their potential for legionella
  • Describe the conditions required to allow legionella to proliferate within a water system
  • Understand how to  quantify risk and the importance of identifying people who may be more affected by legionella and those who could be more vulnerable
  • How to plan, record and report on risk assessments
  • Recommend suitable controls to eliminate/control risks
  • Know how to monitor and review the assessments

Who should attend?

  • Personnel  designated as the responsible person for the management of water systems
  • Managers overseeing  water hygiene contractors
  • Maintenance  personnel and health and safety personnel looking to become competent in        legionella control
  • Facilities Managers

Programme Outline

  • Facts about legionella and Legionnaires’ disease
  • Understanding ACoP L8 The control of legionella bacteria in water systems
  • The impact of failing to conform
  • Assessment of systems at risk Domestic (Hot and Cold) water systems
  • Cooling towers & heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
  • Other water systems (showers, spas, jacuzzis, fountains, humidifiers)
  • Planning for and conducting risk assessments
  • Choosing a method for the risk assessments – BSRIA system
  • Designing and implementing the written scheme
  • Record keeping, monitoring and management of the systems, after the risk assessment
  • Management and control of contractors
  • Practical element to the course is to complete a sample risk assessment




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

Course dates:

Please phone 01633 626444 for dates. In-house courses: Date, time and venue specified by you.


1 day


£750 + VAT. Maximum no. of delegates is 8

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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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