Course type: Classroom & Workshop
Estimated course length: 1 Day
Certificate expiration: 5 year(s)
Cost: £200 + VAT
Skills Training Group’s Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment Operatives course is designed for installers who carry out work on water supply systems within residential properties, enabling them to understand the requirements of the ACoP document L8, HSE guidance, British Standards and Water Regulations.
With the increased publicity surrounding recent outbreaks of Legionnaires, effective water treatment is of paramount importance to those carrying out installation and maintenance of hot and cold-water supply systems.
The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a training manual based upon the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Legionnaires disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).
Learners undertaking the plumber and operator’s course must hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or have previous plumbing experience (normally a minimum of 2 years) and a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations.
Learners undertaking the supervisors and managers course do not require any formal qualification however they should have a good understanding of water systems and current best practice legislation.
DO I NEED THIS COURSE?
The Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment course is designed for operatives who carry out work on water supply systems within residential properties.
Legionella training for operatives is primarily aimed at domestic and small commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers. On completion of the course the installer will be able to undertake risk assessments and carry out disinfection using a range of methods including bleach, chlorine and silver hydrogen peroxide.
The course covers:
- The background to Legionnaires Disease
- What is the Legionella Bacteria?
- Where and how does it multiply
- How is it spread and contracted?
- How to comply to the law
- Duties, obligations and records
- Assessing risk
- Controlling and reducing risk
- Methods of Treatment
- Prevention and disinfection
- Record keeping
Operatives will have to complete a practical and written assessment, including a multiple-choice paper. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued with the LCL Awards Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment certificate.