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.
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 our course includes training, assessment, certification fees and a training manual based upon the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance.
WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?’
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the inhalation of small amounts or droplets of water containing Legionella. The disease is a fatal version of pneumonia, and the Legionella bacteria can thrive in all artificial cold and hot water systems.
Given the right conditions – favourable temperature, stored or recirculated water, water droplets; both dispersed and produced by aerosols, ‘food’ for the organism to grow in such as scale, sludge and rust – the bacteria can multiply rapidly and the potential for exposure increases. The bacteria adapts and multiplies quickly and can readily survive in both large and small water systems. Thus, the need for both preventive and control measures.
Learners undertaking the plumber and operator’s course should either hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or hold 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 Legionella Bacteria?
- Where and how does it multiply
- How is it spread and contracted?
- How to comply with 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.