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Course overview

Skills Training Group’s Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment Operatives course in Glasgow 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Modules breakdown

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.

Some of our clients who trust us with their training:

Our trainer, Glenn Wilson.

Other Information

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.

Training Manuals

Learners will be given a Legionella Training Manual on the first day of their course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring the following with you to your course:

  • One passport-sized photograph (if not already sent)
  • Formal ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations.
  • For those undertaking the manager and supervisors course, no proof of certificates is required

How do I book?

Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is your course accredited?

Our course is accredited by LCL Awards, a leading building services accreditation body.

Does my course need to be accredited?

You would need to be able to produce proof of competence if there was any HSE or insurance incident. Self-certificated courses may not demonstrate proper competence, whereas a properly accredited course will demonstrate this. From a marketing perspective to your clients they will want assurance that you're properly accredited to complete legionella assessments.

Will you show me how to complete a risk assessment?

Yes, we will show you how to complete legionella risk assessments.

Are legionella risk assessments mandatory?

As mandated by applicable health and safety laws, landlords of domestic and rental properties are legally expected to access their premises for any possible health risk arising from the exposure of legionella. However, nowhere is it explicitly directed that the assessment be in-depth or thorough.

How can I make money with legionella risk assessments?

Letting agents, landlords and property managers often require legionella risk assessments. Contacting them is an almost sure way of getting business. Also, landlords may be more receptive to the idea of a Legionella risk assessment when you combine it with a Landlord’s Gas Safety Certification or an EPC at a discounted fee. Landlords will be happy to oblige to a double inspection in a single visit, as it will save them both time and money.

How much can I charge for a legionella risk assessment?

The cost of a Legionella risk assessment will depend primarily on the size of the property and the water service system. The typical range for residential apartments is £50 to £100. The cost for commercial properties such as a small dental practice will begin from £200, while medium-sized commercial properties like a care home can cost from £500.

I'm only looking for an overview of legionella, are there any courses for me?

The supervisors and managers course will provide a theoretical overview of legionella.

Our locations

Paisley Training Academy

Just a 10-minute walk from both Paisley Gilmour Street train station and the St James’ train station and a 5-minute drive from Glasgow airport, our Paisley centre is convenient to attend. Free parking is also available on-site.

DALGETY BAY TRAINING ACADEMY

Our Dalgety Bay Training Academy provides free onsite parking and is just a 10-minute walkfrom Dalgety Bay train station.