Legionella

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Legionella is a type of bacteria which causes a group of diseases known as legionellosis, and causes  Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionella bacteria are common and can be found naturally in environmental water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs as well as man-made water systems including evaporative condensers, cooling towers and hot and cold water systems.

For this reason the ability to Risk Assess the Water Systems and associated Spa Pools and Swimming Pools in the Leisure Industry is vital to ensure customer safety.

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Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia as people can inhale this bacteria directly into the lung, either in tiny droplets of water (aerosols), or in droplet nuclei (the particles left after the water has evaporated) contaminated with legionella.

Initial symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include high fever, chills, headache and muscle pain. Patients may develop a dry cough and most suffer difficulty with breathing. It is thought around 12% of reported cases are fatal.

This qualification raises knowledge on how to control  legionella bacteria in line with requirements as outlined within the HSE Approved Code of Practice L8 document.

This course is ideal for the Leisure Industry and Hotels and any facilities that have spas, or pools where a potential risk is present.

Training Courses

Level 2 Award in Legionella Awareness (Hot and Cold Water Systems) (QCF)

This qualification is designed for learners who work in environments where legionella growth is a risk. It aims to raise awareness in order to prevent waterborne                                                       disease caused by legionella level-icon2bacteria. This qualification covers the health effects of Legionnaires’ disease, the control measures that should be in place to prevent it,              as well as the consequences for not complying with relevant legislation. In addition, this qualification contains a specialist unit covering the risks associated with               hot and cold water systems. This qualification is made up of two units: Unit 1: Principles of legionella awareness Unit 2: Understanding the risks associated with        legionella in hot and cold water systems

Level 3 Award in Legionella Control for Responsible Persons

This qualification is aimed at Responsible Persons of sites where legionella bacteria growth is a risk.level-icon3

It  is aimed at those either in the role of, or aspiring to be in the role of, Responsible Person relating specifically to the control of legionella on a site. It covers the             effects of legionella bacteria on the body and the impact an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease would have on a working site, how to identify and control the risks             associated with legionella bacteria, and how legislation and codes of practice can support its control. It is designed to enforce the importance of the Responsible Person with respect to ensuring competence of all operatives on the site.

 

 

 


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The CIEH Level 2 Awards have been designed to address training relevant to specific business environments.

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