Downloadable PDF certificate upon successful completion.
A short course providing an awareness of Legionnaires Disease.
Multiple Choice Test
Easy to follow exam questions at the end of your training course.
Re-Test at any Time
If you fail, you have the opportunity to re-test until successful completion.
UR1-O: Online Legionella Awareness Training Course
This Legionella Awareness Training Course (Online) will help Duty Holders and Responsible Persons understand legionella background, medical aspects, knowledge of responsibilities and identifying risks, legionella control and management and record keeping needs, and understanding the importance of monitoring, reviewing and updating legionella risk assessments for water systems of any size.
This Legionella Awareness Training Course will cover legionella background, medical aspects, responsibilities and identifying risks, understanding control and management and record keeping needs, and understanding the importance of monitoring, reviewing and updating legionella risk assessment.
Upon completion of the course, you will understand what you need to do to minimise the risks of legionella bacteria in your water systems, so those who may be exposed to legionella risks are protected from harm.
4 Simple Steps
Step 1 - Order Course
Order your training course online and start immediately.
Step 2 - Training
Undertake your online training course in your own time.
Step 3 - Exam
Upon completing your training, you undertaken an exam.
Step 4 - Certificate
Downloadable PDF certificate upon successful completion.
About this Product
Aims of the Course
At the end of this course learners will:
- Understand background and medical aspects
- Have knowledge of responsibilities and identifying risks
- Understand control and management and record keeping needs
- Understand the importance of monitoring, reviewing and update legionella risk assessment
The end of course test is taken after you have read through all of your training course material. You will be asked to complete a multiple choice questionnaire, where you will be marked automatically so you will know instantly whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry, you can take the test as many times as you need with no further charge.
Online Legionella Awareness Training Course (Online) FAQs
Who should undertake this course online?
This legionella awareness course is suitable for duty holders and the legionella responsible persons for the health and safety of buildings with cold water systems of any size. This includes employers, self-employed and people who control cold water systems.
This legionella awareness course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to learn more about the health risks created by legionella bacteria, the legal responsibilities of duty holders and how to develop control measures, including risk assessments.
This legionella awareness course is written by the Approved Code of Practice L8 (HSG 274) and covers areas necessary in detail through the modules.
Companies have a legal duty to manage Legionella under the Health and Safety Executive’s code of practice. Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease and cause serious harm to people’s health. Therefore, leaders of every premise with a man-made water system must ensure that the system is free from bacteria, safe to use and regularly maintained.
Developed by James Whelan, chartered health and safety expert, this online legionella awareness course and certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand more about the health risks created by Legionella bacteria, the legal responsibilities of duty holders and how to develop control measures, including risk assessments.
Please note: These training courses consist of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own settings.
Designed in line with the following policies:
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Important note for non-UK learners: Although the legionella training courses reflect best practice principles and might be useful for learners outside the UK, please note that it is based solely on UK guidance and legislation. Please make sure you also adhere to relevant legislation applicable in your own country.
How often is legionella training required?
Legionella awareness training is recommended in the following situations:
- Fresher training where required
- Change of personnel
- The increased risk or lack of appropriate management
- If you are unsure of your duties
How long does the course take?
Everyone completes the course in different timeframes depending on their knowledge and experience levels. However, typically the online legionella awareness course is completed within 1-2 hours.
Can I start and stop the online training course?
Yes absolutely! You can log into our online portal at any time with your user login.
Will I be able to carry out legionella risk assessments after this course?
No, these training courses are aimed at Duty Holders and Responsible Persons to gain an awareness of their responsibilities for legionella control and management. The responsible person should appoint a competent person to undertake legionella risk assessments, remedial works, and monitoring tasks.
If you would like to undertake legionella risk assessments, remedial and plumbing works, and monitoring you will need to undertake further specialist training.
About the Certification
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a legionella awareness online training courses certificate via email on the same working day as completed. This certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and auditing.
All of our courses are CPD certification services as conform to universally accepted continuous professional development guidelines. Our legionella awareness course has achievable and relevant safety learning outcomes.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is every 2 years.
What courses do uRisk provide?
uRisk provides a range of legionella awareness courses. These start from as little as £35.00+VAT for online courses. We also provide classroom training and on-site training, which is considered the most detailed and useful training as you will experience both practical and theory-based training by the legionella guidelines, and demonstrated how to apply it to your premises to prevent legionnaires disease.
What is Legionella Bacteria?
Legionella bacteria causes legionnaires disease outbreaks, meaning legionella awareness, is one of the main ways to ensure that legionnaires disease outbreaks are kept in check. Both initial and refresher training in legionella awareness can help prevent the spread of legionnaires disease.
Why is a Legionella Awareness Training Course Important?
Legionella bacteria and cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise in the UK. Cases usually peak between July and September. Warmer weather makes it easier for the deadly waterborne legionella bacteria to grow. Although Legionnaire’s disease is usually easily treated with antibiotics, it can lead to long-term health problems and even death.
Legionella bacteria grow in large numbers in warmed water systems that remain idle for long periods of time. This is why buildings with large and more complex water systems, such as hotels, hospitals, office blocks, schools and other large buildings are most at risk of Legionella infection.
For more information, take a look at our article What is Legionnaires’ disease, which explains what legionella is, introduces UK legislation in regard to legionella and explains how legionella awareness training can help you to minimise legionella risks in your workplace.
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.