Online Legionella Awareness Training Course
This course is suitable for duty holders and responsible persons for health and safety of buildings with water systems of any size. This includes employers, self-employed and people who control water systems.
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.
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Legionella Testing Kit FAQs
What water systems should be tested?
- Drinking water (including water dispensers and coffee machines)
- Hot and cold water systems
- Care Homes
- Healthcare premises
- Water heaters
- Dental units
- Swimming pools
- Spa baths
- Cooling towers
- Eye showers
- Eye wash units
- Water fountains
- Vending machines
- Closed water systems
Who is this DIY Legionella testing kit for?
The DIY test kit is best suited for those who wish for non-intrusive testing of water in areas such as Doctors surgeries or Dental practices. You may also wish to have testing or sampling carried out at home. Alternatively if you’re working on a budget, then this is a great way to reduce costs by undertaking the sampling yourself. Removing the need for water hygiene specialists visiting to perform the sampling for you. Our test kit comes with easy to use instructions with full customer support if required.
How long does it take for the results from the lab?
We will start analysing your water sample as soon as we receive the bottles. The legionella bacteria culture test tasks at least 10 days to confirm results.
Can I mix samples?
It is recommended that you use one sample bottle for each sample point. Do not mix samples from more than one tap as this will dilute positive results and gives no indication of what outlet or area is affected. May companies provide sampling at low prices with this formula. It is not recommended and often becomes more expensive should you have a positive result, you will need to pay for more samples.
How much water should I take for the samples?
The bottle must be full, with at least 250ml of water to undertake the test. Refunds will not be offered where minimum sample requirements are not met.
What is the shelf life of this testing kit?
When it comes to testing water, time is of the essence! Once the sample is put into your sample bottle, we have 24 hours to get the test to our laboratories for testing. Any longer and this can make for inaccurate readings.
Does this kit test for all types of Legionella?
Yes! All types of legionella specifies are tested for with our legionella test kit.
How do I know what the results mean?
uRisk is a water hygiene specialist, so unlike many other water testing service providers we are not just a laboratory we’re water hygiene consultants, and therefore can explain what your results mean, and what the next actions are to remove the bacteria from your water system. You can find simple, easy to read result explanations with your sample report. And should you receive a positive result please do not panic, uRisk offers disinfection and chlorination services for legionella when detected.