Awareness of Legionnaires' Disease Course
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On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally
underestimated. The disease is caused by the 'Legionella pneumophilia' bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of
In an attempt to help reduce these figures, this module has been developed by College working with partners Life Environmental Services. It has been designed to help
raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.
On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires' disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated
with the disease. The module also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance.
On completion of this course learners will be able to:
Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak
Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
Recognise the role of water handling system owners
Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
Identify higher risk water handling system
Areas covered include:
Welcome and Learning Objectives
An Introduction to Legionnaires’ Disease in Water Handling Systems
How do Legionnaires’ Outbreak Occur?
Legislation and Compliance
Water Handling Systems Owner’s Safety Responsibility
Water Handling Systems – Service Provider Responsibility and Opportunity
Legionella Risk System – Cooling Towers
Legionella Risk – Hot and Cold Water Systems
Photo Album and Summary
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you
This module is aimed primarily at those working with manufactured water handling systems or in an environment where water handling systems are used.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.