Legionella Awareness

The course takes a carefully structured look at the ACOP (L8) for Legionnaires Disease.

Course Description

The course takes a carefully structured look at the ACOP (L8) for Legionnaires Disease. Legionella bacteria can cause serious harm to people’s health if it is not managed and controlled. The course promotes awareness of legionella; how it is spread, how to control and symptoms of legionnaires disease. The course highlights the health risk caused by the legionella, identifying how a suitable risk assessment can be carried out to include appropriate control measures.


Half Day




This course is suitable for staff of all levels working in a situation where water systems are in use and being managed.


On completion of this course, delegates will receive a competency certificate.

Course Size

Maximum Course attendance is 12.

Typical Interest Groups

All that own or manage properties and have duties to tenants and public - or people who are designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers.

Course Objective:

Successful completion of the training program and assessment will enable candidates to:

  • Understand and define legionella
  • Understand how people develop legionnaires disease and how it affects health
  • Understand who is at higher risk of infection


  • Understand legal responsibilities regarding preventing and monitoring legionella.
  • From employers and employees’ perspective Identify and explore the environments where legionella bacteria are commonly found
  • Outline hazards in a water system e.g. temperature, flow


  • Know how to carry out a risk assessment to identify and control hazards
  • Awareness of control measures that can be used to reduce the risks from legionella


Make a Booking

To book a place on this course please call us on 01529 413347, email us at training@arionltd.co.uk or contact us using our online form below

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