Legionella Awareness Training


Around 250 people in the UK are diagnosed with Legionnaires disease each year, and although this can normally be treated with antibiotics, it can lead to long term health problems and even death. 

This course is designed to help users understand the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria. Additionally, this course is useful for those who are responsible for protecting an organisation from this kind of bacterial contamination.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • About Legionella bacteria, how it spreads and which illnesses and diseases it can lead to, including Legionnaires disease.
  • How to protect against the spread of Legionella bacteria and prevent an outbreak, including prevention stage administration such as risk assessments.
  • The legislation surrounding Legionella bacteria and your responsibilities towards compliance.

Course Contents

This course consists of two sections:

Section 1: Legionella bacteria

The first part of this course discusses Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires disease, a form of pneumonia caused by the bacteria. It includes identifiable symptoms of the disease, as well as who is most at risk, and how the bacteria is spread.

Section 2: preventing an outbreak

The second part of this course explains the conditions in which bacteria thrive, and how to remove those conditions to prevent the spread of Legionella. We also address who is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and recording bacteria control processes, and how to perform an appropriate risk assessment.

About the Course


The Legionella training course is designed to increase your understanding of the risks of Legionella bacteria, especially Legionnaires disease and the related health concerns, and how to prevent an outbreak.

Between 200 and 250 people in the UK receive a diagnosis for Legionnaires disease each year and, although it is treatable with antibiotics like other forms of pneumonia, it can cause long-term health problems and death. This course details what Legionella are, where they can be found, and the conditions in which they most easily multiply and spread, as well as who is responsible for controlling the risks of bacterial outbreaks, and how the associated tasks should be performed and recorded.


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