Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice (L8) gives specific information on the health and safety law that applies. In brief, general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 provide a broad framework for controlling the risk through a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 provide a framework of duties designed to assess, prevent or control the risks from hazardous substances, including biological agents such as legionella.
An essential elements of COSHH is the risk assessment.
Under general health and safety law, dutyholders including employers or those in control of premises, must ensure the health and safety of their employees or others who may be affected by their undertaking. They must take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella. They also need to either understand, or appoint somebody competent who knows how to identify and assess sources of risk, manage those risks, prevent or control any risks, keep records and carry out any other legal duties they may have.
Legionella awareness training:
History of legionella, the disease, legislative requirements, risk assessment, domestic water systems, cooling towers and misc. water systems.
What you will gain form the awareness training:
- a better understanding of what the disease is
- where you are most likely to contract the disease
- how you will contract the disease
- the role of the responsible person
- written scheme, what you need to know
Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance for the training and this will form part of the written scheme of control.
Please note – if the course does not have enough candidates, we may reschedule and alternative dates will be offered.
If you do not attend the course, the cost is not refundable as the course space cannot be rebooked by other people.