Technical Training
Role of the Authorised Person
/ Water Safety Group

Formerly known as Legionella Training: Authorised Person

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Our course is accredited with CPD and recognised by ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group.


The training course is of vital interest for all individuals [typically referred to as the Authorised Person (AP)] who are operationally responsible for the management of water systems within the built environment i.e. managing the risk of Legionella.


The AP is required to be qualified, sufficiently experienced, and skilled to fully operate the service, including its maintenance. This role involves the maintenance of records, quality of service, and system safety (integrity). The AP oversees the routine testing of the water, storage, and distribution system. The AP establishes and maintains the roles and validation of CP's (Competent Persons), who may be employees or appointed contractors.

The course will provide the AP with a thorough understanding of the water safety risks and risk assessments, including key requirements for the operation, monitoring, and maintenance of water systems to control such risks.

Topics covered in the course will include:

  • Module 1: Water Safety Plan: Part 3.1 – Risk Assessment & Schematics
    - Scope of Risk Assessments and their Findings
    - Asset & System Identification Register
    - Schematic Drawings and Risk Assessment Reviews

  • Module 2: Water Safety Plan: Part 4.1 – Scheme of Control Measures
    - Risk Assessment Remedial Actions
    - Scheme of Control Measure & Monitoring
    - Sampling Plans

  • Module 3: Water Safety Plan: Part 4.2 – Standard Operations Procedures [SOP]
    - Examples of Work Instructions
    - Monitoring Records

    Water Safety Plan: Part 5.1 – Support Schemes
    - Incident Plans – positive water samples, loss of supply
    - Other Health & Safety Information
    - Surveillance Monitoring

           Water Safety Plan: Part 6.1 – Logbook
           - Governance Arrangements / Applicable Control Measures & SOPs
           - Report on task outcomes / Defect & remedial actions log
           - Sampling data and other relevant data on water safety

  • Module 4:
    Other risk systems

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Course Details

  Classroom Online
Delivery Method: Face to Face Microsoft Teams
Duration: Full Day Full Day
Cost: £425 + Vat £350 + Vat
Additional Info: Lunch & Refreshments included N/A
Payment Method: Credit / Debit Cards
Assessment: The course includes a marked assessment, measuring the delegates understanding of the course topics. This is an open book assessment and there is a pass mark of 70% required from the delegate.
Certificates will be issued once assessment has been marked and verified.
The cost above includes the price of a digital credential from ILM, who are part of the City & Guilds Group.


Whilst this course does incorporate certain healthcare elements including guidance documents such as the Health Technical Memorandum [HTM], it offers valuable content that can benefit all sectors.  The knowledge and skills imparted in this course can be applied universally.


Course Cancellations & Refunds

There are occasions when delegates may need to change their course booking.  We are able to support changes on the following basis:

1) Change of date: When a delegate has communicated with us they are unable to attend a course we can transfer them to another course at a later date.  Only one date change is allowed.

2) Delegate Cancellations:  - these are time sensitive:

  1. Cancellation requests made before the 14 days preceding the course, options include:
    1. Transfer to another course at a later date.  Only one date change is allowed.
    2. Reallocation of their reservation to another person / colleague.
    3. Refund when payment has been received.  Credit note if invoice issued and payment has not been received.
  2. Cancellations received within the 14 days preceding the course will be assessed on individual basis, typically refunds are not given. 

  3. Course Cancellations: In the unlikely event we need to cancel the course we shall ensure all delegates are transferred on to another course at a later date.

  4. Delegate No show: Leading up to the course date we communicate with each delegate via email and issue a Teams invite for the course.  On the morning of the training we complete a registration process, when a delegate has not shown up we will make efforts to connect with them to check they are attending.  When we are not able to connect with them they will be removed from the course.  Depending on personal circumstances we may allow them to transfer to another course at a later date.

Equality of Access
The Water Hygiene Centre ensures that training course venues are accessible to all delegates. We encourage delegates to contact us in the case that they may require any additional support such as specialist training material or tutelage needs, so we can ensure no conditions hinder the participation of training. If you require assistance, or have questions about the course please call our office on 01993 840400 or and one of our staff members will be ready to help you.

Do you want to learn more about legionella training? Read our full "Legionella training courses guide" >

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