Technical Training
Role of the Authorised Person - Operations

Formerly known as Legionella Training: Authorised Person

Course Overview

Our Authorised Person training course supports those with the day-to-day operational responsibility of water systems and is accredited with CPD and recognised by ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group.
CPD 2023 version ILM

The Authorised Person (AP) has operational responsibility for the water service. They will be qualified, sufficiently experienced and skilled to fully operate the service, including its maintenance. This role involves 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 training course is of vital interest for all individuals who are responsible for the management of Legionellosis and particularly those who are involved in the design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of building water systems. 

We will provide the AP with a thorough understanding of the risks posed by Legionella and explore the key requirements for design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of water systems to control such risks.

Topics covered on 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 – Control Measures
    - Risk Assessment Remedial Actions
    - Control Measure & Monitoring
    - Sampling Plans
  • Module 3: Water Safety Plan: Part 4.2 – Standard Operations Procedures [SOP]
    - Work Instructions
    - Exemplar Forms

    Water Safety Plan: Part 5.1 – Support Schemes
    - Incident Plans
    - 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.


Course Cancellations & Refunds
You may cancel your course and receive a full refund within 14 calendar days (cancellation period) prior to the date on which the course is to commence. Cancellations after 14 days will be liable for the full amount.

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 email and one of our staff members will be ready to help you.

With the outbreak of a Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Water Hygiene Centre will follow government guidance on social gatherings and events.  Where we are unable to proceed with originally planned training your course will be postponed and all delegates will be offered a new date.  

For further information and to book please select a date below

Thu 19 Oct 2023 Fully Booked
Wed 8 Nov 2023 Fully Booked
Wed 22 Nov 2023 Book Course

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Steve Groves, Portsmouth City Council

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