Technical - Authorised Person Training

Course Overview

This course deals with the operational aspects of minimising the risks from Legionnaires' Disease. 

Recent Legionella outbreaks in the UK have led to increased concerns within many organisations. There is a clear and obvious need for organisations of all types and sizes, to ensure they have a robust and systematic approach to Legionella risk management.

Our Authorised Person Legionella training deals with the risks posed by Legionnaires’ disease and the associated operational / technical measures for controlling and minimising such risks. It includes Legionella, water hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water, drinking water systems and the relevant aspects of HSE's ACoP (L8) and HTM 04-01.

Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Requirements for the proliferation of Legionella and interactions with other microbiota
  • Factors affecting the accumulation of biofilm
  • Temperature as a Legionella control method
  • Biocides as an effective control method against Legionella and biofilm
  • Water sources, softening, filtration and metal contamination
  • Hot and cold water storage, design and upgrading, distribution system issues
  • Design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of water systems
  • Water sampling and the interpretation of results
  • Showers, TMV's and Point of use filtration.
  • Other water systems e.g. spa baths, decorative fountains, air conditioning units
Course Details
  • Duration: Full Day, includes lunch & refreshments;
  • Cost: £295 + Vat / Delegate;
  • Delivery Method: Trainer presentations, group activities and delegate manuals;
  • Group Size: Maximum of 16 Delegates;
  • Assessment: Course includes a marked assessment, measuring the delegates understanding of the course topics. There is no pass / fail mark;
  • Certificate: A Certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

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, training courses will be postponed and all delegates will be offered a new date or a refund.

This course can also be delivered remotely to small groups of individuals through Microsoft Teams.
At a reduced price of £250 + Vat, you will have access to your trainer online and manuals will be posted prior to the course. Please click here to request further details.

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Steve Groves, Portsmouth City Council

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