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Legionella Training - Everything You Need to Know

by Water Hygiene Centre, on 01-03-2021
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‘Walkies, legionella’, ‘heel, legionella’, interesting thoughts to have with the title ‘Legionella Training’. Sadly, we’re not able to train legionella to behave in a certain way: now that would be amazing if we could ‘Out, damned spot*’ [*legionella] [Macbeth, act 5, scene 1].

We have written an insightful article that will provide a more practical understanding when it comes to legionella training. It is perhaps worth starting with the notion that ‘legionella training’ has been around for decades, the requirement for suitable and sufficient training is a must in order to comply with regulations [Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations; COSHH Regulations] and guidance documents [HSE ACOP L8; HSG274 Parts 1, 2, 3; HTM04-01, SHTM04-01 and WHTM04-01]. Over time, all documentation has been updated and knowledge of legionella [including other waterborne pathogens, i.e. Pseudomonas aeruginosa] has increased. Needless to say, ‘legionella training’ needs to have evolved so that it

“provides employees with suitable and sufficient information, instruction….” [HSE ACOP L8, 4th edition (2014)].

This article will look at why training is needed, the importance of identifying who needs to be trained, what type of training based on their role and responsibilities and when training is to be completed.


Click HERE to read the article on "The Importance of Legionella Training" >


Areas discussed:

  • How Important is Legionella Training?

  • Do I Really Need Further Legionella Training?

  • How Do I Know Who Should Receive Legionella Training?

  • Legionella Training for Infection Prevention and Control

  • Legionella Training for Hotel Workers

  • How Do I Know What Legionella Training I Need?

  • How Can the Water Hygiene Centre Help Me with Legionella Training?

Editors Note: The information provided in this blog is correct at date of original publication - March 2021. 

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The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

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