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Management Training
Role of the Responsible Person

Formerly known as Legionella Training: Responsible Person

Course Overview

Our Responsible Persons course deals with the legal and management aspects of water safety and is accredited with CPD and recognised by ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group.
CPD 2023 version ILM

The term ‘water safety’ is a broad capture for risks associated from Legionnaires’ disease / Scalding / Pseudomonas aeruginosa [Pa]. The approach to managing these risks will depend on the type of organisation and the types of water risk systems and susceptibility of those who are exposed. 

A control strategy for managing the risk of waterborne pathogens is to use temperature control for water. Hot water storage temperatures required being 60OC. As a result of the temperature control being applied this now creates a scald risk for those at particular risk [very young, very elderly, infirm or significantly mentally or physically disabled people or those with sensory loss]. The risk of managing waterborne pathogens with temperature control now creates additional risk that needs to be considered, the risk of scalding from the hot water. 

It is the duty of the Water Safety Group [WSG], including the Responsible Person [Water] to ensure their organisation complies with regulatory, legislative and guidance requirements for the management of water safety. 

This course will provide the WSG and RP with an understanding of these water safety risks, the course covers ACOP L8 and HTM04-01 guidance to ensure proactive management is established, overlaid with BS8680 code of practice for Water Safety Plan [WSP], covering the elements of what a WSP may need to contain and how to develop a WSP.

Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Module 1:
    - Background to Legionella / Scalding / Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
    - Who are the most susceptible;
    - Proven and frequent sources of LD / Pa;
    - Ecology of waterborne pathogens;
    - Control strategies for managing water safety risk.
  • Module 2:
    - Law [Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Health & Social Care Act 2008];
    - Regulations [MHSWR, COSHH, RIDDOR, WATER REGS];
    - Guidance [HSE ACOP L8, HSG274 Parts 1, 2 & 3, HTM04-01 Parts A, B, C, S/HTM04-01 Parts A to G];
    - Best Practice [Health Building Notes & British Standards];
    - Prosecutions examples and lessons learned.

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: Course includes a marked assessment, measuring the delegates understanding of the course topics. This is an open book assessment and there is 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.

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. 


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

For further information and to book please select a date below

Wed 27 Sep 2023 Fully Booked
Wed 4 Oct 2023 Fully Booked
Wed 15 Nov 2023 Fully Booked
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“Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions it was not possible to carry out our training 'face to face' but the training was excellently presented through Microsoft Teams.  The presenter was able to answer all questions from his experience and knowledge".

Stuart Nicol, Isle of Wight NHS Trust

“Very informative and it was clear the presenter knew his stuff.  Would highly recommend, came away inspired”.

Rachel Moran, Home Group

“Great course, tutor was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Made for an enjoyable day”.

Mark Light, Oxford Instruments

“Probably the most knowledgeable trainer on legionella in the world! Excellent, passionate, real life examples and constructive advice.  Would recommend this course and company for consultancy services”.

Libby O’Neill – Wrekin Housing Trust

“Essential training for the Responsible Person that helps me to be confident in my role”. 

Christian Homersley, Wye Valley NHS Trust

“Excellent session, course content explained well, easy to understand examples, use of humour by tutor made the session more enjoyable”.

Alison Moore, NHS Highland

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