Management - Responsible Person Training

Course Overview

This Legionella training for Responsible Persons deals with the legal and management aspects of controlling the risk of Legionella.  

The HSE's Approved Code of Practice (L8) applies to the control of Legionella bacteria in any undertaking involving a work activity, and to premises controlled in connection with a trade or business, where water is used or stored e.g. hot and cold water systems or cooling towers and evaporative condensers.

It is the Responsible Person’s duty to ensure their organisation meets the requirements and complies with the relevant Health & Safety legislation including taking account of ACoP (L8). This Legionella training for the responsible person identifies key elements of your role and will enable you to understand and successfully carry out the responsibilities of the ‘named person’, as defined in the Health & Safety legislation.

Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Legionella & Legionellosis
  • Management responsibilities, competence and policies
  • Who is the Responsible Person and what are their duties?
  • The process of systematic risk management including risk audits and Legionella risk assessments
  • What should the Written Scheme contain? How we prevent and control risk?
  • Understand what information needs to be monitored and recorded
  • Understanding law, regulations and guidance including:
    - COSHH
    - RIDDOR
    - HSE's ACoP (L8),
    - HTM 04-01
  • Case studies, outbreaks and prosecutions
  • Current challenges – funding and technical issues when managing water hygiene, including scalding and energy saving

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 £195, you will have access to your trainer online and your training manual will be posted to you prior to the course. Please click here to request further details.

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“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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