Type Health & Safety Languages 28 Languages Duration 25 minutes

Legionella Awareness Training provides a solid foundation of the Legionella Disease. The course explains the risks associated with exposure to the bacteria, as well as the key warning signs to protect your organisation.


Our Legionella Awareness Training is designed to highlight the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria. In just 25 minutes the course outlines the main signs to be aware of, and the methods required to keep your employees protected from Legionnaires' disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to legislation regarding Legionella.
  • Learn how Legionella bacteria spreads, and the diseases it can cause.
  • Determine what you can do to prevent a legionella outbreak, including risk assessments.

Course Structure

The course is broken down into 2 main sections:

  1. Legionella Bacteria

  2. Preventing an Outbreak

Course Overview

Our Legionella Training programme informs the user on the dangers of legionella bacteria. It also highlights the importance of regular maintenance and monitoring of systems where the bacteria could be found.

The course is particularly useful for:

  • Any individual who is responsible for protecting their colleagues from bacterial contamination.
  • Those who manage, control or monitor the risk of exposure (including those responsible for record keeping).

You will also learn about the ways that legionella spreads and the negative impact it can have on health – particularly in relation to Legionnaires’ disease.

Typically, Legionnaire's disease is easily treated with antibiotics, but it can still cause long term health problems and even death. Between 2011 and 2013, 84 people in the UK died from harmful Legionella bacteria. Make sure you and your staff know how to protect themselves from Legionella bacteria with our online Legionella Awareness Training course.

Available in 28 languages


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Legionella Awareness Training certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

Legionella Awareness Training concludes with a 20-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Legionella Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note, if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS, then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these yourself in your host LMS.

Why is Legionella Awareness Training important?

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Legionnaires’ Disease – The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems: Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) specifies the rules related to health and safety that applies to the control of Legionella bacteria.

To comply with their legal duties, dutyholders should: (a) identify and assess sources of risk; (b) if appropriate, prepare a written scheme for preventing or controlling the risk (c) implement, manage and monitor precautions Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8), Page 5, Section 2

In addition to the above, there are two more technical documents that offer guidance to help employers, premises managers and Health & Safety professionals to fulfil their legal duties:

HSG274 Part 1 Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems

HSG274 Part 2 Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems.

General duties under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities.

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