legionella awareness online learning

Legionella Awareness – Online Learning

This legionella awareness online learning course will help protect learners and the public in general from the risk of legionella related illnesses. With this e-learning course:

  • Describe Legionella, the diseases associated with it and some of the key terms related to Legionella and associated illnesses
  • Review where legionella can be found and the conditions it thrives on
  • Explore the dangers of exposure and when and where it can occur
  • Recognise the risks of legionella, the symptoms or relevant illnesses and what you should do if you recognise them
  • Describe the relevant health and safety legislation, particularly regarding Legionella control, and understand the importance of adhering to these laws
  • Appreciate the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Establishing the risk of exposure
  • Identifying and assessing any potential sources of risk
  • Exploring written control schemes and how to use them
  • Examining what can be done to control the risks, including putting in place control measures

Course Introduction

Legionella is the bacterium that can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal illness that affects over 250 people a year in the UK. It is important that all employees that could potentially come into contact with man-made water systems are aware of the risks and know their responsibilities with regard to the key hazards associated with Legionella.

This Legionella Awareness e-learning course sets out to provide your learners with a thorough understanding of the dangers associated with legionella and the practical measures they can take to help reduce the risk to them and others.

Through the interactive content, learners will develop their knowledge of Legionella and its associated diseases, building their appreciation of the importance of adhering to relevant health & safety legislation and their responsibilities as employer or employee. They’ll establish where Legionella is found, how people can become exposed and consequently understand the measures they should put in place to help control the risks.

Course Content

Module 1 – Introduction
  • Understanding Legionnaires’ disease and the dangers associated with legionella bacteria
  • Reviewing some key terms that relate to Legionella
  • Exploring Legionellosis – naming the diseases
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?​
Module 2 – Where is legionella found?
  • Establishing how legionella thrives under the right conditions
  • Reviewing the environments – Natural and man-made water systems
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?​
Module 3 – Exposure to Legionella
  • Identifying how and where people can be exposed
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?
Module 4 – Legionnaires’ disease and your health
  • Determining who is at risk from Legionnaire’s Disease
  • Examining the symptoms associated with the disease
  • What do you need to do if you suspect you have symptoms?
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?
Module 5 – Legionella and the law
  • Examining Health and Safety legislation
  • Reviewing the roles and responsibilities for employers and employees
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?
Module 6 – Reducing the risk of Legionella
  • Highlighting the risk of exposure
  • Identifying and assessing sources of risk
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?
  • Understanding written control schemes and what they should cover
  • Exploring ways of controlling the risks
  • Practical examples of control measures that can be put in place
  • A quick quiz – What do you know?
  • A review of the course content with a summary
Module 7 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​


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Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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