Every year, over 300 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported in England and Wales. The majority of these incidents occur at work. It is a serious illness that kills up to 12% of people.

Legionella bacteria, which can grow in water systems, cause Legionnaires’ disease. Fortunately, identifying potential Legionella growth sites is relatively simple. This course will teach you how to identify and manage Legionella as well as meet your obligations under health and safety law regarding risk management at work.

  • What causes Legionnaires' disease, how it spreads, who is most at risk from Legionella bacteria, and symptoms.
  • The type of water stored in a system and its temperature are two factors that are most likely to promote the growth of Legionella.
  • How to conduct a risk analysis to locate probable Legionella development sources and the legal requirements of a business owner.
  • The primary test types used in laboratories, together with instructions on how and when to test for Legionella.

  • If you are in charge of controlling work environments, you will benefit from learning what you need to do to prevent and manage Legionella growth.
  • Anyone who may come into contact with Legionella at work will benefit from understanding the symptoms and consequences of Legionnaires' disease, as early intervention saves lives.
  • If you are in charge of conducting risk assessments at work, this course will assist you in determining whether there is a reasonable foreseeable risk that someone will become infected with Legionnaires' disease and implementing preventive measures.
  • If you are interested in occupational health or work in human resources, this course will help you learn more about occupational disease.

Unit 01: The Symptoms and Causes of Legionnaires’ Disease

Unit 02: Common Sources of Legionella Growth

Unit 03: Assessing the Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease in the Workplace

Unit 04: Monitoring and Testing for the Presence of Legionella


Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.