Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment (Operators and Managers Course)
Who is it suitable for? The Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment Course is designed to help plumbers; operators and managers comply with the guidance published in the HSE document Approved Codes of Practice (ACoP) L8. There are two versions of the course available, for Plumbers and Operators that carry out work on the water supply system and for Supervisors and Managers who are responsible for management of water systems in properties under their control.
Learners will be trained and assessed on the following:
The background to Legionnaires Disease
What is the Legionella Bacteria
Where and how does it multiply
How is it spread and contracted
How to comply with the law
Duties, obligations and records
Controlling and reducing the risks
Methods of treatment
Prevention and disinfection
The plumbing and operator version also includes practical detail regarding how to disinfect and clean a domestic sized water system using various methods; chlorine, bleach and silver peroxide. The course is not designed to cover large commercial water systems, water towers or cooling systems in any depth.
How is the qualification assessed? All learners must complete a written multiple choice assessment based on ACoP L8 and other relevant documents. Plumbers and operators must in addition complete a practical assessment involving cleaning and disinfection of a domestic sized water system.
Entry requirements: Learners undertaking the Plumbers and Operators Course must hold an N/SVQ or equivalent qualification in plumbing or have previous plumbing experience (normally a minimum of 2 years) and hold a valid certificate in WRAS Water Regulations. Learners undertaking the Supervisors and Managers Course do not require any formal qualification however they should have a good understanding of water systems and current best practice legislation.
Course Duration: 1 day
How much does it cost? £200 + VAT.
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