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Legionella is a type of pathogen bacteria that can grow and multiply in water. Water containing Legionella can then spread in droplets, which people can breathe in. This can result in Legionnaire's Disease and Pontiac Fever.

This course will help to increase awareness and understanding of Legionnaires Disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionella bacterium.

The course explains the legal responsibilities of duty holders and helps employees to understand the risks of Legionella and the importance of control measures to prevent or reduce the risk of exposure.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Legionella and Legionnaires' Awareness Online Training
Module 1 - An introduction to Legionella - In this module you will look at what Legionella is, where it can be found, how you get Legionella's Disease, the symptoms and treatment, and those at a higher risk.
Module 2 - Legislation and regulations- In this module you will look at the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974, The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 (MHSWR), COSHH, RIDDOR, employee responsibilities and landlord responsibilities.
Module 3 - Environmental factors- In this module will look at what increases the risk of legionella, including common sources of Legionella, such as hot and cold water systems, spa pools, cooling systems and other risk systems that may produce aerosols, this posing a foreseeable risk of exposure to Legionella.
Module 4 - Risk assessment - In this module you will look at the role of the duty holder and competent person. This includes looking at the elements of a risk assessment; what are the risks, who might be harmed, evaluating risks and control measures, recording findings and reviewing and updating a risk assessment.
Module 5 - Controlling risks - in this module you will look at control measures to reduce the risk of exposure; including training and instruction, safe operation of the water system, reviewing control measures, monitoring, testing and cleaning and disinfection. Module 4 - 


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

• You want content delivered online.

• You want a course that you can complete at your own pace.

• You want access to course material and additional resources for 1 year.

• You want access for 24 hours a day.

• You want to print your own CPD certificate upon completion. 

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to  AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.