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Legionella Awareness


Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. In the window cleaning and exterior cleaning industry, it is important to be aware of what increases the risk and how to take preventative action, training is a legal requirement that can save lives.

In this Legionella Awareness course, you will explore the conditions that allow Legionella bacteria to grow and enter the body. You will also discover simple yet effective methods to prevent it from happening.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned about:

  • The groups at greater risk
  • The ideal conditions for growth, including water temperature and environments
  • Legislation and regulations governing Legionella
  • Legal responsibilities of the ‘duty holder’ and “responsible person”
  • Components of systems that are at greater risk of allowing Legionella to grow
  • Measures to take to control risks


*This course is not CPD accredited