• 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
    • Assessing risks
    • Controlling and reducing the risks
    • Methods of treatment
    • Prevention and disinfection
    • Record keeping

    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.

    Pre-Requisites 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.

    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.

    Duration 1 day

    Cost £200 + VAT