Course Overview:

This course is ideal for those who are not directly involved with the operation and maintenance of water systems but still require an understanding of Legionella and the risk posed by this bacteria, and what can be done to minimise the risk.  

This awareness course may be applicable to those persons who provide hotel services, caretakers/janitors, and/or building/departmental staff.

The course contains three modules that can be completed at your own pace. The online Legionella training offers exceptional value and delegates are provided with a completion certificate at the end of the course.

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Topics covered on the course include:

  • Legionella the bacteria - the history and current cases reported

  • Factors that encourage Legionella growth within water systems

  • An overview of the law, regulations and guidance applicable to Legionella

  • Those persons involved in the routine management and operation of water systems

  • Control strategies that can assist with minimising growth of Legionella in water systems

  • Operational checks that can assist with evidencing control strategies are working

  • Identification and management of little used outlets

Course Agenda

  1. 1
    • Introduction to Legionella

    • Module 1 - Quiz

  2. 2
    • Governance

    • Module 2 - Quiz

  3. 3
    • Control Strategies

    • Module 3 - Quiz

  4. 4
    • Feedback

Reviews from our students:

4 star rating

Legionella Awareness Training

Rachel Sorhaindo

Good course for beginners explained in good understandable text

Good course for beginners explained in good understandable text

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4 star rating

Interesting and informative

Sharon Heath

5 star rating

Very informative

moira taylor

5 star rating


Dennis Rogers

4 star rating

Legionella Awareness

Gareth Stoyle

easy enough to understand

easy enough to understand

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5 star rating

Legionella courses

Dianne Hughes

It was easy to understand

It was easy to understand

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5 star rating

Excellent Course

Carl Grant

More than one delegate?

If you have multiple delegates please complete our bulk booking form or contact us on 01993 840400 or


The Need for Sufficient Water Hygiene Training

Duty holders have the responsibility to maintain a safe estate in order to adequately protect occupants from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella and associated disease. Failure to do this may result in prosecution (even in the absence of a Legionella incident or outbreak), contingent upon the extent of non-compliances/water management failings that have been identified within a given estate.
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Who are we?

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance. We are proud to have developed a reputation based on independence, free from any vested interest, and with a high quality of service provided to our clients. The Water Hygiene Centre has a wealth of experienced, qualified and dedicated water hygiene and legionella consultants all of which offer unbiased advice. Our collective experience includes Microbiologists, Biologists, Health & Safety Managers, Risk Assessors, Engineers and Building Services Professionals.
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