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Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course

Course Overview

APHC, your plumbers association brings to you the plumbing and heating engineer a specific training course focusing on meeting the training requirements of the “Approved Code of Practice (ACOP): Legionnaires’ disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems” and the technical guidance HSG274 Part 2: The control of legionella in hot and cold water systems (HSG274).

This training course aims to:

     - The background to the disease

     - What is the cause of the disease and how it is transmitted

     - Sources of the bacteria

     - How to manage and control the risk of Legionellosis


Why you have to comply with the law

Legionella bacteria can survive and multiply in hot and cold water system pipework, calorifiers and cold water storage cisterns. The bacteria is dispersed in small water droplets known as aerosols created when water impacts a hard surface, such as those created by taps and showers.

If susceptible people breathe in these aerosols, they may contract Legionnaires’ disease or one of the other forms of Legionellosis which is caused by Legionella bacteria.

A well maintained water systems that has a high throughput, relatively low volume and which consistently achieves sufficient water temperatures are less likely to reach dangerous conditions. However, as a plumbing and heating engineer you still have to carry out a risk assessment of these systems to identify and assess potential sources of bacteria growth and exposure. This should be followed by a course of action to prevent or control the risks identified.

Course pre-requisites

Plumbing and heating engineers attending this course must hold a recognised trade qualification in plumbing and heating, ideally a relevant NVQ Level 2.  A working knowledge of central heating, hot and cold water systems is essential. As well as holding Water Regulations or Water Byelaws. Failure to provide evidence of this may result in a conditional certificate being issued.

Certificate Expiry

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years

How much does the course cost?

The course currently costs £200 per person (for APHC members) or £250 per person (for non-APHC members). This includes the training, refreshments and lunch.

Where does the course take place?

The course is held at APHC Ltd offices at Unit 12 The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull B90 4SB.

What date is the next course?

To view the training course timetable please click here

How do you book a place?

To download a training course booking form please click here or alternatively, please contact

Don’t forget!

Successfully completing this course alongside a full plumbing qualification meets one of the criteria to join the PHCA Legionella, Risk Assessment & Disinfection Scheme which is open to APHC members in addition to their APHC’s licensed membership or certification scheme membership. It only costs an extra £100 (plus VAT) to join the scheme so why not call our sales team today on 0121 711 5030 to find out more.

Non-APHC Members: If you are not an APHC member, then why not call us on 0121 711 5030 to find out about the exciting membership benefits available for you to access when you join APHC.

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