Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to conduct face-to-face training courses. We have however developed our one-day Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course for online delivery using webinar software. This means that plumbing and heating engineers can now undertake our Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course remotely via a desktop or laptop computer on the following dates.
Online courses run in the morning from 8.30 to 10.30:
- 12th to 16th April
- 7th to 11th June
- 9th to 13th August
- 4th to 8th October
- 8th to 12th November
To maximise the effectiveness of how we deliver each course, we run our online courses over five days in two-hour segments. This has the added advantage for installers of not having to take a whole day off from trading as appointments can be scheduled around the two-hour time slots.
This course can be booked via a digital booking form and the training materials are delivered electronically, and can either be printed off at home or viewed on a second computer screen or via a tablet. The end assessment is carried out using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.
Please refer to the below text for further detail on course content.
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).
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.
Plumbing and heating engineers attending this course will ideally hold a relevant NVQ Level 2 or equivalent practical experience of the plumbing and the water industry. Failure to provide evidence of this may result in a conditional certificate being issued.
APHC Members £200 per person
Non-Members £250 per person
APHC Ltd offices at Unit 12 The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull B90 4SB
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.