Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course

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 plumbers can now undertake our Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection Course remotely via a desktop or laptop computer on the following dates.

Online Course Dates:
Week Commencing – 15th June through to 19th June 2020
Week Commencing – 29th June through to 3rd July 2020
Week Commencing – 20th July through to 24th July 2020
Week Commencing – 10th August through to 14th August 2020

To maximise the effectiveness of how we deliver each course, we run each online course 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.

Download our online course booking form here, or if you want to discuss the course requirements in more detail, please contact Louise Elliott on 0121 711 5030 / training@aphc.co.uk

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).

Introduction

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 content

  • Give a comprehensive overview of the main legislative and guidance documents relative to the control of Legionnaires’ disease and the disinfection of water systems
  • Briefly describe the basic properties of water
  • Explain what is meant by the term Legionellosis, Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella bacteria
  • 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
  • Provide information on how to carry out the cleaning and disinfection of cold and hot water systems
  • Explain the basic cold and hot water design principles and risks associated with Legionella
  • Provide practical guidance on how to carry out a risk assessment of a cold and hot water system in a building and make recommendations to rectify the problems
  • Give guidance on how to collect, transport and submit water samples to be analysed for Legionella bacteria

Course requirements

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.

Course Details

Dates

5 February
8 April
3 June
5 August
7 October

Price

APHC Members £200 per person
Non-Members £250 per person
Includes training, refreshments and lunch

Location

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

Important Information

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.