Disinfection & Decontamination

Essentials of Legionella

Contributes30 minutes to your CPD

£4.99

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Course Details:

This course will provide learners with the essentials around what legionella is and how to prevent and control the risks associated. The course outlines the requirements and frequency of a legionella risk assessment.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 

Aims:

This course will provide learners with the essentials around what legionella is and how to prevent and control the risks associated. The course outlines the requirements and frequency of a legionella risk assessment.

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Define what legionella is, and the potential sources of bacteria
  • Outline the conditions in which legionella thrives, and dislikes
  • Explain the health risks associated with legionnaires disease, highlighting those most susceptible
  • Identify the testing requirements for the practice's water system, as per the risk assessment
  • Highlight the need to have a risk assessment in place, and the frequency it is required to be performed

Learning Outcomes:

The learner can:

  • Define what legionella is
  • List the conditions in which legionella thrives
  • List the conditions that legionella dislikes
  • Explain the health risks associated with legionnaires disease
  • Identify the testing requirements for the practice's water system
  • Highlight the need to have a risk assessment in place