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What is Legionella?

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a severe form of pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease. The bacteria are found naturally in freshwater environments, but they can also thrive in man-made water systems, such as hot tubs, cooling towers, and plumbing systems.

When people inhale small droplets of water contaminated with Legionella, they can become infected and develop Legionnaires' disease, which can be fatal in some cases.

Why is Legionella training important?

Legionella training is important because it helps individuals and organisations understand the risks associated with Legionella bacteria and how to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease. 

By providing education and training on Legionella prevention, individuals and organisations can take steps to ensure that their water systems are properly maintained and that appropriate measures are in place to prevent the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria. 

This is especially important in facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and hotels, where people may be at a higher risk of exposure to Legionella.

About our online Legionella Awareness training course

Current legislation set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act and the HSE’s updated code of practice, known as L8, state that companies and building owners have a legal duty to manage Legionella.   

Our online training course is aimed at all employers and staff to assist them in identifying the danger that Legionella poses, as well as covering ways to identify and assess sources of risk from Legionella on the premises. It also gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you.

Preview the course content:

Section 1

Course Introduction

9 mins
4 videos
This section includes:
  • Course introduction 2:22
  • What is Legionella and Where is it Found 2:26
  • Where is Legionella Found 2:41
  • and more...
Section 2


11 mins
5 videos
This section includes:
  • Legionella Legislation and Regulation in the UK 3:15
  • Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8- Legionnaires' Disease 1:59
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 1:56
  • and more...
Section 3

Legionella Awareness

16 mins
8 videos
This section includes:
  • Best practice for Legionella control 2:06
  • Legionnaires disease - UK Cases 2:05
  • Legionnaires disease - UK Fatalities 1:27
  • and more...
Section 4

Prevention and Control

11 mins
6 videos
This section includes:
  • Cleaning and Disinfection 2:25
  • Flushing Regimes 1:31
  • Legionella Control Measures, Monitoring and Recording 1:52
  • and more...
Section 5

Course Summary

2 mins
1 videos
This section includes:
  • Course Summary 2:07

Group discounts on Legionella training

If you need training for your company, organisation or agency, please contact us for group discounts or information about onsite training. Every group account includes a free ProTrainings dashboard for tracking and monitoring training records for your staff.

Three Easy Steps, One Exceptional Course

1 Pay

Sign up and pay £24.95 + VAT and start your training straight away or enquire for group rates. You will receive 8 months of access to the videos, a printable student manual, an optional weekly video refresher email and a 3-year certificate and 2 hours of certified CPD credits. Learn more

2 Pass

Take the video training and multiple-choice test. Don't worry, you get another try if you don't pass. And your progress is saved, so you can leave and come back as often as you like. Learn more

3 Print

Print your certificate and verified CPD time statement and that's it!  Your training is complete until it's time to renew again. So you don't forget, we'll send you a reminder email when your training is expiring. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Legionella Awareness Course is perfect for:

  • Primarily aimed at building and facilities managers and maintenance professionals that have nominated responsibilities for water systems.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

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