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Control of Legionella Bacteria in water systems

HSL is to run a 2 day course on Control of Legionella Bacteria in water systems.

Please email your expression of interest


This is a two day course for those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties in relation to legionella.  These include identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions, keeping records of precautions and appointing a manager to be responsible for others. The course will comprise a number of modules presented by a combination of interactive theory, practical and workshop training.

The course will cover:

  • The facts about the legionella organism and how it causes disease
  • Lgionella detection methods
  • An introduction to HSE's Approved Code of Practice and technical guidance
  • Wet cooling systems, associated plant and how the risk from legionella can arise
  • The risk arising from hot and cold water systems
  • Other risk systems
  • System monitoring and system disinfection
  • The procedures involved during an outbreak of legionnaires disease
  • What the regulator does
  • Your health and safety

Who should attend?

This course applies and will appeal to anyone that needs to be competent in the control of legionella water hygiene; this includes the person carrying out regular checks right through to senior managers.  The course is suitable for engineers and managers with responsibilities related to legionella control within their buildings / factories / premises.  It also well suited for health and safety professionals responsible for developing or undertaking legionella risk assessments.

Who will present the course?

The course will be presented by HSL scientists and HSE operational regulators.  The people involved with presenting the course have a wealth of first hand microbiology and regulatory experience relating to legionella.  This experience covers research microbiology in occupational health and safety and inspection / investigation of water systems where there have been operational failings e.g. outbreak investigations.

Practical sessions in HSL's microbiology laboratory facilities will provide hands-on opportunity to understand and undertake practical water management microbiology.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.


The cost of this course is £TBA per person, this includes course notes, guidance book and lunch/refreshments.




Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training & Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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HSL Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

T: +44 (0)203 028 3704