Legionella training is an essential part of all workplace risk management and is vital for those who work in building management, design and maintenance. In some jurisdictions it is not mandatory to have, but in the UK, safety regulators including the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) expect people with responsibility for the control of Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease to have the correct training that allows them to undertake their duties safely and effectively. Anyone with the responsibility for the control of Legionella, MUST be competent to do their job.
General Audience / All Levels
Exposure to legionella can result in people contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. So, whether you are a technician, manager, duty holder or you have been appointed the Legionella Responsible Person then you have a duty of care to prevent legionella and must be able to demonstrate that you have the appropriate level of knowledge and be competent to do the job required of you.