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Tue 17 Nov 2020
09:00 - 13:00

Venue: N/A - MS Teams

Provided by: Occupational Health and Safety Service


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Wed 12 May 2021

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Virtual - Legionella Awareness Training (TG2)

Tue 17 Nov 2020


This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with a basic understanding of legionella awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

Target audience

University departmental staff only - Those who undertake activities on systems containing water.

  • Further details regarding OHSS’ eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 17 Nov 2020   09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 N/A - MS Teams Tetra Consulting Ltd
Topics covered
  • The nature of bacteria in water systems
  • The risk associated with legionella and associated bacteria
  • The importance of water hygiene management and control
  • The principles of legionella control in hot and cold water systems
  • Risk awareness of other types of water systems
  • The consequences of failing to control legionella and other waterborne bacteria
  • Principles of risk assessment

Having attended the course delegates should:

  • Understand the basic legal requirements in order to comply with HSG 274 and Approved Code of Practice(L8)
  • Understand how Water Safety is managed within the University of Cambridge Operational Estate
  • Understand the responsibilities placed upon departments in respect of Water Safety
  • Understand the health hazards and risks relating to legionella and what precautions need to be taken
  • Have an insight into how legionella proliferates
  • Have an understanding of the types of control employed to reduce


  • Delegates will receive a comprehensive training pack.
  • There will be a short multi-choice test at the end of the course. Delegates who successfully complete the training will be issued with a certificate.

Four hours


As required

Virtual training

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