Training to meet the requirements of ACoP L8 (2014) HSG274 is available for individuals or groups.
Our professional training courses are tailored to suit the needs of both the organisation and the participants. The training sessions are interactive and informative and participants are provided with the key information in hard copy for their reference as well as a certificate of attendance. At the end of each training session a short assessment is given to ensure information has been assimilated by the participants and to enable the tutor to cover any gaps in knowledge and understanding. On-going support and advice is available once the training has been completed.
WE OFFER THREE MAIN FORMATS FOR OUR TRAINING DEPENDING UPON CLIENT REQUIREMENTS:
- Site Based Training
- Classroom Based Training
- Online Education
Site Based Training
This is usually the format suggested for those undertaking the role of ‘Responsible Person’ this training provides practical on-site experience (usually around your own site) and provides hands on experience of performing the routine procedures at your site. This session is complemented with a classroom session to ensure the base level understanding required for the position of ‘Responsible Person’. These sessions are run for a maximum of 5 people. Participants are provided with a hard copy of the HSE, pocket guide to routines, as well as a certificate of attendance.
Classroom Based Training
This training is designed to ensure that Managers involved in Legionella control have thorough understanding of their legal and legislative responsibilities. It ensures that they know how and where to access information, and are able to interpret what that information means to their business and role responsibilities. These sessions are concluded with a short assessment to ensure participants understanding, and on-going support and advice is available to participants.
Legionella Awareness Training Course
On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease each year in the UK. The disease is caused by the 'Legionella pneumophilia' bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of cases.
In an attempt to help reduce these figures, this module has been developed by Virtual College working with partners Life Environmental Services. It has been designed to help raise awareness of Legionnaires' disease by explaining how outbreaks might occur, and highlighting water systems that have a potentially high risk of developing the Legionnella bacterium.