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Updated October 2016

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Legionella Awareness

Legionella are naturally occurring bacteria. There are over forty different species, all of which are potentially harmful to humans. Legionella can cause a range of illnesses, including the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease.

When the bacteria enter man-made water systems, suitable conditions can encourage growth and reproduction to levels that pose a significant health risk. Understanding the conditions that encourage legionella growth, and the maintenance and monitoring procedures that can be put in place to minimise the risk, is essential to maintaining a safe water systems and protecting against infection.

Course duration: 30 minutes

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • What legionella are and why they are dangerous
  • Where legionella bacteria can grow
  • How to prevent legionella growth
  • The law relating to legionella prevention

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