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AEC launches new Legionella practical courses

We're delighted to tell you about our NEW short practical proficiency courses!

Under the Health and safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and COSHH regulation, if you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including a landlord, you must take appropriate steps to identify and remove or reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella.

It is important that duty holders ensure that all employees involved in work related to the control of Legionella risk, are given suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.

Short courses
AEC have developed a range of Legionella short practical proficiency courses which complement our Legionella awareness half day course. They enable delegates who are responsible for the practical maintenance of the water systems at work, to gain hands-on, practical experience and improve their prfiency and competency levels.

Who needs the course?    
This full day course would benefit the competent person, duty holders and staff who deal with the maintenance of water systems in the workplace. E.g. property manager, building manager, maintenance engineers, cleaners, caretakers etc. 

Morning - Legionella Awareness
This course provides delegates with an understanding of what Legionella is, its health effects and how to control or prevent risk. Course content:

  • What Legionella is
  • Obligations under current Health & Safety legislation and ACoP L8
  • System hygiene
  • Assessing and managing risk
  • Outbreaks
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Risks in other types of water systems
  • Multiple choice test 

Afternoon - Practical Modules

1) Thermostatic Mixing Valves 
Theoretical and practical content

  • Understand the function and uses of a TMV
  • Legislation/frequency 
  • Isolate, remove and service a TMV
  • Look at common faults and learn how to correct them
  • Log temperatures
  • Commissioning
  • ​Formative assessment of proficiency

2) Showerhead cleaning
Theoretical and practical content

  • Understand Legionella risks and health hazards
  • Legislation/frequency 
  • Clean and disinfect a shower head
  • How to use the appropriate chemicals and the correct PPE
  • Understand shower systems
  • Formative assessment of proficiency 

3) Temperature Monitoring
Theoretical and practical content

  • Legislation/frequency 
  • Selection and correct us of digital thermometer
  • Compliant record keeping
  • Sentinel and representative temperatures includes:
  • Hot water flow and return temperatures
  • Formative assessment of proficiency 

Date - 25 April 9am to 4pm 
Price £100 + vat per person 
Maximum 10 delegates 

How to book - call our training team 0161 872 7111 or email 

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