Online training course - Legionnaires' Disease

The 'Legionnaries Disease' training course explains the health risks associated with legionella bacteria found in water systems such as cooling towers. It covers measures which should be taken to reduce any associated risks.

Course modules :

  • Introduction
    Describes the symptoms of legionnairesí disease and how it is contracted.
  • What the Law Says
    Explains the duties of employers and manufacturers of water systems.
  • Risk Assessment
    Looks at what a risk assessment must cover and the control measures which may need to be taken.
  • Water Treatment Methods
    Explains how Legionnairesí disease can be controlled by temperature as well as various water treatment methods.
  • Cooling Towers
    How to control legionella in cooling towers which use water as a heat exchange mechanism.
  • Hot & Cold Water Systems
    How to prevent the proliferation of legionella in hot and cold water service systems.
  • Self Test
    20 questions covering each of the previous modules. A certificate is offered if the test is passed.


The Legionnaires' Disease training course is for:

All persons whose work brings them into contact with water sources such as cooling towers, air conditioning systems as well as hot and cold water service systems.

Legionnaires' Disease course timing:

The Legionnaires' Disease course takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. You are purchasing one copy of this course, with one attempt at the test at the end.

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Tracking of progress takes place on every page of the course. Therefore, if there is a failure for any reason, you can log in again and carry on with the course until completion.

Self Assessment

The course contains an interactive self assessment with mutiple choice questions to test your understanding of the contents of the course. On successful completion of the test, you will receive a downloadable certificate of competency which you may print.

How to buy and do the course

Each course costs £14.95+vat (£17.94) which you order and pay for online. Payment is via paypal, which allows you to use a debit or credit card. We are not given any of the payment or personal details.

When you purchase a course - you are buying one copy of the course which contains tutorial material and a test. The test has a passmark of 75%, and you get one go at the test. If you fail it, you must buy another copy and have another go.

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