COURSE COVERS THE FOLLOWING:
Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which can affect anybody, but which principally affects those who are susceptible because of age, illness, immunosuppression, smoking etc.
On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally underestimated. 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 such numbers, this module has been developed in association with one of our partners Houseman Environmental Services, UK leaders in Water Treatment . 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.
Understanding of the following:
- Recognise the implications of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
- Summarise how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
- Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
- Recognise the role of water handling system owners
- Recognise the role of water handling systems safety providers
- Identify higher risk water handling system
- An Introduction to Legionnaires’ Disease in Water Handling Systems
- How do Legionnaires’ Outbreak Occur?
- Legislation and Compliance
- Water Handling Systems Owner’s Safety Responsibility
- Water Handling Systems – Service Provider Responsibility and Opportunity
- Legionella Risk System – Cooling Towers
- Legionella Risk – Hot and Cold Water Systems
On successful completion, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires’ disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease. The module also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance and is suitable for all staff
On successful completion of this course you will be able to print your own CPD accredited certificate via your courses home page.