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Understanding Legionella

Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s Disease) is a collective term for a form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. The most serious form of the deciese which is Legionnaire’s disease and the less serious Pontiac fever, and Lochgoilhead fever. The bacteria are common and live in external water sources in low numbers, but when water is heated, for example in our internal water systems, pipework, showers, baths, swimming pools and cooling towers, numbers increase.

Infection is by inhaling water droplets and water-laden airborne spray which is then taken into the lungs, where the serious infection can begin. This disease can cause death, and particularly at risk are the young, older people, smokers, anyone with respiratory problems, kidney and heart disease or impaired immune systems.

Most modern buildings have water systems, toilets and showers and various other forms of stored water. This course is intended for anyone responsible for centrally heated buildings or thier maintenance. It is a legal requirement under health and safety law that the risk of Legionella be addressed and this will therefore affect all factories, landlords, hotels and catering establishments. It is of particular importance to those involved in health care establishments where the clients are young, older, or sick.

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Understanding Legionella Course Overview

This course provides 2 points towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Understanding Legionella Course is divided into these topics:

  • What is Legionella
  • The symptoms of Legionella disease
  • Where Legionella bacteria is found

  • How people become infected
  • Controlling the Legionella bacteria
  • Management and employees responsibilities

Users of the Understanding Legionella Online course will be allowed to spend as much time as they require studying the course. As an indicator only, if the user ran straight through the course without stopping or repeating pages, it would take about 2 – 2.5 hours

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