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New Energy Trust course equips contractors/small businesses with Legionella Risk Assessment expertise

* energy-trust-legionella.jpgOver the past few years, instances of illness and death due to outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease, caused by Legionella bacteria, have appeared on the news and in the press. While this may have raised public awareness of the risks of Legionella, a duty of care on employers has been imposed by UK legislation since the mid-70's.

Employers are required to understand the health risks associated with legionella. Duties under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities.

Organisations are required to assess the risks posed by systems and equipments containing and/or using water to enable, '....appropriate control measures to be put in place to protect the health & safety of employees and members of the public who could be affected by work activities'.

The person appointed to carry out the risk assessment may be the duty holder/Responsible Person, or an employee of the duty holder/Responsible Person, but in many cases it is an external contractor. In each case, they should be able to demonstrate that they have specialist knowledge of Legionella bacteria, relevant water treatment and the water system(s) to be assessed, and are competent to carry out any necessary surveys, measurements and sampling.

This qualification has been developed to enable learners to demonstrate the necessary competence to satisfy the requirements of ACoP L8 and BS8580:2010 (Water quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control. Code of practice) and to meet much of the competence and experience requirements of UKAS RG9 - Accreditation of Bodies Undertaking Legionella Risk Assessment Activities - for Domestic hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

The course, which takes place on 22nd - 23rd August 2016, includes:

* Two days' classroom and site based training
* ABBE (Awarding Body of the Built Environment) registration
* Industry leading software and apps
* Portfolio of two accompanied site visits to real properties
* Short written test
* Experienced tutor
* Fully qualified Assessor/IV staff ensuring a high quality portfolio
* Access to recognised accreditation scheme and pay-per-click insurance

T: 0333 012 0002
W: www.energy-trust.co.uk

4th August 2016

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