Legionella Awareness Training  in London, Southampton, Portsmouth

Legionella training is a fundamental part of any good legionella risk management programme. It is important that those responsible for the management of legionella control in premises are fully aware of the relevant legislation and the control of legionella bacteria

Is It A Legal Requirement To Have Legionella Awareness Training?

It is in fact a legal requirement for those with responsibility for managing premises to be competent in your role. Not just for health and safety professionals, this means that if you have any responsibility for the control of legionella at work yo  should be suitably and sufficiently trained in legionella, legionnaires' disease awareness, risk assessment and control measures required.

Total Water Compliance, leaders in the water hygiene industryprovide a wide range of legionella training classroom courses from 1-2-1 practical task-based workshops and legionella awareness classroom training presentations right the way up to advanced level Responsible Persons courses.

Who Should Take A Legionella Awareness Training Course?

The training course is suitable for anyone in charge of a premises no matter how big or small the premises and regardless of the number of people present in a premises. This includes all employers, self-employed people and anyone else in control of a premises, such as landlords, letting agents and facilities managers.
Upon successful completion of the legionella awareness training course a course certificate is issued, which can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

HSE ACOP L8 Is Covered In Our Courses

We aim to tailor your legionella training course to individuals needs but your experienced trainer will always cover;

  • What are legionella bacteria, Legionnaires’ disease and legionellosis?
  • Dangers of legionella, health risks and medical aspects
  • Safety management, risk assessment, how to control risk
  • ACoP L8 – What the law requires and how to comply
  • Developing and managing control measures
  • Legionella control measures for cooling water systems
  • Legionella training for hot and cold water systems
  • Water Treatment courses for swimming pools,  spa and leisure pools
  • Management responsibilities, monitoring requirements and record keeping obligations
  • Certificate on completion

Who Teaches Our Legionella Courses?

Our cost-effective legionella awareness training is provided by accredited experts in our field and delivered 1-2-1 or to small groups to ensure the delegates are fully engaged by our experienced and knowledgeable trainers. Total Water Compliance is registered with the LCA (Legionella Control Association) for training services. We do not provide online legionella training, believing in-person instruction delivers a more enjoyable and educational experience to our students.

Some of the courses we currently provide;

Legionella Awareness Training Course

Legionella awareness course covering the dangers of Legionella bacteria, Legionnaires’ disease and legionellosis, legionella risks, the HSE’s ACOP L8, and HSG274 parts 2 including domestic hot and cold water systems,

Cooling Towers

Legionella awareness course covering Legionnaires’ disease and legionellosis, the HSE’s ACOP L8, and HSG274 parts 1

“Other Risk Systems”

Legionella awareness course covering Legionnaires’ disease and legionellosis, the HSE’s ACOP L8, and HSG274 parts 3

Legionella Responsible Person and Duty Holder Training

These are more detailed legionella courses aimed at the Responsible Person and Duty Holder and detailing more legal duties and legal responsibilities, teaching you how to be aware of the dangers and risks from legionella and health and safety law.

Legionella Management In Healthcare including HTM04-01

Specialist course covering the control of legionella in healthcare premises such as Hospitals and Nursing Homes. These courses covers the HSE’s ACOP L8, and HSG274 parts 1, 2 and 3, and HTM 04-01

Legionella Refresher Course

Legionella refresher course for candidates wishing to update their knowledge of legislation, current good practice, latest technologies for monitoring legionella risks and record keeping. Highly recommended if you are a Competent Person.

In addition to legionella awareness training we also provide training courses on water treatment techniques and management of water systems including

What sort of systems can be covered by the training?

A wide range of training programs are available

  • Water Treatment courses for swimming pools
  • Spa and leisure pools
  • Cooling tower management
  • Steam boiler management
  • Chilled and heating systems

To arrange a no obligation quote or to arrange your Legionella Awareness Training course
Contact us HERE
Or call us on 0800 6102267

We also provide legionella monitoring and testing and legionella risk assessment services.


Total Water Compliance
Cumberland House,
Grosvenor Square,
SO15 2BG


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