Legionella Risk Assessment Training

Become a Legionella Risk Assessor with Elmhurst's one-day Legionella Control for Property Management training course.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this course is currently only available for online delivery. Please click below to be redirected to the online Legionella Risk Assessment course booking.


What is Legionella?

Legionella is a bacteria commonly found in man-made hot and cold water systems. Systems that are left unused for some time can become stagnant which can create the perfect environment for legionella bacteria to grow, increasing the risk of legionnaire's disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People in control of premises, such as landlords and property agents, are required by government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure the health and safety of their tenants, which would include identifying and controlling the risks associated with legionella.

This HSE have also recently warned landlords about a potential legionella outbreak in properties which have had reduced occupancy during the UK's lockdown. More information available here.

Train to be a Legionella Risk Assessor

A Legionella Risk Assessor trained by Elmhurst will have the competence required to undertake a full legionella risk assessment, and can also provide an output report to demonstrate compliance with the relevant Codes of Practice. 

Depending on the complexity of a property, this assessment/service can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, and is ideal for owners of prviate rental property as well as energy and trade professionals who regularly work within residential and commercial properties.

There is also no legal requirement for people to hold a qualification in order to become a Legionella Risk Assessor, they need only to have proven competence of legionella risk assessment, which is why Elmhurst's Legionella Control for Property Management course is ideal for those wanting to keep cost and time spent on training, low.

Legionella Risk Assessor Training

The course will cover detailed information on the subject of Legionella and its causes, including the current legislative requirements for the control of Legionnaire's disease in rental properties.

Course Content

  • How the disease is transmitted and grows
  • The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control measures for hot and cold water systems
  • Legionella risk assessment methodology

Why train with Elmhurst?

Established over 25 years ago, Elmhurst has delivered vocational training courses to thousands of individuals, providing them with the skills and knowledge to help them build a career in energy assessment and property related services.

Unlike other third party training providers, Elmhurst’s training is backed by its quality membership schemes, which means those who train and become a member with us, will continue to receive support in their work, long after they’ve completed the training.

Landlords and estate agents also recognise the Elmhurst brand, and the quality standards that it represents. This is helping our legionella members to win more business, and communicates to clients that they can deliver quality assured legionella risk assessments.

Legionella Risk Assessor
Success Stories

"Many thanks to Tony and Elmhurst for a most informative and enjoyable day. I've learned a lot!"

- Tim Baker, Legionella Control for Property Management

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