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