Legionella Risk Assessment Training

Legionella is a potentially deadly bacteria found in man-made hot and cold water systems. Elmhurst's one day 'Legionella Control for Property Management' course will equip you with all the necessary skills to carry out legionella risk assessments and produce a professional Legionella report.

About Legionella in properties

Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can be present in man-made hot and cold water systems, including those found in residential properties.

There is demand for trained risk assessors owing to current regulations dictating that landlords and property agents must control the risk of exposure to Legionella in their premises, with significant legislation  (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and the Legionnaires' Disease- Approved Code of Practice) governing the control of legionella risks.

Reducing the risk of exposure involves an assessment of the property's water system by a trained Legionella Risk Assessor.

About our Legionella Training Course 

Our Legionella training course provides property professionals in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) with a fantastic opportunity to train as a Legionella Risk Assessor and start producing risk assessments for residential properties. This quick and easy-to-complete assessment can be provided as a stand-alone service or alongside an exisiting provision and would be of particular interest to those already performing property visits or to those who let properties.

Elmhurst's one-day training course will equip you with all the necessary information to manage the risk of Legionella to ensure your clients/property is complying with the relevant Codes of Practice. Once you have completed the one day course and short test you will be eligible to join Elmhurst's Legionella Risk Assessment Scheme where you will receive access to mobile and online software as well as leading technical support.

Who is this training suitable for?

Legionella training would be of particular benefit to Domestic Energy Assessors as this assessment does not need to be conducted during daylight hours and can be easily carried out alongside an energy assessmnent. This training course would also be of interest to Property Agents and Landlords.

Legionella Risk Assessor Training 

This one day course will give you the confidence to carry out professional legionella risk assessments for your clients. 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. You will also be able to look at our online app which collects evidence from the assessments process, including photographs for key property features, and produce a professional certificate for you to deliver to your clients. The course will also include a practical risk assessment exercise and a short written test.

The Legionella Risk Assessor one day course covers the following areas: 

  • What is Legionella and where can it be found?
  • Who is at risk?
  • How the disease is transmitted and grows
  • Statistics and history of outbreaks
  • The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Approved Code of Practice L8 2013 and other guidance
  • The role of Duty Holders and Responsible Persons
  • Control measures for hot and cold water systems
  • Control measures for other systems
  • Legionella risk assessment methodology

Course Cost: 

From £165.00 (+ VAT) 




Legionella Control for Property Management Course

Train to become a Legionella Risk Assessor through this one day course, delivered in regional locations accross the UK. This course is suitable for DEAs, Landlords, Property Agents and other residential property professionals.



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"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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