Training by ph Water & Air Technologies

Legionella training is an essential and mandatory component of any legionella risk management programme.

 

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) specifically highlights lack of training, inadequate management and poor communication as contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

NEW – Certificated Online Legionella Awarenes Training Course

Designed to highlight the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria, our Legionella Awareness Training Course looks at what to look out for and how to protect your organisation from harmful Legionnaires’ disease. It takes just 25 minutes to complete and a certificate will be provided on completion.

  • Understand and show commitment to legislation surrounding Legionella
  • Learn how Legionella bacteria can breed and the diseases it can cause – including legionnaires disease
  • Understand what you can do to prevent a legionella outbreak, including risk assessments

The Legionella Awareness Training Course – Classroom Based

Designed to enable the people responsible for managing the property/systems to understand the requirements of the ACoP Guidance Document L8, HSE guidance, British Standards and Water Regulations. With the increased publicity surrounding recent outbreaks of Legionnaires, effective water treatment is of paramount importance to those carrying out installation & maintenance of hot & cold water supply systems and to those who are responsible for managing the properties.

The course is primarily aimed at domestic and commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers, unless required. 

A certificate of attendance will be provided for each person on completion.

On-site Practical Legionella Training Course

The on-site Practical Training Course is designed for the people responsible for undertaking the day-to-day responsibilities. They should have previously completed the Legionella Awareness Course and understand the requirements of the ACoP Guidance Document L8, HSE guidance, British Standards and Water Regulations. 

The course is primarily aimed at domestic and commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers, unless specified.

Practical on-site training can include the following:

  1. Demonstration of where and how to take temperatures correctly – monitor initial temps prior to taking test after 1–2-minutes running.
  2. The correct use of thermometers and probes
  3. Identifying assets that have the potential to increase the risk i.e., dead legs/flexible hoses/TMV /expansion vessels/non concussive taps/IR taps etc.
  4. Flushing outlets (timeframes i.e., checking CWS temperatures until they stabilize to that of the incoming main)
  5. TMV servicing
  6. Inspections of CWSTs
  7. Purging of calorifier & expansion drain valves
  8. De-scaling of shower heads and hoses/ tap aerators etc.
  9. Undertaking other applicable maintenance checks as detailed table 2.1: checklist for hot and cold-water systems
  10. When to collect samples.
  11. Types of disinfection’s and when to use (thermal & chemical)
  12. Correct record keeping including escalation procedures.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for each person on completion.

Foundation Cooling Tower Training Course – Classroom Based

Our 1-day practical training course is designed to improve knowledge concerning control of legionella in cooling tower systems. Focused around the HSE’s technical guidance document HSG 274 Part 1 – The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Evaporative Cooling Systems – the course aims to increase knowledge regarding design, operation, water treatment, disinfection, inspection, testing & cleaning.

Industry experience is necessary, and candidates should have previously received Legionella / ACOP L8 Awareness training. Basic chemistry knowledge would also be an advantage.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for each person on completion.

IOS – Institute of Swimmers (Accredited) – Pool Plant Foundation Training Course – One day course

This is a one day course providing all the basics of water management and water safety. On completion, you will have the skills to test pool water, understand the factors that contribute to poor water quality, explain to bathers what can affect pool water quality, and understand the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness in and around the swimming pool.

This course is based on current best practice including HSG 179 “The Management of Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and PWTAG “Swimming Pool and Spa Water Treatment Quality and Standards” together with British Standards PAS 65 and PAS 39.

This course provides all the basics of water management and water safety ahead of attending the full Pool Plant Operators course.

Who is the course designed for?

Any frontline staff who complete daily water testing in swimming pools.

Swimming Pool Operators Course (2 Day)

The two day course is very popular with both local authorities, hotels, clubs and caravan parks. This course will be carried out on site and therefore site specific to suit the operation and also fulfil management’s obligation under the Health and safety at Work Act 1974 to provide employees with suitable information, instruction and training.
The Pool Operators Certificate course is based on current health and safety legislation, best practices in swimming pool plant operation with a mix of theory coupled with learning through practical activities that is more suited to today’s swimming pool environment.

The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and understanding of how the swimming pool plant and equipment operates and flexible enough to incorporate clients site specific information.

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