Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication can be contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. It is important that those people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.
As per the requirements of HSG 274 Part 2 : The Control of Legionella Bacterial in hot and cold water systems, the Duty Holder should specifically appoint a competent person or persons to take day-to-day responsibility for controlling any identified risk from legionella bacteria.
It is important for the appointed person, known as the responsible person, to have sufficient authority, competence and knowledge of the installation to ensure all operational procedures are carried out in a timely and effective manner.
The responsible person appointed to implement the control measures and strategies should be suitably informed, instructed and trained and their suitability assessed.
Regular refresher training should be given and the responsible person should have a clear understanding of their role and the overall health and safety management structure and policy in the organisation.
It is recommended that the nominated Responsible Person, Deputy Responsible Person and person(s) tasked with Legionella monitoring receive formal Legionella training commensurate with their responsibilities.
CLIRA offer a range of different training courses to suit your requirements, dates are avaialble for 2018 to book on via our Events page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/clira-water-hygiene-specialists-17018677625 .
Our training courses are held at our Head Office in Shrewsbury. We are close to local transport links and ammeneties with ample free parking and facilities. But don't worry if you can't make it to us get in touch about how we can deliver training courses at your place of work.
Legionella Awareness Training
Duty Holder Training