Advanced Legionella

Our Advanced Legionella course provides a clear understanding of the science behind legionella and how dutyholders need to tackle it

Key Learning Points:

  • The risks and different strains of legionella
  • How and why to risk assess potential legionella sites
  • Legionella legislation such as ACoP L8 and HSG274
  • The role of dutyholders and the responsible person
  • Identifying the routes of infection and higher risk people
  • The importance of flushing water systems

Course Overview

Exposure to Legionella can cause serious health issues. In many cases, it proves fatal. Water safety is a vital component of health and safety procedures.

Our Advanced Legionella course takes an in-depth look at what Legionella is and the risks associated with it. It covers who is at high risk, the importance of completing a risk assessment and what control measures can be used to mitigate the risks.

It provides a companion course to our Legionella and Water Safety eLearning course.

Course Details

  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Advanced Legionella course is broken down into two modules and an assessment. These are:

Our Advanced Legionella course is broken down into two modules and an assessment. These are:

What is Legionella?

Building on the knowledge gained in our Legionella and Water Safety course, Advanced Legionella further explores what Legionella is and exactly why it can be so dangerous. There is more than one strain of Legionella and they all have varying degrees of risk involved. Knowing about them equips employers to minimise these risks.

Legionella Risks

Over fifty outbreaks of legionnaires disease have been recorded worldwide since 1976, and hundreds of individual cases are recorded annually. This module explores the different strains of Legionella (including the most virulent, legionella pneumophila strain serogroup 1), the routes of infection and who is most at risk from Legionella-related illnesses.

Legionella Risk Management

Health and safety legislation in the UK places a duty of care on employers to protect people from the risk of exposure to Legionella and inspecting, maintaining and servicing water management systems. This module explores the risk assessment process, the roles of dutyholders and the responsible person, and control measures.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about Legionella and water safety. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Advanced Legionella Training

Legionella exposure is a global problem. Hundreds of cases are reported every year. The UK saw significant outbreaks in 1985, 2002 and 2015, all of which resulted in loss of life.

As Legionella exposure is a risk that can be successfully managed, it is important people responsible for premises, homes and workplaces are aware of their responsibilities to ensure water safety.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

You prevent legionella in water by ensuring all water supplies, systems and equipment are properly maintained. Keeping water at the right temperature is important, as is preventing it from becoming stagnant. Regular inspections of all water systems are vital to make sure the risk of legionella exposure is low.

The dutyholder for Legionella is the person ultimately responsible for water safety. This could be the landlord of a property, the employer, a business owner or a building manager. The dutyholder must appoint a competent person to carry out risk assessments and look after the safety of water systems day-to-day.

You can get Legionnaires’ disease from a shower. As the disease can be caused by inhaling water droplets from contaminated sources, the spray caused by a shower is one way it is transmitted. To prevent this, showers should be cleaned and disinfected regularly, as should the attached water systems.

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