Legionella and Water Safety

Our online Legionella and Water Safety course explores the danger of exposure to Legionella and lead in water

Key Learning Points:

  • What Legionella is
  • Why it is important to protect employees from Legionella
  • What Legionnaires’ disease is
  • The importance of providing safe water systems
  • The dangers of lead in water

Course Overview

Water safety is one of the most important aspects of workplace health and safety.

Our Legionella and Water Safety course explores the characteristics of Legionella and raises awareness about how the disease is caught and transmitted, particularly in working environments.

It explores in detail what your employer’s legal responsibilities are when it comes to controlling the Legionella bacteria and offers advice on how to achieve water safety in the workplace, including monitoring lead levels in water systems.

Course Details

  • Suitable for employees and managers who are responsible for water safety
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Legionella and Water Safety course is broken down into three modules.

Our Legionella and Water Safety course is broken down into three modules.

Introduction to Legionella

When Legionnaires’ disease develops after exposure to Legionella, it can cause serious illness and even death. This module explores what the bacteria is, the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and how exposure to the bacteria can cause it. When Legionnaires’ disease first develops, it can be easily mistaken for other health issues, so it’s very important to understand the symptoms.

How to control Legionella

This module of the course covers the employers’ legal responsibilities to protect employees from Legionella and how to control the bacteria in water systems that might be at risk of harbouring it. It also demonstrates to learners some of the ways in which to identify such water systems and to understand the relevant legislation that applies to these situations.

Water Safety at Work

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide safe drinking water for their employees. Employers are also legally required to protect them from any foreseeable health and safety hazard, including unsafe water systems. This module explores the requirements for water safety in the workplace and the dangers to employees of the presence of lead in water.

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

Do you know enough to keep people safe from Legionella? How much do you understand about water safety? Put your knowledge to the test. Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about water safety and Legionella. Pass with 80% or more to receive your certificate.

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
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  • 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 Legionella and Water Safety Training

When it comes to Legionella control, a lack of training, sub-standard communication and poor water safety management are contributing factors in outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease.

Those responsible for Legionella risk assessment and implementing a risk management policy for Legionella must be suitably trained in the appropriate control measures.

Employers have a duty of care to understand and manage Legionella risks and must comply with health and safety regulations on water safety.


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

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can be found in water and heating systems. Left untreated, it can cause serious health complications such as Legionnaires’ disease. It is important to know which systems are at risk of harbouring Legionella and what to do to prevent it from appearing.

There are several methods to control Legionella in water systems. One of the most common includes proper temperature control. Making sure water is kept at the correct temperature at all times makes Legionella less likely to multiply and cause health issues for the people using those systems.

Legionella can be present in both natural and man-made water systems. It is especially likely to multiply in places where the temperature allows it or where the water is stagnant rather than flowing. It is important to ensure water safety, especially in places where people are living, working or socialising.

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