History of Legionellosis – LC1

The History of Legionellosis, training module LC1 is the first of our compulsory online training courses and forms an essential part of our legionella training programme. The course provides a good  introduction to the subject and covers a number of fundamental issues that help to develop a sound basis for further study of those issues around the subjects of Legionnaires’ disease and the management of legionella risks in water systems.

Subjects Covered in Module LC1

  • What is Legionnaires’ disease?
  • A review of those identified legionella species.
  • Details of major UK cases of legionellosis.
  • Details of international outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.
  • An expert viewpoint.
  • The causal chain of Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Where is legionella bacteria is found?
  • What is Legionellosis and how do people catch it?
  • What are the growth conditions for legionella bacteria?
  • The legal framework of control.
  • Do we have effective risk management controls?
  • A review of UK legionella legislation and sources of guidance.
  • Legionella legislation worldwide
  • International legionella standards for cooling water
  • Practical guidance for carrying out a legionella risk assessment.
  • Practical guidance for managing the legionella risk.
  • Practical guidance for the implementation of control schemes.
  • Controlling legionella bacteria using temperature.
  • A review of major known foreseeable risk systems associated with legionella.

Examination Details

This training module concludes with a multiple choice style examination comprising 2 sections, each section containing 10 questions selected from the course material (total question count is 20).

The duration of the examination is 40 minutes and the pass threshold is 70%.

3 examination attempts are allowed.

Course Pricing

Training package – modules LC1, LC2 & LC3 – 1 user licence = £199*

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