Introduction to Legionella
Programme Coordinator: Lulanie Swanepoel
OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES
Legionella pneumophila, a previously unknown bacterium, was discovered to be the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ Disease - a type of pneumonia contracted by inhaling water droplets into your deep lung tissue.
It is important to know the facts, including risks and prevention, around Legionella as it is commonly found in hot and cold water tanks, hot tubs, cooling towers and other areas where water is aspirated.
The course will:
- Equip the participant with awareness about Legionella, water systems, country guidelines, result interpretation, poor practices and their responsibilities towards the monitoring of Legionella programmes.
- Background of Legionella
- Identification and assessment of the risk
- Managing the risk
- Control of Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems and evaporative cooling systems
- Preventing/controlling the risks from exposure to Legionella
- Guidelines of Country
- Result Interpretation
- Poor practices
- Sampling and understanding of how to control the risk of Legionella bacteria
- Documentation and Record Keeping
ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
To ensure that this course is valuable to your company, delegates must be comfortable communicating in English and need suitable reading and writing skills.
Presented in English
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Staff involved in:
- Maintenance Programmes
- Legionella Monitoring
- Health & Safety