Legionella Disease

This course will help you understand the potential risks, responsibilities, and relevant standards regarding the management of Legionella bacteria and how it can cause illness.

Course Content

An Introduction to Legionnaires Disease

This section introduces the learner to the course. It explains what Legionnaires disease is and what bacteria causes it.

Module 1 – Sources of Legionella

This section of the course concentrates where legionella bacteria lives and how it can be found. It looks at the nutrients that Legionella needs to multiply.

Module 2 – Employers Responsibilities

This section of the course covers what the employer’s responsibilities are when it comes to minimising the risk of legionnaire’s disease and the relevant legislation relating to this. It also looks at what high-risk groups there are, and the risk assessments that need to be in place.

Module 3 – Health and Safety

In this final section, you will cover what PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is needed when undertaking tasks that may cause a risk to health. It also looks at other tasks which can be considered as a risk if not undertaken safely, such as working at height and working in confined spaces.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what Legionella is
  • Identify the symptoms of Legionella
  • Explain where it is found
  • Explain how people can become infected
  • Explain how to control the Legionella bacteria
  • Explain what the managers’ and employers’ responsibilities are
  • Carry out risk assessments and keep relevant records
  • Explain the relevant legislation
  • Explain relevant health and safety issues relating to PPE, working in confined spaces and working at height


120 minutes


Member: £23+VAT per person, Non-Member: £27+VAT per person

All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

Please contact the SOFHT Office for further information on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email admin@sofht.co.uk