Legionella Online Training

This Legionella Online Training course covers:

  • The impacts of legionella bacteria on health.
  • The conditions that allow legionella bacteria to grow and spread in different types of water systems.
  • The controls needed to prevent Legionnaires’ disease.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Legionella bacteria are commonly found in natural water supplies such as ponds. When these bacteria have the opportunity to multiply in an industrial or domestic water system, they can become a health problem. If the bacteria are inhaled in contaminated droplets of water (aerosol) and settle in the lungs, people can become infected and develop Legionnaires’ disease or other conditions.

This course targets the water management jobs that front line workers do on a regular basis to break the chain of events that can lead to a death from Legionnaires’ disease.

This Legionella Online Training course takes on average 50 minutes to complete.

Course Content

This online Legionella training course explains what legionella is, how legionella bacteria grow, and how exposure to harmful levels of the bacteria can be prevented. Information is provided on symptoms to watch for and to report.

This Legionella eLearning course explains the need to break the chain from contamination of water to infection as part of the process of water systems risk assessment and management. Learners will see how the jobs they have been asked to do play a part in breaking the chain of events that can lead to illness and death from Legionnaires’ Disease.

Examples of tasks and typical frequencies are given for hot and cold water systems, evaporative cooling systems and other systems, such as spa pools, sprinklers and vehicle washes.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Legionella eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Legionella Online course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a Legionella course certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Legionella Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • L8 is the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on the regulations relating to the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. L8 refers to the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations for ‘information, instruction and training for employees.’
  • The EssentialSkillz Legionella online course provides training based on L8 and on the technical guidance provided in HSG 274 Parts 1, 2 and 3 (evaporative cooling systems, hot and cold water systems and other risk systems such as fountains and whirlpools) and HSG 282 (spa-pool systems).
  • This course should be supported by site-specific on-the-job training and supervision.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at those who do water management tasks. This could range from an office manager who has been asked to measure the temperature of tap water once a month, to a facilities worker with a range of dosing and testing tasks each day according to a written control scheme. It also provides a useful introduction or a refresher for someone appointed as the dutyholder or responsible person for Legionella control.

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