Safety Services


Awareness of legionella bacteria in water systems training

This elearning training course is aimed at staff and students including Heads of Department to raise awareness of the risks from legionella in water systems that are managed by departments.

Course description

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium called Legionella pneumophila, hereafter referred to as Legionella. People catch Legionnaires' disease by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air which contain the bacteria.

Heads of Departments are responsible for managing the use of equipment connected to water systems, including appointing their own responsible person to help them manage the use of such water systems.

In addition to explaining the environments in which Legionella bacteria thrive and the dangers it poses, this eLearning will also inform you about the controls UCL has put in place to comply with relevant legislation and the role holders within UCL Estates who oversee the management of legionella.

All safety instructor-led training courses are delivered by our team of safety experts.


This eLearning course raises awareness of the risks from legionella in water systems that are managed by departments.

It provides information on the risks and risk factors associated with the presence of legionella in water systems, responsibilities and the required controls for prevention and management of legionella bacteria.

Target audience

Staff and students including Heads of Department.


Training courses are free to UCL staff however your Department will be charged £50 if you fail to attend when booked on a course.  Non-attendance at first aid courses will incur a higher non-attendance fee.

Late applications

If you have not received your confirmation notification from the MyHR Mailer please contact Safety Services on 020 3108 8592 or email to safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk.

External delegates

Places to external delegates are only offered if there is spare capacity on an instructor-led course.

Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list stating the course title and date you wish to join. 

To book

Enrol →

Last updated: Friday, June 11, 2021