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Awareness of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems - self-paced
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 thrives 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.


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.
Intended Audience:
Staff and students including Heads of Department
Target Audience: All
01/01/1951 -  (Enrol between 01/01/1951 and Open) Enrol

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