WMSoc Training Courses - Practical Legionella Risk Assessment Hot & Cold Water Systems Advanced - W265


City & Guilds accredited

ONE-DAY COURSE:  9.15am – 5pm

Lunch and refreshments provided

Printed delegate materials provided



This is a practical risk assessment course suitable for people with experience in legionella risk assessment of hot & cold water systems or those who have attended a legionella risk assessment foundation course.  Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the microbiology, history and legislation related to the control of legionella.  These aspects will only briefly be covered in the formal instruction, examination, to confirm candidates possess this knowledge.  



Students should attend W264 Legionella Risk Assessment of Hot & Cold Water Systems Foundation, or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending this course.

Students should attend W201 Legionella Control & the Law and W202 Legionellosis Causes and Impacts of Infection online courses prior to attending this classroom course.  Access to these online courses is included as part of this classroom course booking.



  • To discuss and experience the practical aspects of preparing for & carrying out a legionella risk assessment of hot and cold water systems.
  • To produce the Executive Summary and present findings.



  • Practical guidance on preparing for and carrying out legionella risk assessments.
  • Guidance on questions to ask and how to ask them when risk assessing.
  • Reviewing records, credibility and competence assessments.
  • Reporting & presentation of legionella risk assessment reports.
  • The requirements of BS8580-1:2019


The day includes students working in the Practical Training Area where they will be required to identify system non-conformances, interview the responsible person and issue an executive summary of their findings. The student's ability to follow instructions, work by themselves, work safely in respect to their own safety and the safety of others and account for their actions in a clear unambiguous written record will be observed and assessed.



45 minute written exam with work in the practical training area counting towards 40% of the exam result for this course.  Overall course pass mark is 70%. A resit is possible for anyone failing the exam for an additional fee.

6 CPD points awarded.



This course was previously listed as W024 Practical Legionella Risk Assessment

This course forms part of the Risk Assessment qualification route and is common to the Hot & Cold Water and Healthcare pathways for that qualification.



W203 An appreciation of Hot & Cold Water Systems (online course)

W204 Legionella Control of Hot & Cold Water Systems (online course)

W259 Temperature Monitoring, Sampling & Inspection of Hot & Cold Water Systems for Technicians

W268 Management & Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk in Healthcare Water Systems


For specific coverage on cooling systems see W266 Legionella Risk Assessment of Evaporative Cooling Systems.

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The Water Management Society ,
6 Sir Robert Peel Mill,
B78 3QD,
United Kingdom

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