WMSoc Training Courses - Landlords & Letting Agents Legionella Risk Assessment Training - W036



City & Guilds accredited
ONE-DAY COURSE: 9am - 5pm
Lunch and refreshments provided

Printed delegate materials provided

  • Owners of buy-to-let properties.
  • Managing agents and landlords in the rental property market.
  • Plumbers.
  • Managers and owners of small hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, and simple student accommodation etc.
  • By attending this course, delegates will be given information to ensure they can comply with the ACoP L8 and technical guidance HSG274 Part 2. Link to HSG274 document.
  • To give practical guidance on basic legionella risk assessment of simple water systems in domestic and residential properties.
  • To highlight the importance of compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Background, history, microbiology and legislation relating to legionella and Legionnaires’ disease (legionella awareness training).
  • Information on how to comply with ACoP L8 and technical guidance HSG274 Part 2.
  • Types of systems risk assessors, owners and managers may encounter (with photographs and diagrams to show typical systems).
  • How to produce a basic legionella risk assessment for simple systems, and where a more complex risk assessment will be needed, including details on recommended control methods and actions needed to ensure control.
  • Discussion on the alternatives of the management and re-letting of voids/empty properties.
  • Discussion on the actions that are to be shared between landlord and tenant.
Includes instruction in the Practical Training Area where 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.
This session allows delegates to see and understand hot and cold water systems, how to take water temperatures and where to take these readings. Delegates will also have the opportunity to inspect tanks and report and make recommendations on actions required to minimise risks during the practical exercises. 
Prior to attending the course, delegates are asked to examine their own water systems at home. This will familiarise themselves with the different components that can be found in typical domestic premises including tanks, water heaters, hot water cylinders, boilers, taps, mixer taps, showers, thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) and various types of valves.
40 minute written exam with practical assessment counting for 40% of the marks for this course. Overall course pass mark of 70%. A resit is possible for anyone failing the exam for an additional fee.
6 CPD points awarded.
Visit HSE website for further information on Legionella and Landlords' responsibilities.

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

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