Legionella Awareness and Prevention

Legionella Awareness and Prevention

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Legionella refers to bacteria naturally found in the environment.

Any purpose built water system with the right conditions can become a breeding ground for this bacteria.

The Legionella bacteria is not airborne or contagious. It is contracted through the inhalation of aerosolized water droplets contaminated with the Legionella bacteria.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what Legionella is
  • Identify main areas of risk
  • Identify who is at risk
  • Understand the purpose and content of risk assessments
  • Respond appropriately  to prevent and control legionella