Legionella Awareness – Cooling Towers

eLearning Course


Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by Legionella Bacteria in a water system. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) requires all “responsible people” to be competent. Water within cooling towers is heated, which is an ideal environment for Legionella bacteria to grow.

This eLearning course explains the background to Legionella, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be controlled.

It helps you to understand the risk that Legionella poses and aids the development of systems and working practices you need to implement.

Course Aims

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have knowledge about Legionella bacteria, where it is found and how it spreads.
  • Be able to identify the health risks associated with legionellosis.
  • Understand Legionnaires’ disease, outbreaks and control failings.
  • Understand the legislation and role of a responsible person.
  • Have knowledge of Risk assessment, Written Scheme, Review and Record Keeping
  • Understand the risk and control measures for cooling towers, including;
    • Types of Evaporative Cooling Systems
    • Considerations when managing a cooling tower:
      • Location
      • Design & Construction
      • Management & Treatment
    • Inspection
    • Monitoring and analysis

Who is this course suitable for:

Suitable for all people that need to understand Legionella risk in cooling systems. The course is ideal for those who work in building management, design and maintenance roles.

Courses are available for both UK & Ireland legislation.

Course Length:

Learners normally complete the training and assessment within 60 minutes.

Course Detail

Our Legionella Awareness – Cooling Towers training course contains 5 fully interactive training sections for the learner to work through at their own pace. The 5th section is a Legionella Awareness – Cooling Towers assessment to show understanding.

Each learner needs an individual e-mail. Courses can be taken on Desktop, Tablet or Mobile*.


Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will receive an email with their certificate.

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