Legionnaires’ disease or Legionella is a disease that is caused by exposure to the bacterium Legionella pneumophila which is found in man-made water systems. Symptoms are very similar to pneumonia and range from cough and fever to shortness of breath and headaches. People infected with Legionella will exhibit symptoms 2 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria, but it can take longer.
Legionella bacteria can cause serious health problems if levels become high. Premises with still or running water should be carefully checked in order to ensure that the water system is regularly maintained and safe to use. Legionella training courses by Bison Assist aim to make the owners of these premises aware of the dangers of this infectious disease, by helping them understand their legal and social responsibilities. Our courses, which are developed by health and safety professionals, are fully online and can be completed at your own pace.
Who should attend these Legionella training courses?
If you are responsible for a premises – no matter how big or small it is and regardless of the number of people working or residing in it – then you are responsible for their health and safety. Our thorough Legionella training course provides details on how you can identify potential Legionella risks and respond appropriately via a controlled risk assessment.
How is the course structured?
At Bison Assist, we provide online courses which you can take in the comfort of your own home. Our courses are cost-effective, do not have deadlines, are available 24/7, and therefore they won’t disrupt your normal working hours. Through these courses you will learn what Legionella is and how it can be transmitted, who is most at risk as well as treatments available. More importantly, you will learn about the legal responsibilities you have as well as what a risk assessment is and how to control your water systems to avoid stagnation.
Want to learn more about monitoring and reviewing Legionella control measures? Contact us today.