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Legionella Awareness

Legionella bacteria can cause serious harm to health if not properly controlled. This health and safety awareness course highlights the danger of Legionella, and how to prevent and control outbreaks.

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Course overview

Legionella bacteria can cause serious harm to health if not properly controlled. Outbreaks of the bacterium Legionella can occur where water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth. Therefore, harmful Legionella bacteria can develop in many buildings containing water storage or distribution systems.

Organisations responsible for buildings must meet the requirements of the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Legionnaires’ disease. If you are a building owner, premises manager, or maintenance worker, it is your legal obligation to keep staff away from these deadly bacteria.

Taking our Legionella awareness e-learning course is the first step in understanding the risks and preventive measures you can take when dealing with Legionella.

You can study Phoenix’s Fire Safety training course online. 

Who is this course suitable for?

The Legionella awareness course is suitable for anyone in charge or in control of premises, no matter the size or capacity. This includes:

  • Building owners
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Maintenance workers
  • Landlords
  • Letting agents

Course programme

The Legionella awareness course covers the following topics:

  • What is Legionella?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Legislation and legal responsibilities
  • Control processes, prevention, and risk management

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the Legionella awareness course:

  • Understand what Legionnaire’s Disease is, where it comes from, and how it affects people’s health.
  • Understand where Legionella can commonly be found and how to risk assess these environments.
  • Be aware of water hygiene safety measures to reduce the risk of a Legionella outbreak.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.

Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is R295.00 per candidate, per course. Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 0-24 users for R295.00 per person
  • Buy 25-49 users R195.00 per person
  • Buy 50-99 users R149.00 per person
  • Buy 100-499 users R99.00 per person
  • Buy 500-999 users R59.00 per person
  • Buy 1000 users R49.00 per person

Please contact our sales team on 0861 591 592 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places.

Popular FAQs

  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    Originally founded in the UK, we are one of the leading global providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.