Legionella are naturally occurring bacteria. There are over forty different species, all of which are potentially harmful to humans. Legionella can cause a range of illnesses, including the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease.
When the bacteria enter man-made water systems, suitable conditions can encourage growth and reproduction to levels that pose a significant health risk. Understanding the conditions that encourage legionella growth, and the maintenance and monitoring procedures that can be put in place to minimise the risk, is essential to maintaining a safe water systems and protecting against infection.
Course duration: 30 minutes
The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects: