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Legionella Control Obtain City & Guilds Accreditation For Range Of Specialist Training Courses

August 26, 2014



Staying on top of water borne diseases becomes significantly easier this month with the announcement that Legionella Control International has just obtained City & Guilds accreditation for its specialists Legionella training courses (http://legionellacontrol.com/legionella-risk -management-services/legionella-training-courses), seminars and practical skills-based workshops.

Held both in classroom environments and online, the accredited Legionella training courses cover everything risk managers need to know about the prevention and control of this deadly water borne disease. As a global name in vocational education, City & Guilds brings the highest level of certification to the company’s range of accredited Legionella training courses. The organisation offers over 500 industry specific courses across the UK, with an average annual intake of two million new British students.

With the UK'sHealth & Safety Executive citing insufficient management, lack of training and poor communication as major factors contributing to outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, educating risk management staff should be of the utmost importance.

Jamie Tranter, General Manager at Legionella Control International said, “In order to prevent outbreaks of this serious lung infection, it is essential for risk managers, health and safety staff and engineering contractors to be given the right training in order to develop a complete awareness of the risks and their responsibilities in preventing and managing them. As well as initial training, knowledge should also be kept up to date with regular refresher courses. Our City & Guilds accredited courses offer an easy and accessible platform for risk managers of all levels to receive the specialist training and information they need to safeguard their workplaces against the risk of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.”

Each course has been specially developed to meet the needs of risk managers and contractors working at all levels of technical competence and experience. From company directors and facilities managers to health and safety specialists and engineering staff, the courses are ideal for ensuring those responsible for the control of Legionella related risks stay educated and competent.

Every accredited Legionella training course is delivered by industry veterans with several years of experience in the sector of Legionella control. As well as City & Guilds accreditation, Legionella Control International training courses are also approved by the Legionella Control Association (LCA), the main industry body. This gives course attendees the absolute peace of mind that they are receiving the highest standard of training the industry has to offer.

Courses include Legionella Awareness: Hot and Cold Water Services and Other Risk Systems; Responsible Person: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water Services and Other Risk Systems, and Legionella Refresher Training.

UK courses are delivered at locations across the country in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bracknell, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Central London, Manchester and Newcastle. International attendees are also welcome to join via the online sessions.

For those with specific training needs, Legionella Control International offers a bespoke City & Guilds accredited course creation service.

To find out more about London Legionella Control International, visit the website at: www.legionellacontrol.com

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Please direct press queries to Jade Cayton at Dakota Digital. Email jade@dakotadigital.co.uk (Rebecca@dakotadigital.co.uk) or Tel: 01623 428996 opt 3. About Legionella Control International: Legionella Control International are the global leaders in providing legionella risk management solutions. The company is operated by a team of experts providing independent and impartial consulting advice on all matters relating to the control, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease and legionella associated risks.



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