Legionella Control Health and Safety Training Course

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With over 10 years experience delivering legionella control training courses, Archer + Stone can make sure your facilities staff have the skills they need to carry out effective legionella control independently. By having the skills to carry out legionella control in-house, you'll save money year after year and minimise the risk of an outbreak of legionnaires disease on your site. This legionella control training course is an example of the health and safety training we offer.

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Legionella Control Health and Safety Training Course

  1. 1. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 1www.archerandstone.co.uk 1Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 1www.archerandstone.co.uk Archer + Stone Legionella Control training: “All you need to know to monitor your company’s risk” Karl Collingwood Over 10 years experience delivering legionella control training courses Book your face to face legionella training course today ...and equip your staff with the skills they need to carry out effective legionella control
  2. 2. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 2www.archerandstone.co.uk 2Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 2www.archerandstone.co.uk Legionella Control This Legionella Control presentation will cover: 1. Introduction & history of legionella 2. Legislation & legal aspects 3. Risks from legionella 4. Assessing the risk – your site risk assessment 5. Controlling the risk – on your site 6. Keeping log book records 7. Annual review & HSE auditing checklist
  3. 3. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 3www.archerandstone.co.uk Introduction Objectives • Ours = teach you enough to manage and control the risk of Legionella on your site • Yours = ? Aims • Aims when implementing this learning, ours = site & personnel are up to standard, risk minimised • Yours = ?
  4. 4. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 4www.archerandstone.co.uk What do you know? • Legionnaires' disease, legionella bacteria & • Myth busting time!!
  5. 5. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 5www.archerandstone.co.uk History of legionella • July 1976 American Legion Philadelphia • 182 cases, 29 deaths • Dr Joseph McDade isolated the bacteria • Common in water and soil
  6. 6. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 6www.archerandstone.co.uk Legislation & legal aspects • HaSaWA 1974 • Management of H&SaW Regulations 1999 • COSHH 2002 as amended • ACoP (& G) L8 Jan 2001 • Notification of Cooling Towers etc 1992 • RIDDOR 1995 • Safety Representatives etc Regulations 1977 • Corporate Manslaughter & Homicide Act 2007
  7. 7. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 7www.archerandstone.co.uk Employers' Duties • It is a legal requirement to take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk from legionella. • Non-compliance is not an option. • HaSaWA Section 2 – requires employers to provide plant and systems that are safe
  8. 8. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 8www.archerandstone.co.uk Everyone shares responsibility • HaSaWA 2 -duty to employees • HaSaWA 3 – duty to non-employees • HaSaWA 4 – duty imposed on those in control of the premises • COSHH Section 6 – risk assessment • 7- implement precautions • 8 + 12 – management • 6 + 9 – keeping records
  9. 9. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 9www.archerandstone.co.uk ACoP L8 • Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems • Approved Code of Practice and Guidance • Special legal status – If you are prosecuted for breach of Health & Safety law and you did not follow the Code, you will need to show you have complied with the law in some other way or the Court will find you at fault.
  10. 10. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 10www.archerandstone.co.uk ACoP L8 • Scope and Application • Risk Assessment • Management • Control Measures • Record Keeping • Responsibilities of others
  11. 11. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 11www.archerandstone.co.uk Management & Competence • Responsible person (and deputy) - sufficient status and authority, be stuitably trained, informed and instructed and have knowledge of the systems. • Competence – understanding, training, observable skills & knowledge to complete tasks properly and safely
  12. 12. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 12www.archerandstone.co.uk Exercise 1 Scenario: A case of Legionnaires' disease has occurred in the area near your site. What would happen if the authorities investigated and inspected your premises? Discuss
  13. 13. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 13www.archerandstone.co.uk Legionella bacteria To multiply (proliferate) favourable conditions: • Water temperature 20-45°C • Sludge, scale, algae, rust, organic material • Slimes, biofilms • Stagnation, low flow of water
  14. 14. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 14www.archerandstone.co.uk Route to infection Viable legionella present ↓ Aerosol, droplets created ↓ Inhaled by unsuspecting people (susceptible) ↓ Disease contracted ↓ Symptoms, outcome
  15. 15. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 15www.archerandstone.co.uk Legionellosis • Legionnaires' disease, Pontiac Fever, Lochgoilhead fever • Flu-like symptoms, dry cough, muscle pains, headache, dizziness, high temperature, fever & chills, some become delirious • Fatal in 12% cases
  16. 16. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 16www.archerandstone.co.uk Susceptibility • Older age, over 45, most cases 50-70 • Smokers, chest illnesses • Poor health, immunosuppressed • Kidney diseases, cancer sufferers • Hence nosocomial cases = acquired in hospital • BUT generally low risk 1-4%
  17. 17. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 17www.archerandstone.co.uk Risk Assessment • General 5 Steps to risk assessment • Legionella specific aspects • Site Legionella Risk Assessment
  18. 18. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 18www.archerandstone.co.uk Control Measures • Passive control measures • Active control measures • Monitoring programme
  19. 19. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 19www.archerandstone.co.uk Temperatures & Records • Hot Water • Cold Water • Log Book Record Keeping
  20. 20. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 20www.archerandstone.co.uk Exercise 2 Scenario: An employee seems weak at carrying out legionella control tasks, probably falsifying results to avoid carrying out the work. How would you deal with that situation? Discuss
  21. 21. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 21www.archerandstone.co.uk Practical Exercise Group A: Water outlets temperature checks Group B: Inspect site water systems
  22. 22. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 22www.archerandstone.co.uk Recap – what have you learnt? • Background & History • Route to infection, health issues • Risk Assessment • Control measures • Records
  23. 23. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 23www.archerandstone.co.uk Review & Auditing • Annual review of risk assessment and log book • Use HSE Audit checklist
  24. 24. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 24www.archerandstone.co.uk Research & Statistics Look at websites to review information • www.hpa.org.uk - general advice & epidemiological data • www.hse.gov.uk - select Legionnaires' disease • www.ewgli.org - The European Working Group for Legionella Infections
  25. 25. Legionella Control Specialists - We Make Sure You're Covered 25www.archerandstone.co.uk Archer + Stone Over 10 years experience delivering legionella control training courses Book your face to face legionella training course today ...and equip your staff with the skills they need to carry out effective legionella control Phone: 0845 867 4443 Email: Karl Collingwood Web: www.archerandstone.co.uk

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