Legionella Awareness Training – When Did You last Update?
Did you know that the latest HSE Guidance was updated in April 2014?
The Approved Code of Practice (L8) underwent a major revision during 2013, and is now supported by very specific guidance documents – HSG 274 parts 1, 2 and 3, the last of which was published in April 2014. This means it is very likely that your management and control systems need reviewing.
Evidence from recent HSE inspections has shown very strict interpretation of the details of new requirements, with a particular focus on sites with evaporative cooling systems.
Awareness training is a key part of ensuring your controls are compliant – Airmec Legionella Awareness training can help ensure you are up to speed with the latest advice.
ACOP L8 specifically refers to:
- Risk Management – employers must take reasonable steps to ensure that any control measures are properly used and applied. This requires having arrangements in place for the management of health and safety, having access to competent health and safety advice and providing employees with suitable training.
- HSE experience – inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication are all contributory factors in outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease. It is important that the people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.
- The duty holder – should ensure that all employees involved in work that may expose an employee or other person to legionella are given suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training. This includes information, instruction and training on the significant findings of the risk assessment and the appropriate precautions and actions they need to take to safeguard themselves and others.
- Training- an essential element of an employee’s capability to carry out work safely
- Cost effective on site training covering the ACOP L8 requirements
- Practical advice and guidance approved by the Legionella Control Association
- Peace of mind – confidence that your employees and organisation understands what to do and how to apply that knowledge
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