Paragraph 50 of the HSE, ‘Legionnaires’ disease’ The control of legionella bacteria in water systems, Approve Code of Practice L8 states:
Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication are all contributory factors in outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease. It is therefore important that the people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.
Therefore, it is imperative that all those involved in the management and implementation of the control of Legionella bacteria within your organisation are fully trained and deemed competent to undertake their roles.
Please note it is your responsibility to:
- To assess the training needs and requirements of your staff, this can be in conjunction with Franks Portlock Consulting Ltd.
- To complete regular reviews of your staff training records, this can be in conjunction with Franks Portlock Consulting Ltd.
- To complete regular competence assessments for specific tasks and identify further training requirements and format, e.g., theory, practical, etc.
- To determine if the content of any training offered meets the requirements.