Legionella Awareness

Legionella Awareness

ETD’s Legionella Awareness Course will show you how to protect everyone in your establishment from contracting this disease. 

The dangerous bacterium Legionella causes Legionnaires’ disease, an infection that can lead to pneumonia. The disease affects around 5% of those who are exposed to the bacterium, and 1/8 cases become fatalities. Warm aerosol producing systems often spread the disease. Therefore, all establishments using such systems must train their staff on how to protect themselves and others. 

ETD’s Legionella control training breaks down the complexities of this disease, making the risks and solutions easy to understand. Those most at risk of Legionnaires’ disease include diabetics, smokers, those who consume a high level of alcohol, those taking immunosuppressant drugs, those aged 45+ and those who have cancer, chronic respiratory disease or kidney disease.

What does the course cover?

  • What is Legionella
  • The results of being infected with the bacteria
  • Dangers associated with Legionella
  • Legionnaires Disease and its effects

Legionella Awareness Training Outcomes

  • What Legionella bacteria is
  • How people catch Legionnaires’ disease
  • How Legionnaires’ disease manifests
  • The dangers of Legionnaires’ disease
  • How to prevent exposure to Legionella
  • Legislation associated with Legionnaires’ disease
  • How to conduct risk assessments and audits
  • How to control Legionella bacteria in water systems
  • Maintenance and monitoring requirements

Courses Modules

  • Welcome to your Legionella Awareness Course
  • So, what is Legionnaires’ disease?
  • Medical aspects and the nature of the bacteria
  • Interactive activities
  • Legal obligations
  • Summary and final exam

Test & Certification

At the end of the Legionella Awareness Course, you will be given a 20-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. This certificate is valid for three years, at which point we recommend you take the Legionella Awareness Refresher Course every 12 months.


Main Course: Approximately 40 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exams). 

Complete your online Legionella awareness training from anywhere at any time, whether at home or in the workplace.