New online Legionella training from Posturite

You can now train staff about the risks of Legionella online with our new e-learning course Legionella Essentials.

Legionella is a bacteria species that can be found in man-made water systems, air conditioning units, hot tubs and cooling towers. When airborne, Legionella can cause a serious lung infection called Legionnaires' disease. The symptoms are similar to the flu, and can include:

  • headaches
  • muscle aches
  • fever (of 40 °C or higher)
  • cough (with mucus or blood)
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • confusion or other mental changes.

Why is it important to manage Legionella risks at work?

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) sets certain standards for businesses to protect their work forces from Legionella risks. Failure to comply can result in fines, business closure and serious health and safety risks.

A significant proportion of Legionnaires' outbreaks could be prevented with more effective water management. Usually they can be attributed to process failure and human error. This is why it's so important to have suitable training and internal communication regarding the management of Legionella in the workplace.

Make Legionella training simple with e-learning

Our software and e-learning division WorkRite develops courses to help businesses keep their staff healthy and happy. We've developed Legionella Essentials as a fast, engaging way to make sure the relevant staff know about identifying and managing the risks.

Accessible, up-to-date content

Legionella Essentials complies with information and guidance set out by HSE. We've made this easy to follow and digest with clear language and illustrations.

Test yourself as you go

Cement your new knowledge as you progress through the course with regular multi-choice questions.

Real-life scenarios 

We use examples of situations users could realistically face to build a sense of context.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • What is Legionella
  • Legionella risks at work
  • Legionella risk assessments
  • Prevention and control
  • Summary
  • Test

Online management system 

When you buy any of our subscription packages you automatically have access to our unique online management system WorkRite, which is essentially the control room for all of your online learning. This intuitive portal will securely hold all of your employees' training data, creating a fully auditable trail of actions required or taken.

Choose from our subscription packages 

  • Basic - One course
  • Enterprise - All courses (including Legionella), but excluding WorkRite Agile
  • Agile - WorkRite Agile
  • Agile Enterprise - All 29 courses, including WorkRite Agile

Ready to find out more about Legionella Essentials?