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Legionella Awareness

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Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal respiratory disease caused by bacteria that thrives in stagnant water.

The disease is acquired through inhalation of aerosolised water contaminated with the bacteria. Sources where temperatures allow the bacteria to thrive include hot-water tanks, cooling towers and evaporative condensers of large air-conditioning systems, such as those commonly found in hotels and large office buildings.

Highfield has developed this international qualification, geared towards raising awareness of legionella, as well as ensuring controls are put in place to prevent the outbreak/spread of the disease. Qualification specification can be found by selecting the links below.