AFM course to look at risks from legionella

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

AFM is bringing a qualified legionella assessor to the island to educate property managers and landlords on the risk of the infectious disease.

The four hour course which will explain the roles and responsibilities concerned with legionella control within a building, what the disease actually is and help identify the risks associated with legionella and give practical advice on how to prevent outbreaks of the disease by controlling the bacterial growth and proliferation within a building’s water system.

‘It is a Health and Safety requirement, if you are an employer, landlord or property agent for commercial premises, then you need to consider the risks from legionella as outlined in the Approved Code of Practice AcOPL8,’ said AFM managing director Darren Etasse.

‘Legionella is present in numerous water systems but if regularly maintained and assessed, it can be controlled within the safe levels for human use and consumption. Legionella is a subject that requires continuous education and we are delighted to sponsor this course.’

The course takes place on Tuesday 13th November with start times of either 8.30am or 1.30pm and spaces are limited. All attendees will obtain the relevant accredited certification upon completion and more information is available from Karen Girdlestone on 01481 252111 or email

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