Level 3 Legionella Control for Responsible Persons (RQF)

You are required by UK Health and Safety regulators to have designated people in your company who are competent to undertake Legionella control responsibilities.

To do this, they may need extra job-specific training to ensure they understand the rules around water and air hygiene and have the knowledge to manage the measures required for control of Legionella and ventilation systems. Providing this training means you are complying with the expectations laid out in H&S regulations and meeting your responsibilities.

The Legionella Control for Responsible Persons course is aimed at those with managerial responsibility for Health and Safety, who have sufficient authority, competence and knowledge of water systems and water hygiene management to interpret regulations such as the Approved Code of Practice L8:2013 and HSG 274 parts 1-3.

It’s a Level 3 Award from Highfield Qualifications, one of the UK’s most recognised awarding organisations and a global leader in compliance qualifications.

The course

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Ensuring delegates know of their individual roles, responsibilities and legal obligations
  • Growth requirements of Legionella, interactions with other microbiological species
  • Factors affecting the accumulation of biofilm
  • Effectiveness of chemical and non-chemical treatments against Legionella and biofilm
  • Temperature as a Legionella control method
  • Materials of construction, pipework installations
  • Water treatment, monitoring and commissioning
  • Design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of water systems
  • Other water systems such as spa baths and decorative fountains
  • Air conditioning system hygiene
  • Investigation of outbreaks and routine HSE visits
  • Consequences of non-compliance

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School of Rock
Water and air compliance expertise

Course delivery
Half-day and full-day courses

Group sizes to suit
4-15 delegates

UK-wide locations
Including London, Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen

Industry leading
A national provider of compliancy services

Oustanding course leaders
Industry-renowned tutors

Accredited certification
A Highfield accredited centre

Flexible training
On site, at an external classroom, or online

The road to compliance
Meeting your legal responsibilities


The total qualification time (TQT) and guided learning hours (GLH) for this qualification is 8 hours.

TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.


This qualification is assessed by learner workbook. This assessment model requires learners to provide a short response to prescribed questions within a workbook set by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the qualification syllabus.


On application.

  • At your site
  • At an outside venue
  • Via Teams
For more information please contact training@rockcompliance.co.uk


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    Please note:

    Should the client have to cancel the booking for any reason, the following charges apply:
    • Less than 21 days' notice - 50% of the course fee
    • Less than 48 hours' notice - 100% of the course fee
    • Non-attendance on the day of course for any reason - 100% of the course fee
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