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City and Guilds Courses with Clearwater

You may not be aware of it, but Clearwater Technology runs City and Guilds Legionella Control Training Courses. These focus on hot and cold water systems and the role of the responsible person. Here is a quick Q&A on the courses we run from the perspective of a trainee and the trainer.


The Trainee


What were your main objectives in attending the course?

To gain more knowledge on cooling tower operation and chemicals used, and to learn and understand more about the current legislation on Legionella for ACOP L8 (4th Edition).


Did the course meet your expectations?



How would you rate your experience overall of the course?

Very good - it was a comprehensive course, well instructed with real world experience.


Do you feel the course could be improved?

No, it was well presented with good content.


Do you feel you need any additional training?

I now want to attend the City & Guilds role of the responsible person course.


The Trainer


Why is it important to undertake this training?

Training is essential to ensure that any person with responsibilities in the control of water hygiene has sufficient knowledge and experience to carry out their duties confidently and competently. Suitable training is a direct requirement of COSHH, and a subject taken very seriously by the HSE.


What topics are covered in the training? 

We provide City and Guilds accredited training courses covering legionella awareness, the role of a responsible person, cooling towers and associated water systems and legionella control in hot and cold water systems.


How do you measure attendee satisfaction?

We use after training feedback forms, which are provided confidentially.


How often is the course content updated to ensure relevancy

Course content is updated as new information comes to light, or as codes of practice and guidance are updated. The issue of ACOP L8 (Fourth edition) and HSG274 Parts 1, 2 and 3 prompted a full review of all our training packages to reflect the relevant changes.


What are your instructors’ qualifications and how are they trained and evaluated?

Instructors are all qualified with City & Guilds certification, backed up with many years of experience. All trainers follow a 'train the trainer' procedure, where first they observe training, then deliver part of a course under supervision, followed by a full delivery of training with supervision. They are then able to deliver training solo. A pre-requisite is a thorough background with relevant experience.


City and Guilds training courses

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