BOHS P901 Management and Control of Building Hot and Cold-Water Services

Course objectives

To provide an overview of legionella bacteria risk, and how it can be controlled in hot
and cold water systems in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Target audience

  • Water system technicians and operatives.
  • Responsible persons for domestic hot and cold water systems (e.g. building and
    facilities managers, duty holders, maintenance staff).
  • Legionella consultants.
  • Occupational hygienists and health and safety managers.

Pre-course entry requirements

Candidates should have:

  • Prior knowledge of controlling legionella risk in domestic hot and cold water
    systems. Completing the P900 Foundation course would also fulfil this
  • A basic understanding of the following HSE guidance documents:
    • L8 (latest version), Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella
      bacteria in water systems
    • HSG274 (latest version), Legionnaires’ disease Part 2: The control of
      legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems

Course content

  • Introduction and history of the legionella organism.
  • Legislation and guidance.
  • Risk assessment of water systems.
  • Operational control.
  • Outbreak investigation procedures.
  • Record keeping.

Course duration

1 day.

Course assessment

Candidates must pass a BOHS Written Theory examination.