Legionella awareness training

Prevent system and crew downtime; brush up your knowledge with this online Legionella course for maritime and offshore professionals. Get to (better) understand the principles of water treatment and identify critical components and potential hazards. This will raise your general level of legionella awareness and help you make the right choices for your onboard water processing solutions. Read more about this legionella training online.

Online course on threats and risks from Legionella

An outbreak of bacterial contamination can cause serious illness and result in operational downtime. As with all potential threats, Legionella prevention in hot and cold water systems is always better than a cure. We're happy to share our extensive knowledge with you as maritime and offshore professionals in this short yet in-depth Legionella course. Besides, read more about our on-site Legionella test kit and protect crew and passengers from potential outbreaks. This test kit gives fast results within 48 hours. So you make sure it is safe for use in showers on board and hot water systems.

When things go wrong...

Legionnaires’ disease was first associated with a ship as far back as 1977. Most incidents on board have been linked to vessels’ water systems and air-conditioning systems. However, in most cases the infection source and/or mode of transmission were hard to establish. Since crew and passengers disembark at different locations or stay in a hotel before or after the voyage, it is rather difficult to pinpoint the vessel as the actual source.

Onboard conditions stimulate Legionella growth

Vessels are vulnerable for contaminations due to a number of common onboard conditions. During this online Legionella cours you’ll learn how to identify critical components and potential hazards:

• Water temperature between 25 and 45 °C

• Stagnation (dead ends, un-used tap points, etc)

• Corrosion and nutrients such as iron or zinc

• Long and complex piping networks 

So, how do you handle an outbreak or indeed prevent one? Learn about these practical steps to reduce the Legionella risk on board and other topics in our online Legionella Awareness training, at a time and place of your own convenience. Get your Legionella knowledge up to date:

Register now  >>