Eastwood Park’s 2017-18 training dates now available
Our water hygiene training has been completely refreshed for 2017, and covers all the most relevant and up to date guidance, including HTM 04-01, ACoP L8 and HSG 274.
We are now offering courses for healthcare and non-healthcare staff, including (but not limited to) Technicians, Appointed Responsible Persons, those responsible for the control of Legionella and those responsible for managing, maintaining and monitoring hot & cold water systems in healthcare and non-healthcare premises.
HSE’s ACoP L8 and HSG 274 states employers must provide suitable information, instruction and training to employees (applicable to designers and installers too) likely to risk exposure to Legionella.
The recently published Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 (2016) includes recommendations for the safe management of water systems, the principles of the Water Safety Group (WSG) and Water Safety Plans. A stronger emphasis on staff competencies and the implementation of water hygiene awareness training, is a new addition. Our new water portfolio reflects this.
|Practical water safety for healthcare premises (ACoP L8 | HTM 04-01)||PWS||5 days|
|Practical water safety for healthcare premises refresher (ACoP L8 | HTM 04-01)||PWSr||2 days|
|Water safety for healthcare technicians||PWT||3 days|
|Water safety plans for healthcare organisations||WSP||1 day|
|Water safety & hygiene for water safety group||WSG||1 day|
|Water hygiene awareness for healthcare||WHA||1 day|
|Legionella responsible person||LRP||3 days|
|Legionella responsible person refresher||LRPr||1 day|
|Legionella awareness for technicians||LAT||2 days|
|Legionella control in cooling towers||LCT||1 day|
|Legionella/hygiene control for leisure & therapy pools||LCL||1 day|
|Legionella risk assessment||LRA||1 day|
|Legionella log book awareness||LLB||1 day|
Water Hygiene trainers
David Harper is an expert engineering authority on Legionnaires' Disease in the UK and abroad.
He has been instrumental in developing the water hygiene training at Eastwood Park and as a former HSE inspector his knowledge is often sought to assist with investigations.
David has written and published significant papers in many well-known and respected journals, both in the medical and legal field, as well as appearing on television and radio.
He is registered as an Expert Witness for the legal profession and provides training on the subject up to PhD level, which has led to him giving many talks, lectures, and workshops to all disciplines, across the globe.
David holds IHEEM’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his long service to the healthcare industry and more recently awarded Honorary Fellowship by SoPHE, the Society of Public Health Engineers for his services to water safety and combating Legionella.
Water Hygiene and Health & Safety
Water Hygiene and Estates & Facilities Management
With approaching 30 years experience in all aspects of water safety and hygiene and estates management in the healthcare sector, Mervyn has led the development of Eastwood Park's new portfolio of water courses for both healthcare and non-healthcare organisations.
Having recently left the NHS, as well as delivering training at Eastwood Park, he works with private and NHS organisations providing expert consultancy services as an Authorising Engineer (Water) plus other services and bespoke training.
He is a Fellow of IHEEM as well as a member of IHEEM's Authorising Engineers (Water) register; a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Member of the Water Management Society. His working experience in the healthcare sector enables him to offer his skills in water safety and the wider estate management fields.