The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course has been specifically designed for technicians/field service engineers to carry out the periodic testing of human waste container washer-disinfectors, or "bedpan washers", effectively and in compliance with the current standards and guidance.
To provide the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required in order to safely and effectively carry out the periodic testing required in compliance with current standards and guidance.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Explain the need for regular testing of a human waste washer disinfector.
- Identify and reference the appropriate documentation: NHS guidance
- List testing procedures required in accordance with the current NHS guidance.
- Carry out periodic testing.
- Complete test records and interpret results correctly.
- Calibrate and use data logging test equipment as a test recording device.
This training course is accredited by City & Guilds.
The course includes practical work on sterilizers and washer-disinfectors to help in the attainment of the objectives.
Depending on the role of the Test Person:
- WTM1 - Washer-disinfectors - periodic testing (to NHS guidance)
- WTM2 - Automated endoscope reprocessors - quarterly testing (to NHS guidance)
- WTM3 - Automated endoscope reprocessors - annual testing (to NHS guidance)
Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.
This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.
Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.
We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.
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How long will you hold provisional bookings for?
Provisional bookings will be held for one week (7 days) from the date of booking.
As we are facing a high demand for course places, we kindly ask you to confirm your place as soon as possible.
If you do not confirm this booking within this period, unfortunately we cannot hold the place for you and the provisional booking request will be removed from the system.
What kind of decontamination training does Eastwood Park offer?
Eastwood Park offers decontamination courses that fit into 3 main categories – for operators, management courses and engineering validation and testing.
What course should I take if I’m new to decontamination?
Our Introduction to Decontamination (IDO) course is ideal for anyone who has a need to know about decontamination but who is not familiar with it, providing you with a broad, high-level understanding of the purpose and constraints on decontamination practices and in particular the role of the sterile services department (SSD) in the broader healthcare setting.
Do I need to bring any documents with me?
Your joining instructions will state whether you need to bring anything with you to your course.
How do I find out your course availability?
To book one of our courses, call our sales team on +44 (0)1454 262777. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form on our website, after which we will contact you as soon as possible.
What are your terms & conditions?
You can view and download our booking terms and conditions here.