Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at personnel involved in operating transportable, (benchtop), steam sterilizers. These may include Operating Department Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Nurses, Dental Nurses, Sterile Services Technicians, and any other person who are responsible for the decontamination of reusable medical devices.


To enable clinical & allied healthcare professionals working in local decontamination facilities or sterile services departments to operate transportable steam sterilizers as defined in British Standards and devolved National Health Service, (NHS), guidance.


 By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the complete reusable medical device decontamination process
  • Describe key decontamination roles and responsibilities
  • Explain the principles of operation of a benchtop sterilizers    
  • Explain the reasons for correct usage and loading of decontamination equipment
  • Describe and list daily and weekly testing for transportable steam sterilizers
  • Carry out daily & weekly testing
  • Complete & define the importance of log books for steam sterilizers
  • Operate benchtop steam sterilizers


This course is scheduled according to demand, or available as an onsite. If you are interested in attending then please contact us to be notified when an event is scheduled, or to discuss having this course run at your location.

Additional information

Practical exercises form an important part of this course, enabling delegates to achieve the training objectives. If delivered on-site the client must ensure that sterilizer equipment is made available and provide a permit to work in support of training.

Related courses

ST02 - Large porous load sterilizers - operators (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.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.


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Decontamination lab

The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.