Eastwood Park’s 2017-18 training dates now available
Our water hygiene training covers the most relevant and up to date guidance, including HTM 04-01, ACoP L8 and HSG 274.
We offer 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.
|Responsible | Authorised person practical water safety for healthcare premises||PWS||5 days|
|Responsible | Authorised person practical water safety for healthcare premises refresher||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 safety in capital projects||WCP||3 days|
Water Hygiene trainers
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.
Water Hygiene and Health & Safety
With over 25 years in the water industry, Mike brings vast experience and in-depth knowledge to our water hygiene courses. Mike founded his own company in 2005, providing Legionella services to a wide range of sectors including healthcare and housing. Mike became an independent consultant in 2014, spending his time training, auditing and supporting a number of NHS organisations as an Authorising Engineer.
His recent experience includes 5 years as a committee member of the Legionella Control Association and he is now one of their Company Auditors, working with member organisations to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct and raising standards across the industry. He is also a Senior Member of the Water Management Society and a Member of IHEEM, and has given technical papers at numerous events across the UK.
Mike’s qualifications include a HND in Engineering and an honours degree in Water Management; he is a Chartered Environmentalist and an Incorporated Engineer, and believes that higher standards of competence are founded on the provision of high quality training and self-driven professional development.