The Health Technical Memorandum HTM 04-01 (2016) ‘Safe water in healthcare premises’ requires adequate training provision for any person working on the water distribution systems or cleaning and flushing water outlets so that they can gain an understanding of the need for good hygiene.

Is this course for you?

This course has been specifically developed for those who need to understand water hygiene and microbiological control appropriate to their roles and responsibilities.

The course is particularly aimed at estates and facilities managers, supervisors and operatives who work with or on water distribution systems, outlets, associated equipment including cleaning, flushing, maintenance and repair.

This course will also be appropriate for Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Infection Control staff and Contractors

Aim

To enable attendees to gain an understanding of the importance of managing water hygiene risks and the application of the relevant best practice guidance HTM 04-01 (2016) to achieve compliance and to protect patients, visitors and staff whilst carrying out their roles and responsibilities.

Objectives

By the end of this course attendees will be able to :

  • State the requirements of legislation, regulation and mandatory requirements
  • Describe the prominent waterborne pathogens and the consequence of contamination of the water systems
  • Explain the ways in which water distribution systems, outlets, components and associated equipment can become contaminated
  • Describe the responsibilities of individuals to prevent contamination of the water distribution system and outlets and assist in ensuring control measures in place are effective
  • Understand the value of appropriate personal hygiene, cleanliness of equipment, tools, materials and storage
NHS

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 accredited programme status.

Facilities

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Classrooms

Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).

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