Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).
The recently introduced Health Technical Memorandum HTM 04-01 (2016) ‘Safe water in healthcare premises’ requires healthcare organisations to establish a Water Safety Group. The group should ensure that there is the appropriate expertise familiar with all water systems and associated equipment, factors that may increase risk of waterborne pathogens and have knowledge of the particular vulnerabilities of the at-risk population within the facility.
Is this course for you?
This course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of new and established WSG’s and is particularly suitable for estates, infection prevention and control and facilities representatives who sit on the Water Safety Group
To present the essential information contained in Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 (2016) ‘ Safe Water in Healthcare Premises’ in a concise and easily assimilated form
To enable attendees to gain an understanding of the management of water distribution systems and associated equipment in healthcare buildings to ensure patient and staff safety in respect of the microbiological, chemical and physical risks associated with water systems and the application of the relevant best practice guidance HTM 04-01 (2016) to achieve compliance.
By the end of this course attendees will be able to:
- State the physical, chemical and microbiological water related hazards
- State the governance and accountability requirements
- Identify the breadth of risk assessments required for the Water Safety Plan
- Define the microbiological sampling and monitoring requirements
- Recognise the legislative requirements and regulations applicable to water distribution systems
- Have an awareness of water distribution systems and associated equipment and the associated hazards
- Describe appropriate remedial actions
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.
What refresher training will I need?
Appropriate and regular refresher training is a requirement for all those with roles and responsibilities in respect of water distribution systems and associated equipment in healthcare buildings ensuring patient and staff safety in respect of the microbiological, chemical and physical risks associated with water systems.
ACoP L8 and HSG 274 states the Responsible Person (Water) should receive 'regular refresher training’, this is generally accepted as being appropriate every two to three years.
How do I find out your course availability?
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