The recently introduced Health Technical Memorandum HTM 04-01 (2016) ‘Safe water in healthcare premises’ requires healthcare organisations to adopt a holistic approach to water safety management. To assist with understanding and mitigating risks associated with waterborne hazards in the water distribution systems and associated equipment, healthcare organisations are required to develop a Water Safety Plan.

Is this course for you?

This course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of attendees who will be required to assist in the development of Water Safety Plans.


To provide attendees with an understanding of the recommendations and requirements of the best practice guidance HTM 04-01 (2016) ‘Safe Water in Healthcare Premises’ and to apply these to the development of Water Safety Plans.

Understand the value of communication, training and competency assessment framework.

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


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

  • State the physical, chemical and microbiological water related hazards
  • Have an awareness of water distribution systems and associated equipment and the associated hazards
  • State the governance and accountability requirements for the Water Safety Plan
  • Describe the requirements for suitable management and control systems
  • Identify the breadth of risk assessments required
  • Define the microbiological sampling and monitoring requirements, microbiological techniques (rapid PCR, MALDI-TOF) and interpretation of the results
  • Recognise the legislative requirements and regulations applicable to water distribution systems
  • Describe the required documentation for monitoring and control
  • Describe available remedial actions and develop action plans

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.


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


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