Eastwood Park confirmed as IHEEM AE Conference official sponsors

This month Eastwood Park will be sponsoring IHEEM’s Authorising Engineer Conference taking place in Birmingham on 15 March 2017.

Acknowledging the significance of the event for Authorising Engineers, Eastwood Park’s involvement in the development of the current AE (Decontamination) Competency framework1 and support provided to IHEEM over the years with the Authorising Engineers training programme2, it is appropriate that Eastwood Park is the main sponsor. Eastwood Park’s CEO, John Thatcher will also be attending and speaking at the event.

This one-day conference will be open to delegates from both the public and private sector and will feature cross disciplinary presentations and discussions relevant to attendees from the four IHEEM AE Registers: Decontamination, Electrical, Medical Gases and Water.

On announcing the sponsorship, Eastwood Park’s – Chief Executive, John Thatcher said: ‘Eastwood Park is delighted to provide sponsorship for this important forum, having been the training provider working with IHEEM for many years; particularly in the development of the new AE (D) Competency Framework and the Authorising Engineers’ training programme’.

IHEEM’s Chief Executive, Julian Amey, emphasized his strong support for Eastwood Park’s key role in supporting this significant event: ‘Eastwood Park is an established world-class healthcare and facilities management training provider with a long relationship with the Institute. Having them sponsoring and supporting the launch of the IHEEM AE Conference is great news. As the UK’s largest specialist professional Institute for the healthcare estates sector, IHEEM, like Eastwood Park, is keen to develop partnerships with key stakeholders in the sector, to reinforce this and also highlight the work of the Institute’.

Speakers from across the healthcare estates sector, including representatives from NHS Trusts, Eastwood Park and the four IHEEM AE Registration Boards, will be using case studies and sharing their experience to help facilitate discussions.

This event will enhance your CPD by ensuring you are kept informed of the latest guidance and will provide a valuable opportunity for you to network with your peers. To register for the event contact IHEEM directly and read more about Eastwood Park's sponsorship of the conference on IHEEM's website.



1 Authorising Engineering (decontamination) Competency Framework

All AE(D)s wishing to register with IHEEM are assessed under a competency framework developed and agreed with IHEEM and managed by Eastwood Park Training, a unique programme with IHEEM that involves a rigorous assessment of competencies and skills.

2 Essentials for Authorising Engineers (AEF)

Eastwood Park's Essential for Authorising Engineers course can count towards the registration requirements to become an Authorising Engineer (AE) with the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM).