1. On-site Audits

    Compliance with best practice and current legislation.
  2. Risk Assessments

    Independent risk assessments.
  3. Legislation

    Approved Codes of Practice

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£228.00 including VAT

Water Hygiene Training in Healthcare building water systems

(ACoP, HSG274, HTM 04-01)  

1 day course

The revised HTM04-01 Safe Water in Healthcare Premises, May 2016 guidance states that is important that individuals are aware of their duty to protect the health of patients, staff and visitors. This course will address the training requirements called for in the new document and will encompasses all 15 topics outlined in HTM04-01 to ensure staff are fully up to date and compliant.

The course has been designed for all individuals involved in water hygiene including those responsible for housekeeping tasks such as outlet flushing and the cleaning of wash-hand basins, through to maintenance staff and individuals who define strategy and develop procedures. Candidates will have an overall appreciation of the practices affecting water hygiene and safety.

The course objectives are to enable delegates to acquire knowledge of waterborne pathogens and apply that knowledge in managing waterborne pathogens in building water systems.

Delegates will acquire the knowledge and skills to:

Be aware of the occurrence and identify the nature and sources of waterborne pathogens and the diseases they cause.

Recognise how waterborne pathogens can colonise and cause problems in water systems.

Be mindful of which laws and standards should be observed to manage waterborne pathogens.

Value what an organisation has to do to comply with the law using water safety groups and water safety plans.

Have a good understanding of healthcare building water systems and the design and selection of outlets and fittings.

Understand the requirement for clinical and engineering risk assessment and how to protect vulnerable patients by reducing risks using best practice advice and preventative measures.

Be aware of decontamination, disinfection, cleaning equipment procedures and hygienic installation and storage practices.

Appreciate the impact of getting it wrong !