WIPC Consultancy can provide an Authorising Engineer (Water), who will act as your independent and impartial consultant, providing advice and support in accordance with relevant guidance to ensure that the water systems and management and clinical governance in place is fit for purpose.
With Health Facilities Scotland and NHS Services Scotland pushing for NHS Boards to Adopt HTM04:01 and the cessation of SHTM 04 guidance, NHS Estates and Infection control must ensure that they seek appropriated consultancy from a qualified and experienced Authorising Engineer to help navigate and manage the significant changes required to move from simple Legionella control to holistic management of water borne pathogens and their clinical consequences.
This is to confirm that water safety and hygiene is of a suitable standard and to ensure that public and patient safety from water borne pathogens is never compromised. The Authorising Engineer services provides assurance in line with Health Technical Memorandums, The Health and Social Care Code of Practice for the prevention of Infections, HBN’s and other guidance as appropriate to the setting.
The service includes but is not limited to: