Training and Lecturing Services
WIPC can provide professional and up-to-date training in-house or at your premises through the provision of an authorising engineer (Water) or through one of our partner providers.
Some of the already successful and popular training courses include:
Water Safety Modules – Pseudomonas Awareness & Infection Control (1 Day)
This course is intended for those individuals or departments involved in water safety or water hygiene control, specifically in augmented or high dependency care settings such as healthcare providers, Primary Care providers, Hospice staff and estates. The course objectives are to introduce key aspects of basic microbiology, water safety through appropriate control measures, medical aspects of infections from pseudomonas and other pathogens found in water systems, and safe use and washing of medical devices. Upon completion delegates will be issued with accredited certification of competence.
Water Safety Modules – Legionella & opportunistic pathogens Awareness & Infection Control (1 Day)
This course is intended for those individuals or departments involved in water safety or water hygiene control. The course objectives are to introduce key aspects of basic microbiology, water safety through appropriate control measures, medical aspects of infections from legionella and other pathogens found in water systems. Upon completion delegates will be issued with accredited certification of competence.
Water Hygiene for Healthcare (2 Days)
The Water Safety Group should implement a programme of staff training to ensure that those appointed to carry out control measures, undertake associated monitoring and cleaning of outlets are appropriately informed, instructed and trained. It is also essential that they have an overall appreciation of the practices affecting water hygiene and safety. This course will lay the foundations and cover the required learning objectives for staff to comply with HTM04:01 Part B 6.27 – 6.30. On completion of the course delegates will be deemed competent and issued with a CP Designation Certificate from an Authorising Engineer [Water].
It is a requirement of Department of Health HTM 04:01 that all staff working on and with the water system including domestic, housekeeping and estates contractors have completed a water hygiene awareness training course.
What you will learn.
- Basic awareness on prominent waterborne pathogens such as legionella, pseudomonas, mycobacteria, Stenotrophomonas and their consequences.
- Clinical consequences of patient and staff infections from water borne pathogens (above)
- The routes of colonisation in building water systems including patient areas and the effect this has on patient safety and patient recovery
- Organisational governance arrangements in relation to water hygiene including roles and responsibilities of infection control staff, estates managers, housekeeping and contractors.
- The responsibilities of individuals to prevent the contamination of the water distribution system and water outlets and assisting in ensuring control measures in place are effective;
- The importance of an established water safety plan, the elements of a good water safety plan.
- The importance of personal hygiene and communicable diseases.
- An overview of water safety through good personal hygiene, Housekeeping procedures and clinical practises including appropriate control measures
- How to store and transport materials and tools to be used within the plumbing system of a healthcare setting
- An understanding of the importance and methods of disinfection and cleaning equipment/materials to be used on the water system
- Common ways in which water distribution systems, water outlets, components and any associated equipment can become contaminated through poor hygiene practises
- An awareness of basic organisation-specific control measures to reduce colonisation of water systems and patient transfer