Authorised Person: Water


This course is designed for those that are nominated the Authorised persons within healthcare premises for safe water.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme


Authorised Person: Water Training Overview

This course will cover the required relevant learning objectives for staff to comply with:

  • HTM 04-01 Policies and Principles of Healthcare Engineering
  • SHTM 04-01 Water Safety for Healthcare Premises Part G

Who is our Authorised Person: Water Training suitable for?

This course is for authorised competent estates staff, managers and contractors involved in the safe management of hot and cold-water supply, storage and distribution systems.

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Course Information

  • Legislative/local governance and relative regulations applicable to their healthcare estate
  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • Never events
  • Governance and management responsibility
  • Safe working practices and processes
  • Water safety group
  • Water safety plan
  • Risk assessment, identification of statutory and non-statutory requirements
  • Written control scheme
  • Emergency planning
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella Bacteria (Species)
  • Stenotrophomonas
  • Mycobacterium Chimera
  • Clinical consequences of patient and staff infection
  • Appointment of an AP
  • Role within Water Safety Group
  • Adequate and documented training of personnel employed in the design, operation and maintenance of engineering services (including maintenance personnel and contractors)
  • Implementation of relevant risk assessments surveys
  • Manage and implement risk assessment recommendations
  • Provide a safe hot and cold water supply systems (including cooling systems, humidification, rainwater recovery systems, private water supplies)
  • Establish and audit appropriate of methods of collating monitoring records
  • Establishing a robust method of recognising and acting on non-compliant data (including responses to noncompliant microbial sampling data)
  • Actions and safe systems required to respond to emergency situations
  • Managing temporary closures of wards and sections of contaminated water supply systems
  • Ensuring hydrotherapy pools and spa pools are maintained and monitored in accordance with legislation and guidance
  • Maintain a compliant building management system and building energy maintenance system
  • Disinfection of appropriate equipment and systems
  • Collaboration with the WSG and infection control in microbial monitoring of water systems
  • Compliance of legislation and Regulations for water distribution systems (HTM 04-01)
  • Learn about the different waterborne pathogens, along with their transmission routes around the buildings water systems and equipment
  • Other water safety issues in a distribution system including physical and chemical contamination
  • Methods of preventing contamination and cross-contamination within healthcare premises
  • Responsibilities of different personnel to prevent contamination within the buildings
  • Sampling requirements and methods to ensure accurate results, including interpreting the results and remedial actions
  • Risk assessments and the importance of getting a suitable and sufficient one completed by an authorised person
  • Logbook records and auditing processes
  • Looking at the role of the Water Safety Group and the Water safety Plan within health care premises

At the end of the training each delegate undertakes a multiple choice assessment consisting of 20 questions, with 15 correct answers achieving a pass grade (75%).

Where facilities permit, assessment is completed online to enable faster processing of results and certification.

On successful completion of this Authorised Person: Water Training, you will receive a City and Guilds Accredited Programme Certificate.

A digital certificate will be made available for you to download normally within 48hrs of successfully completing this course.

Paper copies of certificates can be supplied subject to a small administration fee.

This will need renewing every 2 years.

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