Water Safety:
Technical Training
Role of the Authorised Person - Design

Course Overview

Our new course to compliment our existing suite of Water Safety courses. This course is aimed at those members of the WSG who have a responsibility for managing projects / refurbishment from the concept and design stage through to completion - be it a new build through to a refurbishment and alterations to existing water systems.  This course would benefit those external organisations who are involved with the design and delivery of developments for their clients (i.e construction and architects).  The course is accredited with CPD and recognised by ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group.
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This course has been born out of several threads, the lack of Project Manager engagement with the WSG on new projects, the increasing number of projects which are being handed over to the operational estates team and clinical teams with fundamental flaws that need to be addressed with little or no involvement with designers or builders.  Finally, BS8680 Water Safety Plans has placed huge emphasis on the need for engagement with WSG and service users, accountability, specification, risk assessment and competency of all those in projects.

The course will provide an introduction on ‘water safety’ and waterborne pathogens outlining favorable conditions and how these can be linked with water systems.  What regulations and guidance documents exist relating to waterborne pathogens as well as standards and best practice guidance.  BS8680 details key design stages that needs to be considered, these will be outlined including examples of projects and their issues to demonstrate that there are lessons to be learnt!

It needs to be made very clear that this course is not about how to design water systems, disinfection processes, or detailed commissioning – this course is about getting it right at the design stage through engagement, risk assessment and clearly defined stages of a project.


Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Background to Legionella / Pseudomonas aeruginosa / Scalding;
  • Favorable conditions;
  • Susceptible individuals;
  • Control strategies for managing water safety risk;
  • Understanding law, regulations and guidance including:
    - HSE's ACoP (L8) and HSG Parts 1, 2 & 3
    - S/HTM 04-01  and supporting parts
    - British Standards
  • Water Safety Groups;
  • Role & Responsibilities of the AP - Design;
  • Water Safety Plans - the design control element of a WSP;
  • Lessons learnt;

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Course Details:

  Classroom Online
Delivery Method: Face to Face Microsoft Teams
Duration: Full Day Full Day
Cost: £425 + Vat £350 + Vat
Additional Info: Lunch & Refreshments included N/A
Payment Method: Credit / Debit Cards
Assessment: Course includes a marked assessment, measuring the delegates understanding of the course topics. There is no pass / fail mark;
Certificates will be issued once assessment has been marked and verified.
The cost above includes the price of a certificate from ILM, who are part of the City & Guilds Group.


Course Cancellations & Refunds
You may cancel your course and receive a full refund within 14 calendar days (cancellation period) prior to the date on which the course is to commence. Cancellations after 14 days will be liable for the full amount.

Equality of Access
The Water Hygiene Centre ensures that training course venues are accessible to all delegates. We encourage delegates to contact us in the case that they may require any additional support such as specialist training material or tutelage needs, so we can ensure no conditions hinder the participation of training. If you require assistance, or have questions about the course please call our office on 01993 840400 or email office@waterhyginecentre.com and one of our staff members will be ready to help you.

With the outbreak of a Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Water Hygiene Centre will follow government guidance on social gatherings and events.  Where we are unable to proceed with originally planned training your course will be postponed and all delegates will be offered a new date.  

For further information and to book please select a date below

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