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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.
CPD 2023 version ILM

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:

  • Module 1:
    - Background to Legionella / Scalding / Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
    - Who are the most susceptible;
    - Proven and frequent sources of LD / Pa;
    - Ecology of waterborne pathogens;
    - Control strategies for managing water safety risk.

  • Module 2:
    - Law [Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Health & Social Care Act 2008];
    - Regulations [MHSWR, COSHH, RIDDOR, WATER REGS];
    - Guidance [HSE ACOP L8, HSG274 Parts 1, 2 & 3, HTM04-01 Parts A, B, C, S/HTM04-01 Parts A to G];
    - Best Practice [Health Building Notes & British Standards];
    - Prosecutions examples and lessons learnt.

  • Module 3:
    - Understanding parts of a WSP / Design Control document and the involvement of the WSG at each stage;
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  • Module 4:
    - Lessons to be learned from poorly designed, installed, and commissioned projects and the implications of such instances including the lifelong effect on water systems.

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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. This is an open book assessment and there is pass mark of 70% required from the delegate.
Certificates will be issued once assessment has been marked and verified.
The cost above includes the price of a digital credential 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 and one of our staff members will be ready to help you.


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