Pseudomonas aeruginosa & The Water Safety Plan
The Health and Safety Executive expects organisations to have a “Written Scheme” for the prevention and control of legionellosis. The Department of Health also expects healthcare organisations to have a “Water Safety Plan”, arising from concerns about Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but with a much broader scope. The Water Safety Plan includes the requirements of the “Written Scheme”. It covers all aspects of water within the operations of the organisation.
This course deals with Part C of the HTM 04-01 addendum (2016), the requirements for and preparation of, the Water Safety Plan.
Topics covered on the course can include:
- Background to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the organism and its effects
- Augmented Care Units
- Legislation and guidance – COSHH, RIDOOR, Department of Health guidance, Part C of the HTM 04-01 on Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2016)
- Practices to avoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa problems – ward staff – medical, nursing, domestic
- Design control of water systems and their components
- Routine operation and maintenance of water systems
- The Water Safety Group
- Actions and timescales
- Monitoring and remedial actions
- Water Safety Plan models – the World Health Organisation and Drinking Water Inspectorate
- Conversion of our legionellosis risk “Written Scheme” into a “Water Safety Plan”?
- Scope of the plan – what is “Water Safety”?
- Relationship of the plan to other documents?
“An excellent course that should be a must for estates and infection control staff who have a responsibility for water systems”.
Peter Arnold, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust
“Excellent course, giving good sound knowledge of the subject”.
Trevor Edwards, ISS Facility Services Healthcare