Management - Pseudomonas aeruginosa & the Water Safety Plan Training

Course under review pending BS 8580-2 Water quality. Part 2: Risk assessments for waterborne pathogens, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa Code of practice

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 regarding Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but with a much broader scope. The Water Safety Plan will also include the requirements of the “Written Scheme”. It covers all aspects of water within the operations of the organisation.

This water safety training 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 – engineering or clinical 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 a legionellosis-based “Written Scheme” to a “Water Safety Plan”?
  • Scope of the plan – what is “Water Safety”?
  • Relationship of the plan to other documents


Course Details

  • Duration: Full Day
  • Cost: On request;
  • Delivery Method: Trainer presentations, group activities and delegate manuals;
  • Group Size: Maximum of 16 Delegates;
  • Certificate: A Certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course



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“An excellent course that should be a must for estates and infection control staff who have responsibility for water systems”.

Peter Arnold, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust

“A very dry subject that was presented very well.  Good for networking and listening to others ideas of how they have addressed the issue of Pseudomonas.  Thank you for an enjoyable day.”

Angela Hallas, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“Very informative and well presented”.

John Clarke, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“Really informative day”.

Claire Guise, Marie Curie

“Very good, well recommended".

Thomas Butler, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

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