Course Overview

Our IPC colleagues and clinical teams have been and continue to be stretched to the limit, even more so over the past 2 years and their time is a precious resource.  

Recognising there is the need to continue with proactive water safety management, this 30 minute briefing session has been tailored to provide a salient overview of waterborne pathogens and strategies for their management and what can be done to minimise the risk associated with them.

Delegates are provided with a completion certificate at the end of the course.   

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Topics covered on the course include:

  • Waterborne pathogens - history, current cases reported and reports on when things go wrong...

  • Factors that encourage Legionella and Psuedomonas aeruginosa growth within water systems

  • Routes of transmission and possible contamination of water systems

  • An overview of the law, regulations and guidance applicable to waterborne pathogens

  • Role of the IPC teams with water safety

  • Control strategies that can assist with minimising growth of waterborne pathogens in water systems

  • Identification and management of little used outlets

Course Agenda

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    • Course Content

    • Quiz

    • Feedback

More than one delegate?

If you have multiple delegates please complete our bulk booking form or contact us on 01993 840400 or

The Need for Appropriate Training

Water Safety & Legionella training for Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control [IPC] staff have an increasingly key-role to play in today’s water safety management approach within Healthcare property environments. Even before the 2006 publication of HTM04-01 that highlighted: "The infection control officer, or consultant microbiologist if not the same person, is the person nominated by management to advise on infection control policy and to have responsibility for the maintenance of water quality.”

Who are we?

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance. We are proud to have developed a reputation based on independence, free from any vested interest, and with a high quality of service provided to our clients. The Water Hygiene Centre has a wealth of experienced, qualified and dedicated water hygiene and legionella consultants all of which offer unbiased advice. Our collective experience includes Microbiologists, Biologists, Health & Safety Managers, Risk Assessors, Engineers and Building Services Professionals.