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Introduction to The Risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Other Waterborne Pathogens (WH011)

£295 + VAT
1 Day
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
Our 1 day City & Guilds training course will introduce you to Pseudomonas aeruginosa - its risks, habitat and subsequent control methods. This course has been designed to provide a proactive solution to Pseudomonas aeruginosa rather than a reactive approach. We will provide you with an understanding of effective hygiene practice and water management to ensure the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is kept to a minimum. The course will align with BS8580-2 Risk Assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other waterborne pathogens - CoP.

Upon completing this course you will have gained a more informed understanding and increased knowledge of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to help in carrying out water risk assessments in a healthcare environment and contributing to the Water Safety Plan.
Who is This Course For?
This Pseudomonas aeruginosa training course has been designed as an entry point for anyone needing to further their water hygiene knowledge to include other waterborne pathogens. This course has been developed inline with HTM 04-01, and BS58580-2 ensuring that you have the most up to date knowledge and is directly applicable to the healthcare environment.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Thu, 17th November 2022 Thu, 17th November 2022 York £295
Wed, 8th February 2023 Wed, 8th February 2023 Slough £295
Wed, 15th March 2023 Wed, 15th March 2023 York £295
Thu, 1st June 2023 Thu, 1st June 2023 Slough £295
Wed, 28th June 2023 Wed, 28th June 2023 York £295

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Water Systems - Background
  • Clinical Understanding of Pseudomonas
  • Vulnerability and Susceptibility of Patients
  • Relevant Statute Documents and Requirements of HTM 04-01
  • Introduction into the Water Safety Group - Responsibilities
  • Control Measure and Water Safety Plan
  • Water Sampling Requirements and Necessary Actions
  • Records and Reports
  • Written Course Assessment
  • An introduction to Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • A clinical understanding of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Requirements of HTM 04-01 Part C
  • Understanding the requirements of BS58580-2 in the water risk assessment process
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the environment
  • Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hot and cold water systems
  • Sampling methods for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and subsequent actions
  • Course assessment
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
There are no pre-requisite requirements to attend this course and everything is provided for the course duration
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Course Training Team


Tony Green

Water Hygiene Training Manager

Tony is a Water Hygiene Training Manager with over 40 years' in the water industry; 10 years of which as a service engineer and 30 years within training and education. Tony started training in 1984 for a major European boiler manufacturer where he became the training manufacturer for the product range. After successfully establishing the training division Tony moved on in 1990 to the Water Industry organisation where he helped develop training courses for Legionella water management which also included undertaking on-site Legionella risk assessments. Tony also had a period where he trained for the water utility and mains distribution, before moving back to take management control of the water (legionella) management courses. Tony has extensive knowledge and experience in legionella control and has trained some of the country’s leading facilities management and construction companies, both in the UK and abroad.


Adrian Thompson

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Adrian is a Senior Water Hygiene Training consultant with over 35 years experience in commercial / industrial water systems. Adrian has hands on experience working with tools to deliver and develop training courses for a wide range of disciplines in Facilities Management to the Healthcare (NHS), Public Services and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has also undertaken project managed schemes to the likes of Balfour Beatty Workplace, Babcock, Interserve, Norlands, Carillon, The Mid Yorkshire Trust, Lyonnaise-des-eaux which has taken him to Gibraltar, Dubai and Brunei. Adrian has extensive experience and knowledge of Water System designs and their controls, in order to provide companies and individuals with the very best information to ensure compliance and effective management systems. This includes tailoring individual customer needs to standards such as the Approved Code of Practice L8 (Commercial) or HTM's (Healthcare).


Kevin Hook

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Kevin has over 45 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry, as well as over 18 years teaching experience. He began his career as an apprentice and has worked his way up through various plumbing and heating companies. After successfully establishing himself as a plumber, Kevin moved into managing installations at Dolphin Bathroom Ltd before becoming a Project Manager at Wilson & Wright Ltd. Kevin has worked at various training companies as a tutor before joining PPL Training in 2007.


Les Payne

Senior Water Hygiene Training Consultant

Les has over 35 years' experience within the air and water hygiene industry and is based at our training centre in Slough. Les has many accomplishments to date including establishing a UKAS (formerly NAMAS) accredited laboratory to test for legionellae, water quality and fungi. Over the forthcoming years he became involved in the areas of Sick Building Syndrome, Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) and risk assessments providing consultancy and advisory services for several clients. These sectors included banking, manufacturing, aquaculture, whisky & spirits, oil, construction and NHS Scotland.

Customer Questions

Q: What is Legionella?
A: Legionella is a single bacterium of the legionellae.
Q: What is a duty holder?
A: The duty holder is an employer or person in control of a premises for example a landlord. The duty holder is also responsible for appointing the responsible person.
Q: What is the responsible person?
A: This is someone who is appointed by the duty holder and has the day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling risks from legionella bacteria.
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