WMSoc Training Courses - Water Hygiene Awareness HTM 04-01 - W249

City & Guilds accreditation planned once launched

ONE-DAY COURSE: 9:15am - 4:30pm

Lunch and refreshments provided

Printed delegate materials provided


This new course focuses on the requirements for water hygiene training as detailed in HTM 04-01 Safe Water in Healthcare. It details some of the measures required to deliver safe wholesome water at all outlets, which may lead to healthcare-associated infections. Relevant regulations, governance and guidelines will be explained as well as background information for some of the waterborne pathogens which may be encountered, such as Legionella spp, Pseudomonas spp and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). The course covers how safety of water can be maintained by good hygiene practices for both the equipment and of the person undertaking the work.

The Practical Training Area will be utilised for a breakout session to look at the ways in which water distribution systems, water outlets, components and any associated equipment can become contaminated and how to minimise the likelihood of this occuring.


This course will be of interest to members of Water Safety Groups or allied committees, Infection Prevention and Control Specialists, those responsible for the building maintenance within healthcare premises (including managers, advisors, consultants, service providers and facilities managers) and other persons wishing to increase their knowledge in this area.


Experience of using healthcare water systems or infection control would be beneficial to assist understanding.

W203 ‘an appreciation of hot and cold water systems’ is a pre-requisite for this course, as elements of this module will form part of the final exam.  Access to this online course is included as part of this classroom course booking.


  • To gain knowledge of Healthcare regulations and specific Healthcare guidance such as Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) and Health Building Notes (HBNs).
  • To understand how the regulations and guidance inform the Water Safety Group (WSG) and the Water Safety Plan (WSP).
  • To gain knowledge of waterborne pathogens, to understand the habitats that they prefer and how these relate to patient infection.
  • To provide practical information on typical water system components, how they may become contaminated and to advise on suitable controls.
  • To review the consequences of poor water hygiene practices.


  • Healthcare regulations and relevant HTMs and HBNs.
  • WSGs and WSPs.
  • Background of waterborne organisms and biofilm.
  • Practical session on identification of contamination in specific healthcare water systems and equipment.
  • Implementation of controls to minimise contamination of water used within healthcare.

The day includes a breakout session in the Practical Training Area to allow further understanding of water systems, their components and how to advise on suitable control measures to reduce contamination.


60 minute written exam accounting for 100% of the marks. Overall course pass mark of 70%. A resit is possible for anyone failing the exam for an additional fee.

6 CPD points awarded.

Electonic certificates will be sent directly to successful candidates to the email address we hold on file.


W201 Legionella Control & the Law (online course)

W202 Legionellosis Causes and Impacts of Infection (online course)

W204 Legionella Control of Hot & Cold Water Systems (online course)

W268 Management & Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk in Healthcare Water Systems

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24/10/2024 £420.00 £548.33 BOOK EVENT

Venue Details:

The Water Management Society,
Water House, 5/6 Fairway Court,
Amber Close,
B77 4RP,
United Kingdom

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