MIND THE GAP. Review and understanding of WHTM 04-01 Part B

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The St David's Hotel

Havannah Street


CF10 5SD

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Safetwater in Healthcare Premises

Healthcare boards are under ever increasing pressure to reduce infection rates whilst minimising their own operational costs. In meeting this challenge a buildings water system represents a key battleground and one that makes headlines if control measures fail.

Are you involved in a healthcare water safety team? Do you attend water safety groups? Or do you have a vested interest in ensuring control measures don't fail and will stand up to scrutiny? The training event, hosted by the Infection Prevention Society, is being provided for the support of a number of NHS boards in the review and understanding of WHTM 04-01 Part B - Safewater in Healthcare Premises. This complementary opportunity to attend has been extended to you so that best practice can be shared on the day and attendees can find learning outcomes even more valuable.

Working in healthcare outside of Wales?
Whilst training covers WHTM, the guidance and learning outcomes will be relevant to those working to HTM 04-01 in England with the guidance being so similar, any differences will be referenced on the day. Training in Cardiff follows last months successful event in Southampton, some feedback from the training can be found below.

Look forward to meeting you,


John Sandford MSc Dip Nebosh

Training carries a maximum 4 CIBSE CPD points and covers the below in-depth:

  • The impact of significant changes to WHTM 04-01 guidance

  • Safe management of water systems, integrating the principle of Water Safety Groups and Water Safety Plans.

  • How to manage and minimise the risks to health; Ranging from clinical risks, microbial and chemical contamination, changes to the water system, resilience of the water supply etc.

  • Evaluating staff competencies; and

  • Implementation of in-house water hygiene awareness training.

  • The impact of changes to statute law and enforcement procedures.

  • Relevant case studies to illustrate discussion points.

The day also include practical demonstrations in:

  • Improving the effectiveness of Water Safety Groups (WSG) and Water Safety Plans (WSP).

  • Evaluating risk and utilising in house teams to improve assessment outcomes.

  • Demonstration of the relative effectiveness of common control measures.


"Very good training. Maintained attention at all times which made the whole day so informative. The information provided will help shape our trusts policies, plan and procedures"

Water Safety Manager, NHS Foundation Trust

"The presenter was very experienced in field and made topic which could be considered dull, really interesting."

Health & Safety Advisor, PFI

"I have a far better understanding of the topic, problem solving within the trust and the group of people required for water safety."

Infection Control, NHS Foundation Trust


09.00 - 9.30 Registration and Reception - Tea/Coffee & Pastries

09.30 - 10.30 Introduction and Training Commencement

10.30 – 10.45 Tea/Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.30 Training

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch – Hot and Cold Buffet

13.00 – 14.00 Training

14.00 – 14.15 Tea/Coffee & Snacks

14.15 – 15.15 Training Complete

15.15 – 15.30 Q & A Session and Summary

About the Trainer

John Sandford MSc Dip Nebosh has over 25 years practical and research experience in the field of water treatment and control with specific expertise in application of the HSE’s ACoP L8 and NHS Estates Health Guidance HTM 04/01 and is a regular speaker at the Health Care Estates Conference as well as other associated water and wastewater management events. He acts as a consultant for health care trusts, county councils, universities, government departments and housing associations as well as acting as a workplace supervisor for MSc thesis at Cranfield University.

Additional guest speakers will also contribute to the day.

Feel free to contact me with any queries including future opportunities to provide training in your region.

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About the Venue, The St. David’s Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff. CF10 5SD

Free Wi-Fi available.
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Parking on site is free for delegates but on a 1st come 1st serve basis. If hotel parking is full, there is public parking available adjacent to the venue @ £7.50 for 7 hours parking (Havannah Street Car Park).

If you need to book accomodation we recommend booking via the St Davids Hotel website where you can sign up for the ShowTime rewards and receive a further 10% off accommodation.

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