Water Safety in Healthcare

This course is designed to equip the learner with an understanding of hygiene requirements in relation to installed systems their component and water borne requirements in a healthcare setting

Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10727

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
SERC Professional Skills Centre

Course Overview

This course is for staff involved in the operation of building water systems within hospitals and healthcare environments. This includes Plumbing Installers, Heating Technicians, Design Engineers, Maintenance Personnel as well as staff responsible for Infection Control and Water Treatment services.

Some of the content involved in the course will be:

  • How to improve patient safety in daily work duties by work processes.
  • The microbiology and health effects of water borne bacteria that can cause harm to human health.
  • Prevention and control of the risks associated with the management of water –borne bacteria. 
  • Application of relevant legislation within day-to-day duties. 
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate the correct protocols for working on and around water systems within healthcare.
  • How to communicate, manage and understand how actions impact on the protection of vulnerable patients.

Practical workshop demonstrations on fault identification and processes will be included on the course as well.

Course Modules
There is one written assignment and a short practical observation to complete

Ideal If:
You work within a healthcare setting and have responsibilities for water systems and their hygiene

You'll Learn:
How to better understand your healthcare setting maintenance and hygiene requirements

You'll Love:
The new understanding of the issues, remedies and terminology associated with water hygiene within a healthcare setting

You'll Progress:
Within your organisation and may have other career opportunities

You'll Need:
To work within a healthcare setting
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
SERC Professional Skills Centre

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Available Sessions

Business Services Course

Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on BusinessServices@serc.ac.uk to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

The following sessions are available to apply for:

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
Water Safety in Healthcare

SERC Professional Skills Centre




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