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HYDROP Independent Consultancy Practice
Specialists in the Management of Legionella and Water Quality

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We are experts in providing high quality training on the management of Legionella, Pseudomonas and Water Quality. Our courses are ILM Development Programmes, City & Guilds Accredited and CPD qualifying where appropriate and are delivered by our consultants who are essential elements in our accredited UKAS ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Legionella Risk Assessment process. We always encourage delegates to discuss issues with the trainers, interact with each other and share experiences to promote a fluid and genuinely insightful experience that’s worth more than just a qualification.

The courses we offer range from a basic level 45 minute Usage Evaluation and Flushing session, to a 5 hour General Awareness course focusing on either Legionnaires’ disease or Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or a more advanced level 3 day course suitable for any appointed Responsible Persons or those involved at management level. Each course can be held on your site or at our office in Sutton Coldfield.

Need that something extra? Contact us now and we can discuss creating a bespoke course to suit your requirements.

Training Courses

  • Legionella Risk Management - Responsible Persons' Training (ILM Development Programme (B001))

    This course is the highest standard of Legionella Management and Control training that can be achieved and we are the only company in the UK who have been accredited with being able to deliver it.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • British Standards, Water Regulations, etc,
    • Water Safety Group requirements
    • Water Safety Plan and Policy requirements
    • The role of Estates, Finance, Production, Academic, Leisure, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Specific role and task requirements of Departmental Responsible Persons and their Deputies and the Authorising Engineer (Water)
    • Specific role and task requirements of Service Providers (PFI), Service Level Agreements (SLA), Contractual requirements and Contract Management
    • Specific operational requirements of the Legionellosis Management & Control Programme of your site
    • Inter-departmental communication
    • Risk Assessments
    • Primary control measures - Temperature, Chlorine dioxide, Copper/Silver Ionisation, UV, etc
    • Guideline Requirements for carrying out Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk Assessments and microbiological surveillance
    • Design, Installation and Commissioning
    • Water Treatment and system disinfections
    • Usage Evaluation and Flushing
    • User/Patient Management
    • Medical Equipment management
    • Point-of-Use filtration requirements
    • Pre-planned Maintenance
    • Reporting and Logging
    • Contingency Management
    • Staff Training Requirements
    • Governance auditing
    • Crisis Management
    • HSE investigations and litigation
    • Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and water borne organisms - The causative organism
    • The diseases caused by Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Life cycle and associated environmental viability requirements of the causative organisms
    • Training methodologies and information sharing
    Next Date
    13
    Dec
    2017

    Register Interest

    Course Facts ILM CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Appointed Responsible Persons, their deputies and all other members of staff involved at management Level
    Duration: Three days
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    ILM
    Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (If at our office)
    Accommodation with breakfasts for three nights (optional)
    Evening meal on the 'middle' night (If at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella Risk Management - PPM and Log Book Management (ILM Development Programme (B001))

    This course is the most advanced specific level training currently offered in the UK and delivered exclusively by Hydrop accredited trainers. The course is designed specifically to enable candidates to exercise sufficient Risk Management of Legionnaires' disease across their organisation.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • The Disease
    • The causative organism
    • Life cycle and associated environmental viability requirements of the causative organism
    • Specific role and task requirements of operatives/tradespersons/etc
    • Other departments' roles and responsibilities
    • Specific operational requirements of the Legionellosis Management and Control Programme of your site
    • Risk Assessments
    • Specific procedural requirements of the Legionellosis Management and Control Programme of your Site:
      1. PPM Programme task specifications
      2. PPM Programme task frequencies
      3. PPM Programme associated logging and reporting requirements
      4. Logging and reporting method of usage and Log-Book forms requirements
      5. Usage of equipment
      6. Fault repair and notification
    • Reporting and Logging and Required control measures for tanks, calorifiers, distribution systems, showers, thermostatic mixing valves, dental chairs, nebulisers, ice-making machines, air handling systems, process systems, cooling towers and evaporative condensers, wet air handling systems, humidifiers, spa pools and other systems 'at risk'
    • Paper based and Electronic Log-books systems
    • Information Pathways Requirements
    • Fault Identification
    • Fault Management
    • Equipment used for monitoring/measurements

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    Course Facts ILM CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Operatives involved in the monitoring and maintenance of plant and equipment
    Duration: Eight hours
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    ILM
    Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (if at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella Risk Management - Project Management (Capital Works) (ILM Development Programme (B001))

    This course is designed to allow candidates to obtain a high level of knowledge on the implication of their designs and installation/changes to systems on the Management and Control of Legionellosis across the site.

    Current statutory legislation requires both 'management' and 'staff' to be aware of their individual and collective responsibility for the provision of wholesome, safe, hot and cold water supplies, and storage and distribution systems in all premises; through installation and on to maintenance.

    • The Disease
    • The causative organism
    • Life cycle and associated environmental viability requirements of the causative organism
    • Specific role and task requirements of designers/installers/commissioning engineers/clerk of works etc
    • Other department roles and responsibilities
    • Sharing of project information between departments/organisations
    • Designing/installing/commissioning tanks, calorifiers, distribution systems, showers, thermostatic mixing valves, dental chairs, nebulisers, ice-making machines, air handling systems, process systems, cooling towers and evaporative condensers, wet air handling systems, humidifiers, spa pools and other systems 'at risk'
    • Commissioning and disinfection processes
    • Pre- and post-handover Risk Assessments
    • Hand-Over protocols and other requirements
    • Information Pathways Requirements
    • Fault Identification and Management
    Next Date
    11
    Dec
    2017

    Register Interest

    Course Facts ILM CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Project Managers, Capital Planning Officers and their assistants, Mechanical Engineers, Designers and Installation Engineers and Contractors
    Duration: Eight hours
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    ILM
    Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (if at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Governance Requirements (ILM Development Programme (B001))

    Designed to assist the participants and their organisation to meet their ‘Governance’ obligations under the Health and Social Care Act 2008. This is to be achieved through the completion of the following eight objectives:

    1. Outline of the current governance problems
    2. Governmental and empirical evidence supporting the governance problem statements
    3. Current legal requirements and national code of practice guidance (organisational & personal)
    4. Role of the Water Safety Group (WSG)
    5. What a good Water Safety Plan (WSP) looks like
    6. What ‘good-governance’ looks like compared to ‘bad-governance’
    7. Mop-up session at the end
    8. Examination

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    Course Facts ILM CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Senior Management personnel who are involved in Water Quality Management and Control and who are responsible, and/or party to, the establishment of Water Safety Plans, Water Safety Policies, and continuous monitoring of their implementation. These personnel may also be members of the governing body (Water Safety Group) of their organisation and may be responsible for implementing the mechanisms required to balance the powers of the members (with the associated accountability), and their primary duty of enhancing the compliance, risk management, prosperity and viability of the organisation.
    Duration: 1 Day
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    ILM
    Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Responsible Persons' Refresher

    This is a one-day refresher course for individuals who have attended the full 3-day Legionella Risk Management - Responsible Persons' Training (ILM Development Programme (B001)) course two or more years ago and is designed specifically to help keep knowledge in this area up-to-date and relevant.

    Scientific knowledge and legal/guideline requirements never stand still. It is important to ensure that the knowledge gained previously is regularly updated and refreshed.

    "Regular refresher training should be given and records of all initial and refresher training need to be maintained." HSC Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease: the control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2001
    • What's new: Legislation and Guideline Requirements, British Standards, Water Regulations, etc,
    • Review of Water Safety Group requirements, Water Safety Plan and Policy requirements
    • Review of the role of Estates, Finance, Production, Academic, Leisure, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Review of the specific role and task requirements of Departmental Responsible Persons and their Deputies and the Authorising Engineer (Water), Service Providers (PFI), Service Level Agreements (SLA), Contractual requirements and Contract Management
    • Inter-departmental communication
    • What's new: Primary control measures - Temperature, Chlorine dioxide, Copper/Silver Ionisation, UV, etc
    • Guideline Requirements for carrying out Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk Assessments and microbiological surveillance
    • What's new: Design, Installation and Commissioning requirements
    • What's new: Water Treatment and system disinfections
    • Risk Assessments, Pre-planned Maintenance, Reporting and Logging, Contingency Management, Usage Evaluation and Flushing, Point-of-Use filtration requirements
    • What's new: Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and water borne organisms - The causative organism and the diseases caused by Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Appointed Responsible Persons, their deputies and all other members of staff involved at management Level
    Duration: Eight hours
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (if at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Departmental Management Responsibilities

    This course provides the candidates with the required knowledge of all relevant legislation, guidance and Best-Practice requirements, for their specific departments remit, to ensure that they are suitably capable of contributing to their organisation's Legionella and Water Quality Risk Management Programme.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • Water Safety Group requirements
    • Water Safety Plan and Policy requirements
    • The role of Estates, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Specific role and task requirements of Departmental Responsible Persons and their Deputies and the Authorising Engineer (Water)
    • Specific operational requirements of the Legionellosis Management & Control Programme of your site
    • Inter-departmental communication
    • Reporting and Logging
    • Staff Training Requirements
    • Governance auditing
    • Crisis Management

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Appointed Responsible Persons, their Deputies and all other members of staff involved at Management Level in the implementation of Legionellosis management and control and as members of the 'Water Management Group'.
    Duration: 1 Day
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (If at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – General Awareness

    This course offers a basic introduction to Legionnaires' disease Management and Control and aims to provide the candidates with the foundation of knowledge to allow them to function correctly and adequately in their role and to be able to attend further intermediate and advanced level modules of this course.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements, British Standards, Water Regulations, etc,
    • Water Safety Group requirements, Water Safety Plan and Policy requirements
    • The role of Estates, Finance, Production, Academic, Leisure, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Primary control measures - Temperature, Chlorine dioxide, Copper/Silver Ionisation, UV, etc
    • Guideline Requirements for carrying out Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk Assessments and microbiological surveillance
    • Design, Installation and Commissioning requirements
    • Water Treatment and system disinfections
    • Risk Assessments, Pre-planned Maintenance, Reporting and Logging, Contingency Management, Usage Evaluation and Flushing, Point-of-Use filtration requirements
    • Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and water borne organisms - The causative organism and the diseases caused by Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Next Date
    18
    Dec
    2017

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: All personnel who will be involved in the Management of Legionella
    Duration: 09:30 - 14:30
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (If at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk Management – General Awareness

    This course provides advice on how to systematically manage water systems for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and similar opportunistic pathogens and apply a suitable Risk Assessment approach in order to reduce the risk to patient safety.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas - The causative organism
    • The diseases caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Life cycle and associated environmental viability requirements of the causative organism
    • Guideline Requirements for carrying out Pseudomonas aeruginosa Risk Assessments and microbiological surveillance
    • Collation and interpretation of risk assessment survey data and microbiological sample results
    • Compilation of risk assessment report and interpretation of risk analysis
    • General control measures
    • The role of Estates, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Domestic water design and installations pertaining to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination prevention
    • Hand washing basin design and use management
    • Patient water waste management
    • Domestic cleaning protocols
    • Usage Evaluation and Flushing protocols
    • Medical Equipment management
    • Point-of-Use filtration requirements
    • Training methodologies and information sharing

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Professionals engaged in Infection Prevention and Control, Estates and Facilities and Hotel/Cleaning Services
    Duration: Five hours
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (If at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Risk Assessment Management

    This course offers candidates who have attended a General Awareness Course detailed information and instruction on the management of the Risk Assessment Process and collected results interpretation. This allows for correct PPM Programming and Remedial Works prioritisation scheduling. In addition, this module enables the candidate to consider the requirements of BS8580 : 2010 - Water Quality - Risk Assessment for Legionella control Code of Practice and also the DoH Guidance on Pseudomonas Management and Control.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • The Disease
    • The causative organism
    • Life cycle and associated environmental viability requirements of the causative organism
    • Understanding the Legal Requirements for carrying out Risk Assessments
    • Assessing suitability of risk assessors
    • Setting the scene and preparing for the Risk Assessment survey
    • What is surveyed and how: including tanks, calorifiers, distributions systems, showers, thermostatic mixing valves, dental chairs, nebulisers, ice-making machines, air handling systems, process systems, cooling towers and evaporative condensers, wet air handling systems, humidifiers, spa pools and other systems 'at risk'
    • Equipment required to complete Risk Assessment
    • Collation and interpretation of Risk Assessment survey data
    • Compilation of Risk Assessment report and interpretation of risk analysis
    • Compilation and prioritisation of remedial works identified
    • Compilation of Pre-planned Maintenance Programme requirements

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Anyone involved in the implementation and execution of the Risk Assessment Process and interpretation of Risk Assessment results.
    Duration: Eight hours
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments throughout the day
    Lunch on the day
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Usage Evaluation & Flushing

    This course is specifically geared to allow the candidate to develop an appreciation of the requirements of the Legionella and Pseudomonas Management and Control Programme employed by the site and to understand their role and responsibilities within this.

    The introduction of a successful Usage Evaluation and Flushing process across a site depends entirely on ensuring that the people expected to carry out this process have been adequately and suitably informed, instructed and trained to enable them to be aware of their procedural, legal and moral responsibilities and to carry out the task correctly.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • Legal responsibilities of the 'User'
    • Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other water borne organisms
    • General control measures
    • The role of the 'User' in bacterial contamination prevention
    • The role of Estates, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Physics, Domestic Facilities and Capital Planning departments in the Management and Control of risks associated with Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination
    • Usage Evaluation and Flushing protocols - Understanding the process

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: 'End users' of facilities
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    CPD Qualifying
  • Legionella/Water Quality Risk Management – Sample Collection Methodology

    This course provides advice on how to select and collect water samples for bacteriological analysis in a correct, proper and accurate manner, as described in the various pertinent Guidance documents and Codes of Practice, in order to ensure that sample quality and resultant laboratory analysis are not undermined by poor sample collection technique.

    • Legislation and Guideline Requirements
    • British Standards pertaining to microbiological sample collection
    • Public Health England (PHE) guidelines pertaining to microbiological sample collection
    • Water Safety Plan and Policy requirements
    • UKAS Accreditation requirements for sample collectors
    • UKAS Accreditation requirements for sample laboratories
    • Sampling regime requirements
    • Pre-flush/post-flush sample requirements
    • Preparation for sample collection from:
      1. Single/blended taps
      2. Showers
      3. Drinking fountains
      4. Ice making machines
      5. Tanks
      6. Calorifiers
      7. Ornamental fountains
      8. Cooling Towers/Systems
      9. Swimming/Spa pools
      10. Other facilities
    • Sample collection theory and practical session instruction for:
      1. Legionella
      2. Pseudomonas
      3. TVC
      4. E.coli/coliforms
      5. Mycobacteria
      6. Other water borne organisms
    • Tools and equipment
    • Sample preparation, storage and transportation to laboratory
    • Sample results interpretation

    Register Interest

    Course Facts City and Guilds - Accredited Prgramme CPD Certificate Construction CPD Certificate
    Aimed at: Those professionals engaged in water treatment, monitoring and inspections, cleaning and disinfection, commissioning of new builds, Estates and Facilities and Capital Planning who may be involved in Microbiological sample collection and results interpretation.
    Duration: Half day theory and half day practical
    Cost: POA
    Includes: Test
    City & Guilds Accredited Certification
    Reading Material
    Refreshments and Lunch (if at our office)
    CPD Qualifying
Hydrop

We are and choose to remain totally independent from, and have no commercial interest in, any water treatment/water hygiene companies.

Our strategy is to maintain the market's recognition of HYDROP E.C.S. as the leading consultancy in the Risk Management of Legionnaires disease through continuous training and development of all our staff and to continue to provide major organisations with the most cost effective and unbiased consultancy in Risk Management of Legionnaires Disease.

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