Water safety in healthcare

NHSE IPC Education Framework level: This course aligns to Enhanced level on the framework

Dates coming soon:  Live online sessions (over four afternoons)  Image of HIS logos in droplet shape

This online course is beneficial to all those involved in water safety including IPC teams, Estates, Clinical microbiology and infection specialists, Engineering, Construction, Design, Project, Procurement and Executive teams. 

You can register your interest in this course here

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the risks from wastewater systems
  • Know how to conduct a clinical risk assessment on the periphery of the water system
  • Learn how to deal with key water related outbreaks from case studies
  • Understand about the microbiology of drinking water and testing
  • Understand and be able to manage commissioning of water systems during new builds and refurbishments
  • Understand about managing damage from water leaks and flooding events in healthcare
  • Be able to understand roles and responsibilities and governance in water safety groups
  • Learn the anatomy, and key areas of relevance within the water distribution system to develop an understanding on how to approach problems and test results

The course comprises modules in an on demand, self-led learning format (estimated 9 hrs), supplemented by a programme of live online sessions consisting of online workshops and clinics (Q&A/discussion sessions) with the presenting experts. This will take place over four afternoons in a designated week for each cohort.


HIS members: £500
Non-members: £650

If you are a non-member and would like to benefit from the HIS member registration rate, you can join the Society before registering for this event (you will need to wait for your membership to be approved).

Access to on demand content:

Delegates will have access to the on demand content on the eLearning platform for a period of 6 months. Access for each cohort will commence between 4-6 weeks before the designated live online sessions, and continue for an additional 18-20 weeks.

Live online sessions: 

Delegates will have an opportunity to submit questions and share their own case studies for the live online sessions. In addition, live online workshops will develop the learning released on the HIS eLearning platform.

Expected learning hours:

  • Self-led learning via eLearning platform approximately 9 hours (over 6 months)
  • Live online workshops and IPC clinics:  12 hours (over 4 days on Zoom)


We will be seeking CPD reapproval for the new design of this course.
Previously accredited 21 CPD points

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