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Risk Control Training for Waterborne Pathogens

14 November 2017 / by The Water Management Society (WMSoc) (author) / Fazeley
 (photo: The Water Management Society (WMS))
/ (photo: The Water Management Society (WMS))

The Water Management Society (WMS) today announces a second module will be offered alongside its City & Guilds-accredited training course, ‘HTM 04-01 Water Hygiene Training: Managing and Controlling the Risk of Waterborne Pathogens in Water Systems’.

The additional one-day course will cover sampling, detection and enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method, and can either be undertaken alongside the existing module or as a stand-alone course.


Topics covered by the new course, will include:

•Background information and problems in healthcare with specific references to P. aeruginosa and L. pneumophila
•Sampling techniques: ISO 5667-1 / ISO 19458, BS 7952 and HTM 04-01
•The description and assessment of aseptic technique and practical instruction and guidance for:
       ◦Sampling, testing and reporting of P. aeruginosa (MPN method)
       ◦Sampling, testing and reporting of L. pneumophila (MPN method)


An inaugural session will be held on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 and conclude with a 60-minute written exam.


In 2018, there will be four opportunities to attend the two modules on successive days:

March 6th/7th

June 19th/20th

September 26th/27th

November 6th/7th



Successful delegates will also be awarded six Continual Professional Development (CPD) points for every day they opt to attend.


For further information, visit: https://www.wmsoc.org.uk/legionella-training-courses/all/528/.


The Water Management Society (WMSoc)


The Water Management Society (WMSoc)

The Water Management Society (WMSoc) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that has been providing practical and technical training solutions to individuals and companies within the water management industry for over 40 years. Our expertise in Legionella awareness, Legionella training and Pseudomonas training enables us to give the most up-to-date instruction on how to prevent Legionnaires’ disease within various water systems, including cooling towers. By gathering expertise from every sector of the industry, the WMSoc can offer informed and professional assistance in all matters relating to the responsible management of water in industry and commerce. We achieve this through training courses, events, publications and journals, and in addition to these, our Midlands based offices accommodate a unique, on-site Practical Training Area for hands-on experience. Our members come from a wide range of disciplines including water suppliers, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, consultants and facilities managers. Applications are welcomed from those within the relevant industries both in the UK and overseas. Being an WMSoc member gives you access to a wide range of resources and connects you with other professionals and statutory bodies within the water management industry. Visit us at www.wmsoc.org.uk

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