- Start date: 14 May 2024
- End date: 17 May 2024
- Duration: Four days
- Fees: £TBC
- Venue: Weetwood Hall Estate
About the course
The Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare Premises course has been developed by NHS TSET (the Technical Specialist Education and Training group) and is facilitated by the University of Leeds.
For more information about TSET, visit their website.
What will I learn?
On this course you’ll examine the specific requirements for the provision of ventilation in healthcare premises and will discover the thinking behind current standards.
How will I benefit?
You’ll gain an excellent overview of specialised ventilation in healthcare within the evolving evidence base taught by national experts.
Who should attend?
Please note registrations are subject to approval from the course director to enable a suitable range of delegates/organisations to attend. To enquire or register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will then contact the course director to request approval and we will come back to you as soon as possible with a decision and a booking link if you are approved. Please do not attempt to register for the course until you have received confirmation of approval.
Anyone with an interest in the provision of ventilation for the healthcare sector will find this course of benefit, as it will inform you of your clients’ specific needs.
This course will take a holistic look at the need for ventilation in healthcare premises and how it can best be provided. It will, therefore, be of particular interest to you if you’re:
infection control personnel or team leader
an estates and facilities manager or other healthcare professional involved with the provision, performance or operation of specialised ventilation systems
wishing to become Authorising Engineers (Ventilation) AE(V) / Authorised Persons (Ventilation - AP(V)
an operating department manager
a capital project manager
a consulting engineer
a trust risk assessment manager
a project management group
an equipment manufacturer
a test and validation specialist
The course is delivered by a mix of presentations and group workshops. There will be a multiple choice quiz at the end of the course to provide proof of knowledge gained.
The course director will provide guidance on the appointment of Authorising Engineers (Ventilation) and the duties of Authorised and Competent persons. The role of outside contractors who provide annual inspection and verification services will also be examined.
The basis of guidance on specialised ventilation for healthcare premises is HTM03-01 (2021). The course will clarify how to apply current guidance in new builds and facilities built to previous guidance.
Registration: 8.45 – 9.15am
Healthcare ventilation – key issues
Airborne infection – some history and concepts
Specialised ventilation concepts
Anaesthesia v Sedation – Applications, benefits and hazards
HTM 03-01-2021; Part A; Design – the ventilation of an operating department
Workshop – operating theatres
Fluid mechanics and microbiology in Ultra Clean Air operating theatres
Air filtration – current standards
Air handling units – minimum standards and new developments
Zero Carbon agenda and Energy standards
Minimally invasive procedures and minor operations
Hot Topic (determined by delegates priorities)
Workshop – Equipment circus
- Display of air flow measuring instruments
- Demonstration of air tightness testing
- Demonstration of aero biology equipment
- Demonstration of UCV test methodology
- Particle counting and challenge testing HEPA filters
Fire strategy and air distribution systems
Local exhaust ventilation
HTM 03-01-2021; Part B; Operational management – annual verification and minimum standards
Clean rooms in pharmacy and sterile services departments
Installation standards. Commissioning and Validation
The Ventilation Safety Group/Audit reports – AE(V) and AP(V) roles
Workshop – Ventilation Safety Group
Workshop feedback session
Isolation Facilities – Concepts, research and application. The revised HBN 4; Supplement 1
Multi-choice question review of course content
Guest Presentation: Operating in the field
Hot topics and course summary
Course Finish Time: 12.55pm
Please note that, although the organisers remain devoted to the programme and timings specified, they reserve the right to vary the programme in detail if required to do so by factors beyond their control.
Andy Poplett – An independent healthcare estates consultant and AE for ventilation and water. Member of IHEEM and SVHSoc, Associate Member of CIBSE, and Affiliate Member of IFE.
Malcolm Thomas, independent consultant specialising in healthcare ventilation. Main author HTM 03-01 (2021). HBN 4; Sup 1; Lead author and PPVL concept originator
Margaret Barrows, Theatre Practitioner, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
James Dagnall, Camfil
Simon Dale, Consultant Anaesthetist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Colin Gaffney, Consulting Validation Engineer
Alan Gilbert, BSRIA
Dr Darren Mann, Consultant Surgeon, British Army, formerly National Pandemic PPE Taskforce Medical Director 2020-2023
John McEwan, JCM Project Management Ltd
Silvio Murgia, Apex Acoustics Ltd
Robert Porter, Consultant Microbiologist, RD&E
Karren Staniforth, Consultant Clinical Scientist, UKHSA (Health Security Agency)
Andrew Thomas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, The University Hospital, Birmingham
Sigrid Volkmann, Consulting Engineer, STS Consulting & Training Services
Bradley White, Camfil
Andy Worsick, EMS Particle Solutions UK Ltd
Please note registrations are subject to approval from the course director to enable a suitable range of delegates/organisations to attend.
To enquire or register your interest please email email@example.com, we will then contact the course director to request approval and we will come back to you as soon as possible with a decision and a booking link if you are approved. Please do not attempt to register for the course until you have received confirmation of approval.
The Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare Premises course is residential and the course fee includes refreshments, lunches, bed and breakfast accommodation and evening meals at Weetwood Hall Hotel.
The following course fees also include cost of tuition and comprehensive course notes: £TBC
Fees are VAT exempt
For local delegates who do not require accommodation, please contact us for a non-residential rate.
We can also book bed and breakfast accommodation for Monday evening for an additional charge of £93 if required.
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The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.
Weetwood Hall Estate
What our delegates say
“Great course if you want to understand compliance and management of ventilation systems within healthcare.”
John Bowman, NHS Highland
“Best course in Ventilation Systems in healthcare care industry. This course gives all round holistic view with engineering, clinical and infection control functions.”
Joel Lobo, Salisbury District Hospital
“Overall good learning on elements outside engineering as well as the technical air flow. Good presenters and overall, well worth the time for CPD.”
Adrian Haigh, JCA Engineering Ltd
“Excellent course, well structured, presented by subject matter experts.”
Julia Cook, NHS Fife
Helen Forsyth – Course Coordinator
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