- Start date: 3 November 2020
- End date: 6 November 2020
- Duration: Four days
- Fees: £1750 Click 'About the Course' tab for Covid-19 Statement
- Venue: Weetwood Hall Estate
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About the course
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.
Please be advised that we continue to monitor the situation closely and are following government advice and guidance around Coronavirus (Covid-19).
We are aware that there are still many unknowns around the outbreak and we will keep all registered delegates and speakers up to date with any potential changes to the course as a result. What we are able to deliver will be subject to the guidance in place at the time of the course. We will ensure that any relevant safety and hygiene measures are in place and accept bookings on the basis that delegates agree to adhere to any social distancing and other guidance in place at the time of the course.
Please note that in line with our terms and conditions, if the University makes the decision to postpone or cancel the course, delegates will have the option to either defer their booking to the new date or to receive a full refund.
Limit on delegate numbers
Please be advised that we are currently liaising with the course venue on room capacity changes along with other social distancing guidelines which are likely to be in place during the course. Due to the current uncertainty we can’t guarantee that we will be able to accept all bookings for this course.
If we need to cancel your booking we will inform you at least six weeks prior to the course and will of course issue a full refund.
Please wait to receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your place before you book any travel to the course – please note that after booking you will receive an automatic confirmation of payment from the online store however this is not confirmation that we are able to accept you onto the course.
Our apologies for being unable to offer further guarantee of places at this stage, however we hope you understand that our highest priority is the safety of our delegates, speakers and staff.
Who should attend?
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 (2007) which replaced HTM2025. The course will clarify how to apply current guidance in new builds and facilities built to previous guidance.
Registration: 08:45 – 09:15
- Healthcare ventilation – key issues
- Airborne infection – some history and concepts
- Specialised ventilation concepts
- Anaesthesia v Sedation – Applications, benefits and hazards
- HTM 03-01 – the operating department
- Workshop – operating theatres
- Operating on Infectious patients
- Air filtration – current standards
- Air handling units – minimum standards and new developments
- Zero Carbon agenda and Energy standards
- Fire strategy and air distribution systems
- Assessment of operating theatre air quality
- Workshop – equipment circus
- A History of Epidemics, or, “The Black Death (and other inconveniences)”
- Minimally invasive procedures and minor operations
- Local exhaust ventilation
- Audit reports – AE(V) and AP(V) roles
- Installation standards. Commissioning and Validation
- HTM 03-01 – Operational Management
- Update on progress of rewrite of HTM 03-01 specialised ventilation
- HBN 06 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology
- Clean rooms in pharmacy and sterile services departments
- Where’s my air?
- Isolation Facilities – Concepts, research and application
- The creation of emegency isolation facilities
- Hot topics and course summary
Course Finish Time: 13:00
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.
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 on Tuesday 3 November to the close of the course on Friday 6 November 2020.
The following course fees also include cost of tuition and comprehensive course notes: £1750
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 2 November 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
Some comments from our 2019 delegates:
"A great course, which makes good headway to help close the gap between infection control and healthcare colleagues managing ventilation systems"
"Very well structured, covering key areas across ventilation. Useful to hear from various expert speakers, to understand their experiences, including issues encountered"
"A great mix of information, great subject matter experts, delivered in a fantastic location. Any healthcare establishment should ensure they send staff on this course. Thank you, this has been excellent"
"Excellent run through the complex world of infection control and the role of ventilation"
Jenna King – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: +44 (0)113 343 5746
This course has been jointly organised by the NHS, Technical Specialist Education and Training (TSET) and the University of Leeds.