Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare Premises - creating a suitable environment and its roles in infection control

Course overview

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.


The 2020 course programme will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view the 2019 course details below for an idea of what to expect.

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.

Day one

  • Healthcare ventilation – key issues
  • Airborne infection – some history and concepts
  • Specialised ventilation concepts
  • HTM 03-01 – the operating department
  • Workshop – operating theatres
  • Theatre refurbishment

Day two

  • Air filtration – current standards
  • Air handling units – minimum standards and new developments
  • European energy standards for ventilation systems
  • Fire strategy and air distribution systems
  • Assessment of operating theatre air quality
  • Workshop – equipment circus
  • The HIS theatre acceptance document

Day three

  • Minimally invasive procedures and minor operations
  • Local exhaust ventilation
  • Audit reports – AE(V) and AP(V) roles
  • Validation and verification
  • Clean rooms in pharmacy and sterile services departments
  • Maternity and gynae ventilation
  • Update on progress of rewrite of HTM 03-01 specialised ventilation
  • HBN 06 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology
  • HBN 10 facilities for surgical procedures/day surgery
  • Where’s my air?

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.

What our delegates say

“The course provides an excellent overview of Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare within the evolving evidence base and taught by national experts”

“This was an excellent course for a range of staff-estates professionals, infection control staff and microbiologists alike”.

“I will be strongly recommending attendance to my colleagues”

“Packed full of useful information about ventilation, not just for engineers”

“Excellent course full of interesting and valuable content which is pitched at a level to ensure it meets the needs of a variety of attendees”


Course Director: 

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.

Fee information

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: £TBC

Fees are VAT exempt

For local delegates who do not require accommodation, please contact us for a non-residential rate.

Additional options

We can also book bed and breakfast accommodation for Monday 2 November for an additional charge of £TBC if required.

View our terms and conditions

Venue details


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
Otley Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS

Contact us

Jenna King – Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds,

T: +44 (0)113 343 5746

E: cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk



This course has been jointly organised by the NHS, Technical Specialist Education and Training (TSET) and the University of Leeds.

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