- Start date: 2 November 2021
- End date: 5 November 2021
- Duration: Four days
- Fees: £1750
- 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 https://www.tset.org.uk
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?
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.
Margaret Barrows, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
James Dagnall, Camfill
Simon Dale, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Colin Gaffney, Consulting Validation Engineer
Alan Gilbert, BSRIA
David Jobes, Stockton Quality QC Laboratory
Chris Knights, BSRIA
Craig Mackintosh, Clinical scientist (Retired)
John McEwan, Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers Ltd
Robert Porter, RD&E
Karren Staniforth, Nottingham University Hospital
Malcolm Thomas, Main author HTM 03-01 (2020)
Rob Townsend, Sheffield
Sigrid Volkmann, STS Consulting & Training Services
Andy Worsick, EMS Particle Solutions UK Ltd
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 2 November to the close of the course on Friday 5 November.
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 evening for an additional charge of £93 if required.
Delegates are advised to book early in case any covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the course result in reduced venue/room capacities and attendee numbers. We will be accepting bookings on a first come first served basis and if we do need to reduce numbers by cancelling bookings delegates will be informed at least four weeks prior to the course and a full refund will be issued.
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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"
Katie Warner – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: +44 (0)113 343 8104