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Waterman Environmental Group has over 15 years of providing comprehensive Water Hygiene Training Courses that cover all aspects of L8 (Fourth edition) / HSG274 / HTM 04-01 / WRAS / Water Regulations compliance. For the last 5 years, these courses include Cross Contamination training.

Our training courses help you to understand the risk that Cross Contamination poses and provides what remedial & cyclical procedures should be implemented to minimise the risk of Cross Contamination.

What Is Cross Contamination?

Cross Contamination is the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms are unintentionally transferred from one substance or object to another, with harmful effect.

Our course covers how this can occur with a water system.

How Can It Occur?

For a water system to become contaminated via cross contamination, a substance or object containing bacteria or other microorganisms (e.g. drain, splashing of contaminated water) can be transferred onto a water supply outlet or fitting (e.g. tap, shower).

There are many scenarios where this can happen, such as:

  1. If a flexible hose shower is too long it can be placed below the spillover level of the shower tray or bath, or make contact with the base of the shower unit or drain, it is possible that bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant organisms, could seed the outlet
  2. During cleaning of basins and taps, there is a risk of contaminating tap outlets with microorganisms if the same cloth is used to clean the bowl of the basin or surrounding area before the tap.

How Can Waterman Help?

Waterman can provide professional training in Cross Contamination control that has been designed to help candidates learn best practice techniques for infection prevention.

It is specifically designed for current and potential cross contamination control supervisors, managers, personnel involved in Healthcare and anyone responsible for cleaning to provide an understanding of infection prevention.

Our courses provide a good understanding of:

  • What Cross Contamination is
  • How Cross Contamination it can occur
  • The risks created by Cross Contamination
  • Best practice techniques
  • Guidelines for best practices
  • How to prevent an outbreak
  • What to do if an outbreak occurs
  • The necessary criteria for an adequate Cross Contamination control program

Our trainers are experts in the water hygiene | water treatment | microbiology areas, including healthcare settings, with years of accumulated knowledge and experience. We deliver relaxed, engaging, enjoyable and interactive learning sessions.

Whatever you require, we are confident that we can help with your training needs.

Our Cross Contamination Training Courses

Cross Contamination Awareness: Hot & Cold Water Systems
2 Hours / 2-15 people

This Cross Contamination Awareness training course is an introduction on how to minimise the risk of transferring bacteria (or other microorganisms) from one substance/object to another, with harmful effect. This also covers the rules and safety regulations, inline with Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards and L8 (Fourth edition).

Cross Contamination Awareness: Healthcare
4 Hours / 2-10 people

This Cross Contamination Awareness training course is an introduction on how to minimise the risk of transferring bacteria (or other microorganisms) from one substance/object to another, with harmful effect in a Healthcare Environment. This also covers the rules and safety regulations, inline with Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards, L8 (Fourth edition) and HTM 04-01.

Responsible Person: Control of Backflow & Cross Contamination within Water Systems
5 Hours / 2-10 people

This training course provides an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Duty Holder and the Appointed Responsible (Competent) Persons on how to minimise the risk of Cross Contamination and Backflow. It covers the background knowledge on how to effectively manage the risks as per the Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards, L8 (Fourth edition) and HTM 04-01.

Our Trainers

Will Crawford

Compliance Manager

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety’ TechIOSH MWMSoc

Ross Black

Technical Director

Authorising Engineer - City & Guilds MWMSoc