WMSoc Training Courses - HTM04-01 - Monitoring the Risk of Waterborne Pathogens - Best Practices - W038


City & Guilds accredited
ONE-DAY COURSE: 9.15am - 5pm

Lunch and refreshments provided


HTM04-01 - Monitoring the Risk of Waterborne Pathogens - Best Practices


This training session covers the elements required for sampling, detection & enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (BS ISO 16266-2) and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method. It is not essential for delegates to have any prior knowledge of this subject but experience of water testing would be beneficial to assist understanding & developing microbiology competence.


This course will be of interest to:

  • Those responsible for the maintenance of buildings, especially healthcare premises, augmented care units and care homes (including managers, advisors, consultants, service providers and facilities managers).
  • Operators responsible for carrying out routine maintenance, monitoring, sampling, testing and inspections of water systems.
  • Those who are considering carrying out their own monitoring/testing work or checking/replacing outside contractors.
  • Service providers who may wish to extend their service offer to include testing of other waterborne pathogens.

To instruct on the background, sampling and testing for Legionella spp. and Pseudomonas spp, and to provide practical instruction for testing for Legionella pneumophila and Pseudomonas aeruginosa according to the Most Probable Number technique/BS ISO 16266-2:2017.

  • Sampling techniques
    • ISO 5667-1/ ISO 19458
    • BS 7592
    • HTM 04-01
  • Description & assessment of aseptic technique
  • Practical instruction and guidance for:
    • Sampling, testing and reporting of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (BS ISO 16266-2:2018)
    • Sampling, testing & reporting of Legionella pneumophila (MPN method)


The day includes instruction in the Practical Training Area where the student's ability to follow instructions, work by themselves, work safely in respect to their own safety and the safety of others and account for their actions in a clear unambiguous written record will be observed and assessed.

60 minute written exam. 

6 CPD points awarded.


The Water Management Society
6 Sir Robert Peel Mill
B78 3QD
United Kingdom

Room: Training Room 1

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