WMSoc Training Courses - Cleaning & Disinfection - W017



City & Guilds accredited

ONE-DAY COURSE: 9.15am - 5pm 

Lunch and refreshments provided

Printed delegate materials provided



Operatives and contractors responsible for completing cleaning and disinfection of water systems services and evaporative cooling systems. Also beneficial to owners of water systems and their employees, who are wishing to bring a contracted-out cleaning service back in-house, and responsible persons who wish to ensure their sub-contractors are undertaking the tasks correctly.




The course is led by tutors experienced in carrying out and supervising cleans and disinfections on all types of plant and equipment. The tutors are independent and show no commercial bias.  The course is delivered by a combination of PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and practical exercises by the delegates.



To ensure delegates:

  • Understand the need for cleaning and disinfecting systems.
  • Understand how to complete the task correctly.
  • Receive practical experience and advice in carrying out the work.
  • Manage their work safely and effectively.



PLEASE NOTE From 2022 this course will be HOT & COLD Water Systems only and C&D for Cooling Systems will be covered in a seperate course.

  • The legislation relating to cleaning and disinfection works and how to comply with it.
  • When and why cleans and disinfections are undertaken and how they are to be carried out.
  • The importance of cleaning and disinfection in systems such as domestic hot and cold water systems, and evaporative cooling systems.
  • Information on the importance of, and actual production of, a task risk assessment and method statement prior to carrying out the work.
  • Guidance on model methods and how to fit them to individual systems.
  • Instruction on how to calculate volumes of different shaped tanks and how to calculate the volumes needed of different strength chemicals required for disinfection and neutralisation.
  • Instruction on sampling, testing chlorine levels and the safe handling and disposal of chemicals.


The day includes extensive instruction in the Practical Training Area where the students 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.


NB: Delegates are urged to bring their own PPE equipment, especially goggles. They may also use their own testing equipment if preferred.

This is a practical course - work clothes are essential.




45 minute written exam with work in the practical training area counting towards 25% of the exam result for this course.  Overall pass mark of 70%, a resit is possible for anyone failing the exam for an additional fee.


6 CPD points awarded.



If you require hotel accomodation please contact the office for recommendations and negotiated rates.


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

Room: Training Room 1

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