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Training

Training

Tailored training and general water treatment courses ranging from a few hours to 2 days covering Water Hygiene, Treatment of Steam Boilers, Cooling Towers, Chilled, Heating and Waste Systems are offered for existing and potential customers. Courses can be carried out either at training centre in Dunboyne Co. Meath just 10 miles from Dublin, on customers sites or in a local hotel.

Water Hygiene Courses

The most popular general training courses relate to minimising the risk of Legionnaires Disease or diseases caused by other water borne pathogens such as E. coli, Cryptosporidium or Giardia organisms. This course will teach you how to assess and minimise the risk of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in hospitals, factories and other large buildings. It is for facility managers, health & safety officers, public health officials, and professionals that offer services related to water treatment, plumbing systems, cooling towers and industrial hygiene.

Who Should Attend, and Why

Facility managers and engineers, site owners, Health & Safety Officers, Environmental Health Officers, maintenance engineers and personnel and anyone responsible for the safe operation of a site.

Course Content

All material is explained in easy-to-understand terms.
We also show a video produced by The Health and Safety Executive on Legionnaires' disease.

Facts about Legionnaires' disease and Legionella

Definitions; Symptoms; Diagnosis; Incidence; How contracted; Susceptibility; Death rate; Sources of contamination

Guidelines

Government regulations
Industry guidelines
Compliance: what's optional and what isn?t

European Lawsuits and what’s Next for Ireland

Prevalence
Critical factors in cases, with examples

Risk management strategies

Reactive vs. proactive approaches
Routine environmental sampling: controversy; costs; use of the information; guidelines; legal implications
Wrong approaches: myths, blunders, and money wasters
Strategy options
Getting started

Preventive Measures for Hot and Cold Water Systems

Legionella vs. other pathogens
Overall objectives
Water temperatures
Mixing valves: strategies; comparisons
Dead-legs: options; examples
Policies to implement
Maintenance & operation
Good and bad plumbing design
Hot water tanks: operations, maintenance, piping, purchasing
Instantaneous water heaters
Policies for idle areas
Checking water quality
Preparing for potable water disruptions

Preventive Measures for Cooling Towers

Physical cleaning
Water treatment: overall objectives, biocides, monitoring and feeding, industry recommendations
Disinfection
Maintenance
Preventing Legionella habitats
Monitoring cooling water
Preventing transmission

Preventive Measures for Other HVAC Equipment

Humidifiers
Ductwork
HVAC units
Air filters

Preventive Measures for Other Equipment

  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Decorative fountains
  • Dental unit water lines
  • Dialysis systems
  • Respiratory care equipment
  • Hydrotherapy tanks & pools
  • Birthing tanks
  • Misters for plants, food, comfort
  • Carpet cleaning equipment
  • Ice machines & chests
  • Eyewash stations
  • Emergency showers
  • Equipment with filters
  • Portable humidifiers

Domestic Water Disinfection Methods

Temporary versus continuous methods
Comparison of temporary methods
When not to use temporary methods
Advantages and disadvantages of Heat and flush; Chlorination; Ultraviolet light; Ozone; Copper-silver ionization; Chlorine dioxide
Monochloramine

 

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Contact Us:

address Unit 9, Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland.
icon_phone Tel: + 353 1 825 2775/ 825 2779
Fax:  +353 1 825 2783
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