Health & Safety

Dental Water Hygiene Management and Control

Contributes 25 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in depth look at how to identify and manage problems that arise following a Legionella Risk Assessment in the dental practice.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident.


This course aims to go through the steps required to set up management and control of water hygiene within the dental practice.


Learners will be able to:

  • Manage the risks by understanding the guidance and legislation that applies to water quality safety in the dental practice
  • Detail roles and responsibilities with regard to water quality safety
  • Identify what training is required for the team
  • Identify “why what and how” in relation to the formation of a Written Scheme
  • Explain what is required with regard to formation of a Water Safety Group and a Water Safety Plan

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Key documentation including L8/HSG274, HTM04-01, HTM01-05, BS850-01, the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH.
  • Problems within the Risk Assessment will drive the Written Scheme.
  • The Written Scheme’s purpose is to reduce risks of harm from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens for all who enter the practice.
  • The requirement for the practice to have a Dental Unit Water Line (DUWL) Safety Plan.
  • The need to include control limits and an escalation procedure, as well as emergency procedures within the Written Scheme.
  • Practice record systems for Legionella control and water quality safety must include to be compliant with legislation and guidance.
  • The DUWL Safety Plan must include decommissioning and recommissioning.
  • The definitions of a Water Safety Group (WSG) and a Water Safety Plan (WSP).