Engineering Aspects of Infection Control

Engineering Aspects of Infection Control

All places are now filled for the 2018 residential training courses, which are taking place on 25 – 29 June 2018 and 10 – 14 September 2018If you wish to be added to a waiting list for the September course or an interest list for the 2019 courses please email

Further information for 2019 courses will be available in autumn 2018. 

This course thoroughly explores those aspects of infection prevention and control where engineering criteria are a vital component.  It includes sessions on specialist ventilation such as that of operating theatres, thermal (surgical instrument) and chemical (endoscope) washer disinfectors, steam sterilisers, healthcare laundry and other aspects of hospital hygiene and decontamination. These are supplemented by discussion sessions, which put the engineering concepts into the context of practical infection control.

Objective: Delegates will learn to assess areas where engineering controls have a significant impact on preventing infection transmission in healthcare.  You will gain an understanding of relevant processes as they relate to infection prevention, as well as an ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with engineers and Estates staff.  

Who should attend: The course content is designed to meet the needs of Consultant Medical Microbiologists, Trainee Medical Microbiologists about to take Consultant roles, senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurses and others with practical aspects of infection prevention as their role. 

These courses are accredited with 30 RCPath CPD credits.  

RCPath CPD Approved

Course details

The venue is Eastwood Park Training Centre, near Bristol, a uniquely-equipped specialist training centre for healthcare engineering.

For further information please contact the organiser Peter Hoffman or email  Please do not contact Eastwood Park directly about your attendance on this course.

Fees and booking

  • The full delegate fee for 2018 is £1,800 for non-HIS members (no increase in fees from 2017) 
  • HIS members are eligible for a 20% discount, this fee being £1450 (no increase in fees from 2017) 
  • Non- members can join the Society to be immediately eligible for the member registration rate
  • Delegate fee covers all tuition, 5 nights’ accommodation (including Sunday) and all meals Monday to Friday
  • Early birds - you are encouraged to reserve a place as soon as possible with £100 deposit as there are limited spaces
  • Terms and conditions apply

Value for money

HIS strives to offer educational courses and training that meet the needs of infection control professionals. We believe in keeping costs at reasonable rates that enable eligible delegates to benefit from our subsidized training and education.

The course is unique and highly rated

Delegate rates remain excellent value for a five day residential course

HIS subsidizes course fees for HIS members and offers cost price for non-members

Comparable residential courses cost up to 30% more

For general enquiries on registration contact the HIS Office on 020 7713 0273 or by email to