Health technical memoranda (HTM) 04-01 provides guidance on managing the risk posed by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa in the health sector.
The document contains advice on controlling and minimising the risk caused by the bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa from water outlets.
It contains guidance on:
forming a water safety group and developing water safety plans
assessing the risk to patients when water systems become contaminated with pseudomonas aeruginosa
actions to take when a water system become contaminated with pseudomonas aeruginosa
how to sample, test and monitor water for pseudomonas aeruginosa
The guidance will be of particular use to estates and facilities departments, and infection prevention and control teams.