Decontamination Specialists

Professional training, consultancy and specialist services for decontamination testing and validation

Online Training

Online Decontamination Training

Delivered through the Cambridge University Hospital’s Learning Management System. Principles of Decontamination Stage 1 Course now available.

Online Decontamination Training

Delivered through the Cambridge University Hospital’s Learning Management System. Principles of Decontamination Stage 1 Course now available.

Training Courses

Decontamination Training Courses

AVM Services provide City & Guilds accredited decontamination training courses to suit your company needs, enabling you to conduct correct and reliable operational procedures.

Decontamination Training Courses

AVM Services provide City & Guilds accredited decontamination training courses to suit your company needs, enabling you to conduct correct and reliable operational procedures.

Validation

Validation

Validation and calibration activities conducted strictly in accordance with current standards of UK regulatory authorities and carried out by our team of nationally accredited Competent Persons (Decontamination).

Validation

Validation and calibration activities conducted strictly in accordance with current standards of UK regulatory authorities and carried out by our team of nationally accredited Competent Persons (Decontamination).

Consulting

Consultancy

Our team, including registered Authorising Engineers (Decontamination), provide expert decontamination consultancy services.

Consultancy

Our team, including registered Authorising Engineers (Decontamination), provide expert decontamination consultancy services.

Decontamination Training Courses

Decontamination – the process of ensuring all reusable medical devices, such as endoscopes and surgical instruments, go through the three levels of decontamination; cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation before being repackaged and reprocessed in line with strict standards.

Standards include Health Technical Memoranda, International and European standards and equipment specifications.

Independently Highly Rated

On-Site Training

AVM Services provides bespoke, on-site training for a number of hospital trusts.

This can be a good choice to provide highly targeted training based around staff responsibilities and specific machine-focussed training.

Classroom Training

Many organisations choose to hold their training at one of our locations. This allows attendees to benefit from structured, focussed hands-on training, away from any distractions of the day-to-day running of their facilities.

Online Training

Delivered through the Cambridge University Hospital’s Learning Management System platform, decontamination courses, written and produced by our in-house specialists, can now be delivered online.

Our Next Authorised Person (Decontamination) course

This 4-day course will be hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – AVM Services in Warwick – venue TBC.

It is taking place from the 8th to the 11th of October 2024, and will enable you to carry out day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage an organisation’s decontamination equipment.

Warwick - venue TBC

Part of Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

Experts in our field since 1989, AVM Services are decontamination specialists operating commercially within the Estates and Facilities department of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

AVM Services works in many sectors with many organisations including:

Cambridge University Hospitals

Hospital Trusts

Laboratories

Pharmaceutical Companies

Field Hospitals

Walk-In Centres

Veterinary Centres

Insurance Companies

Dentistry

Local Authorities

Private Hospitals & Medical Healthcare

Latest News

AP(D) Authorised Person Course – Glasgow

AP(D) Authorised Person Course – Glasgow

We are pleased to announce that our Authorised Person (Decontamination) Training Course (APD01) will be available between  14 to 17 May 2024 at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

This is a 4-day course to teach staff the skills and expertise needed to perform day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage aspects of decontamination.

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Quality Management Systems Course Showcased at IDSc

Quality Management Systems Course Showcased at IDSc

Cambridge University Hospitals-AVM attended the 17th Annual Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) conference on 28 and 29 November 2023 to showcase our newly-released online training course, Quality Management Systems 1 (QMS1). 

To ensure ease of use and broad-based accessibility, the course is video-based with interactive elements and is designed to be highly informative and beneficial to staff involved in the decontamination of reusable medical instruments such as surgical instruments or endoscopes.

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AP(D) Authorised Person Course – Last Places

AP(D) Authorised Person Course – Last Places

Join us at the upcoming Authorised Person (Decontamination) course at the NHS decontamination unit in Stoke Mandeville hospital, Aylesbury. 

This 4-day course, taking place from the 5th to the 8th of March 2024, will enable you to carry out day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage an organisation’s decontamination equipment.

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Testimonials

The course exceeded my expectations, I have gained new knowledge and experience to continue learning in my job role.
Wendy K

Authorised Person (Decontamination)

Alfred was a fantastic tutor and ensure that going into the exam we were confident. He presented himself very well and shown a true knowledge in the course. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to sit this course.
Benjamin M

Washer Disinfectors – Weekly Testing

Very informative course. I found it very helpful and the trainer explained everything well. Was kept engaged throughout the course.

Joan L

Washer Disinfectors – Team Leaders/Users