Cambridge University Hospitals - NHS
Professional training, consultancy and specialist services for decontamination testing and validation

Authorised Person (Decontamination)

Course Ref: APD01

Available at your site all year.

The Authorised Person (Decontamination) training is a 4-day course to teach staff the knowledge and skills they need to perform day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage aspects of decontamination.


Next Upcoming AP(D) Course:

5th - 8th March 2024 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Join our expert authorising engineers, specialist decontamination personnel, accredited trainers and A1/A2 assessors at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury for our four-day AP(D) training course.

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Who the course is recommended for

The Authorised Person (Decontamination) course is suitable for staff with previous experience of decontamination and those who wish to work toward becoming an Authorised Person (Decontamination).

This course is part of the Authorised Person (Decontamination) qualification. Candidates that pass the course and wish to become an Authorised Peron (Decontamination), may need to demonstrate a level of decontamination experience in order to be signed off at interview with an Authorising Engineer (Decontamination) at their individual site.

The aim of the course

The aim of the Authorised Person Decontamination course is to enable the delegate to carry out day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage an organisation’s decontamination equipment.

The objective(s) of the course

Upon successfully completing the Authorised Person (Decontamination) course, you will be able to:

- Standards – now incorporating the newly released HTM standards and guidance

- Roles and responsibilities

- HBNs – guidance on layouts

- Tracking and traceability, training of staff

- Health & safety

- Water quality

- Clean steam and steam quality

- Periodic testing – laboratory sterilisers

- Periodic testing – ultrasonics

- Periodic testing – washer disinfectors 

- Periodic testing – endoscope washer disinfectors

- Periodic testing – porous load sterilisers

- Periodic testing – benchtop sterilisers

- Audit reports and documentation

Course duration

The required duration of this course is 4 days.


All attendees will be issued with a City & Guilds certificate on successful completion of this course.

Further information

This course can be delivered at your facility for a group of up to 6-12 candidates.

This course includes classroom and practical training sessions for attendees to gain the full experience. Training at MMM Leeds includes use of their equipment. If you choose to hold the training sessions at a location of your choice, such as your premises, equipment must be provided by the client.

Course cost

Please complete the booking form so we can understand your specific requirements and provide a free quote.

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  • APD01
  • 4 days
  • City & Guilds Certificate
  • On Site / MMM Training Facility
  • Engineer / Manager