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

Washer Disinfectors – Operator Level

Course Ref: SSD01

The Washer Disinfectors training course is designed to give delegates the essential skills required to operate surgical instrument washer disinfectors as part of their day-to-day responsibilities.

Who the course is recommended for

This course is suitable for all personnel required to operate a surgical instrument washer disinfector.

The aim of the course

The aim of this training is to provide operators with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with current standards.

The objective(s) of the course

Upon successfully completing the Washer Disinfectors course, you will be able to:

- Define current standards and legislation

- Define role and responsibility as identified in HTM 01-01

- Explain the principles of the decontamination process

- Provide an overview of cycle profile

- Explain periodic test requirements – classroom and practical experience

- Explain the completion of test records

- Explain the principles of loading and basic household tasks

Course duration

The required duration of this course is 1 full day.


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

Further information

This course can be delivered at your facility for a group of up to 4 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

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  • SSD01
  • 1 day
  • City & Guilds Certificate
  • On Site
  • User