Porous Load Sterilisers – Team Leaders/Users

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Course Ref: SSD04

The Porous Load Sterilisers training is a 2-day course designed to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge they need to manage the disinfection and sterilisation process from experts in the decontamination of reusable medical devices.

Who the course is recommended for

This course is suitable for all personnel responsible for the supervision of operators within the SSD environment.

The aim of the course

The aim of this Porous Load Sterilisers training course is to provide team leaders the skills they need to effectively manage operators, interpret engineer test records as well as manage the disinfection and sterilisation process.

The objective(s) of the course

Upon successfully completing the Porous Load Sterilisers course for Team Leaders, you will be able to:

  • Define current standards and legislation
  • Develop the definitions of the roles and responsibilities identified in HTM 01-01
  • Explain the principles of the sterilisation process
  • Provide an overview of the sterilisation cycle profile
  • Explain periodic test requirements – classroom and practical experience
  • Explain the completion of test records
  • Explain the principles of loading and unloading the machines
  • Explain the interpretation of porous load steriliser test records
  • Enhance the understanding of the sterilisation process

Course duration

The required duration of this course is two days.


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 four 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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If you have any questions about this course or any of our Porous Load Steriliser training courses, please contact us.

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