Ventilation Training

Howorth pride themselves on supporting the critical ventilation industry.

Howorth pride themselves on supporting the critical ventilation industry.

That’s why we now run 1-day CPD accredited ventilation workshops.

On the day, healthcare professionals will get a first-hand tour of our medical fabrication area, a classroom session covering HTM 03 01 and critical ventilation, plus practical demonstrations from our technical team.

Contact our team to sign up: service@howorthgroup.com

Ventilation Training

Our ventilation workshops give you an insight into the specialist equipment noted in HTM 03 and used within our industry including:

  • Smoke Generators
  • Aerosol Photometers
  • Thermal Anemometers
  • Particle Counters
  • Smoke Visualisation

All demonstrated as part of the CPD sessions delivered within our product development operating theatre at our HQ in Bolton, Lancashire.

You will gain an understanding of what we are trying to achieve, but more importantly what you are looking for.

We cover many areas in a short space of time.

So, if your responsibility is to design a full new operating theatre block, or to manage, maintain and keep the critical ventilation systems functioning – our CPD Days are for you.

Why do we ventilate?
How AHU’s function and work.
Your responsibility under Part B.
Understand how to witness test.
Understand Howorth and how we work.
Understand why we use UCV systems.
Understand the changes of HTM 03 (2007 & 2021).
An explanation of the greenhouse – the very first UCV system designed by Howorth.
Assessment of HTM 03 and HTM 00.
How you are / should be supported by your VSG.
How the project should be delivered to commissioning.
Understand the different methods of filter testing and how we quantify (DOP & DPC).
Demonstration of airflow measurements on UCV canopies and how to assess them.
Demonstration of non-entrainment testing.
Smoke visualisation of the UCV system in a pressurised room.
An understanding of microbiological sampling.
How we support our people and mental health awareness.
Net Zero – and how you can help.
A snapshot of our Pharma business unit.
Considerations for design (How the UCV works within the system).
An example of how the systems you design are commissioned, validated and serviced.
A cross-section of the AHU’s available to you.
How the hospitals of the future will look.
A discussion on Net Zero and sustainability in healthcare.
Turnkeys and how a designer can make the space more ergonomically friendly.
Considerations of the OR – low level out paths, remote and integral UCVs.
An assessment of the VSG and how it fits in / should be managed.
Understand the changes of HTM 03 (2007 & 2021).
How a project should be delivered to commissioning.
Theatre control panels – what should you specify at design.
An understanding of Part B and what happens once handed over.
An understanding of microbiological sampling.
Light and noise levels required at design and an assessment of LG2.

“The whole team was excellent and very welcoming, the tour around the factory was very interesting.”

Hospital Engineer, Spire Healthcare.

“Enjoyable and well delivered course.”

Mechanical Engineer, Equans.

“The walk around and example of commissioning was great and helped to explain the slides well.”

Hospital Engineer, Spire Healthcare.

“The history of the UCV and developments in HTM 03 were very interesting.”

Independent Validation Engineer.

“Very informative and up-to-date presentations, really well structured day, well worth the commitment.”

Associate, Wallace Whittle.

“Very Informative, will be helpful for future designs.”

Senior Mechanical Engineer, CAD 21.

“Very informative and thank you all for your hospitality.”

Mechanical Engineer, CAD 21.

Download a copy of our Ventilation Training brochure

Download a copy of our Ventilation Training brochure

If you want to find out more, download our brochure or get in touch.

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