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Water safety for healthcare premises

Published on 13 April 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

Scottish Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Water safety for healthcare premises.



This suite of documents provides advice and guidance to healthcare management, design engineers, estate managers and operations managers on the legal requirements, design applications, maintenance and operation of hot and cold water supply, storage and distribution systems in all types of healthcare premises. It applies to both existing and new sites either owned by the NHS or via PFI/PPP funding. It also applies to modifications and changes to existing premises. A risk assessment should be carried out to determine, highlight and record where it may not be reasonable or technically possible to implement the SHTM 04-01 guidance.