Role of Authorising Engineer (AE) Ventilation

What is the role of an Authorising Engineer (AE) Ventilation?

An Authorising Engineer for Ventilation is a Health and Safety Risk Management role consultancy service that combines the skills found in engineering, building services and microbiology. In the UK this specialist role originally emerged from the NHS Property and Facilities Management arena, to reduce risk and improve corporate risk management and compliance processes. The standard for healthcare premises is based on the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM 03-01 2021).

The Authorising Engineer is an Independent professional advisor whose primary role is to assist organisations in managing the risks from exposure to microbiological bacteria in engineering systems. This is done by completing non-invasive audits of ventilation equipment and reviewing management systems to provide expert advice as a critical friend to Hospital Operational management teams.

DRLC gives clients a detailed insight into this safety role, how it can increase operational efficiencies, improve management effectiveness and reduce organisational risk. Appointing an Authorising Engineer, expert in the provision of specialist consulting advice associated with the management of Ventilation Systems to provide quality in ventilation systems, including those found in healthcare environments or local exhaust ventilation systems can improve the service provided and increase efficiencies.