Role of Authorising Engineer (AE) Water

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

An Authorising Engineer for Water 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 04-01 (HTM 04-01).

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 reviewing management systems, completing non-invasive audits of water systems and providing expert advice as a critical friend to Hospital Operational management teams.