To act as a vehicle and open forum for its members and other interested parties to promote and improve best practice in the planning, design, equipment manufacture, construction, commissioning, validation and operational management of Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning and associated systems in Healthcare Facilities
Our Guiding Principles
SVHSoc was formed in November 2014 with the aim of bring together those who were practicing or wished to become Authorising Engineers (Ventilation) in the Healthcare setting.
Initial Primary aims included:-
To clarify the competences and attributes necessary to practice as an AE(V) in the healthcare setting
To produce a Code of Conduct for AE(V)s
To set up and maintain a register of AE(V)s
To provide a point of contact to assist with the interpretation of existing guidance on ventilation in healthcare and to assist with the development of future guidance
To provide a point of arbitration between AE(V)s, their clients and suppliers of goods and services in connection with ventilation in healthcare premises
The SVHSoc has been formed and meets four times per year
The Society maintains a register containing details of the existing peer reviewed and registered practicing AE(V)s
All members sign up to an agreed “Code of Conduct”
A significant portion of the meetings is given over to discussing and clarifying interpretation of HTM03-01 and other healthcare ventilation standards
Aims & Objectives
The SVH Society is committed to adopt a system of principles to guide governance decisions, and achieve rational outcomes beneficial to the design, installation and operation of Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning systems in Healthcare Facilities.
This is a statement of Society’s intent, and reflects the aims and objectives which the Society is committed to implementing through a series of guidance and protocols.
Subject to regular consultation of the members these objectives will be adopted by the governance body within the Society, namely the Societies Executive Committee.
Responsibility for the implementation lies with the Committee but all members are responsible for agreeing, adhering to the Society’s principles.
The SVH Society was founded with the following objectives in mind:-
- To act as a vehicle and open forum for its members and other interested parties to promote and improve best practice in the planning, design, equipment manufacture, construction, commissioning, validation and operational management of Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning and associated systems in Healthcare Facilities.
- To maintain a register of Authorising Engineers (AE’s) who, in the opinion of the Society,have achieved an appropriate and sufficient level of competency to practice as an AE in the field of the Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning associated with Healthcare Facilities.
The SVH Society expects all members to support the Society in achieving the objectives of the Society
The SVH Society will work with other interested stakeholders to ensure that where reasonable, relevant and practical, the SVH Society has in place or provides Society guidance on:
- Membership Rules and Constitution
- Classes of Membership
- Promotion of SVH Society
- Code of Conduct
- Competition and Procurement
- Conflicts of Interest
- Disciplinary Procedures
- Election of Committee
- Register of Authorising Engineers
- Code of Conduct
- Standards of Documentation
- Levels of Training & Competency
- Guidance Documents On:
- Technical and Performance Standards
- Training Standards
- Competency Standards
- Standards for Trust Policies and Procedures
- Documentation and Records
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