Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton I.Eng FIHEEM. AE(D)
Chair of IHEEM Decontamination Registration Board

graham stanton


I started my engineering career in 1967 by joining the Merchant Navy as an Engineer Officer Cadet and attended an officer training facility at Warsash, near Southampton, followed by a very rewarding service at sea, which I believe formed a very solid platform for my engineering career.

I have retired from the Health Service after forty-two years’ service. I joined the NHS in 1974 in the mechanical design section of WHTSO [now NWSSP-SES] and transferred to the Special Services section where I have been working in the sterilizing and decontamination field for the last thirty years plus, in various capacities, from December 1981 to my retirement.  During that time, I represented the Welsh Health Service in the formation of national guidance, both for Wales and the English DH.

I also lead audits for the Welsh Government and was instrumental in setting up and chairing active decontamination groups in both Sterile Services and Endoscopy.

I have been an Authorized Person (Sterilizers) since 1995 changing, in July 2008, to Authorizing Engineer (Decontamination), and still registered with IHEEM.

I am still invited to the All Wales Decontamination committee as an IHEEM advisor.

I have represented the Wales IHEEM Branch on the Council, which I enjoyed, with the involvement of helping develop the Institute during that time.

I currently chair the IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board after retirement from the chair of the IHEEM Decontamination Technology Platform [DTP]

I also represent IHEEM on the Professional Bodies Group [DPECF] which is a forum of representatives of the main decontamination institutes and bodies.

Graham will be speaking around his experience on Managing Critical Infrastructure Risk, Understanding the role of an AE, Understanding the need of recognising the risks involved in decision making and pointing out the need of team work in providing best practice.

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