Graham Stanton


IHEEM Decontamination Technical Platform & Chair BoR(AE)(D)


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.

In 2021 I was pleased to become a committee member of the Central Sterilizing Club [CSC]

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