H&V News Combating Legionella

H&V News Combating Legionella


24 - 25 September 2014

Aston Villa Park, Birmingham

Last September Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was fined £350k after two people died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease.  Is your water system maintained to standards and in compliance with the UK regulation? 

What must your business do to control Legionella on your premises?

The 11th Annual Combatting Legionella & Water Treatment conference, taking place on 24-25 September at Holte Suite, Aston Villa Park, Birmingham, is an influential and cutting-edge event that will ensure engineering and facilities management teams are able to prevent legionella bacteria and comply with water safety regulation.

Brought to you by H&V News, the leading media brand for the building services industry, the conference also provides essential updates on regulation and litigation best practice and debates the challenges facing risk assessments and compliance in the UK.

If you’re overseeing large or diverse estates, don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to network with your peers in public and private facilities management: from hospitals to hospitality, housing and real estate companies, as well as regulators, councils’ representatives and key experts about the future of legionella prevention and water treatment.

Helping you to protect the public and your organisation

Managing and controlling waterborne bacteria is a huge, costly and complicated challenge for facilities managers and engineers in public and private sectors. The two-day content-intensive conference programme covers:

General knowledge update.  360 degree perspective from the water supply chain: from water providers to end-users. New technologies and techniques being employed on site, physical water treatment and testing, latest updates on Legionella control, prevention and treatment.

Updates to legal requirements. Undoubtedly the subject of Legionella is high on everyone’s agenda due to the release of the final version of the Health and Safety Guidance (HSG) 274 for the control of Legionella under the Approved Code of Practice for Legionella (ACoP L8). Ample time will be built into the programme for debating all the regulatory updates of the past year including HSG 274 Part 2 guidance on hot and cold water.

Your success strategy. Take advice from the regulators, experts and innovators on how to create and maintain healthy and safe water systems: from control and prevention to good design and maintenance to prevent growth in the first place. Find solutions to your on-site Legionella problems.

Best practices. Real life experiences of every-day legionella prevention and water treatment in buildings. Innovations in finding the balance between saving water and energy and implementing the full scope of measures to prevent waterborne bacteria. 

200+ attendees last year included:

Real estate, facilities managers and engineers looking to operate the water systems safely and at less cost;
Duty holders looking to learn more about how to comply with health and safety law; 
Regulators on health and safety;
Industry innovators looking to apply new technologies and solutions on Legionella control, prevention and treatment and water safety. 


  • Large and diverse commercial (hotels and hospitality groups, office buildings, shops and shopping centres, etc.), health (hospitals) and residential estates
  • Regulatory and watchdog bodies
  • Local authorities
  • Architectural firms
  • Risk assessment, testing, control, water treatment and management companies
  • Laboratories


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