H&V News Combating Legionella


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 29-30 September at Holte Suite, Aston Villa Park, Birmingham, is a comprehensive 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.

Key reasons to attend:

Essential update on the new ACoP L8 and HSG274, so get your questions ready for ACoP authors at the Health and Safety Executive

Spotlights on HTM 04-01 and revised HSG220 guidance for health care premises and nursing and residential care homes

Even balance of science and practical issues to help you find solutions to your on-site legionella problems

Networking with your peers responsible for water management in public and private facilities, regulators, enforcers and key experts

Perspective from the water supply chain on where do the gaps in responsibilities and how you can eliminate them

Interactive formats so you can strategise with those who are defining your legal and compliance requirements

Who Will You Meet?

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.) and residential estates
  • Health estates (hospitals)
  • Nursing and residential care homes
  • Regulatory and watchdog bodies
  • Local authorities
  • Risk assessment, testing, control, water treatment and management companies
  • Laboratories

2014 speakers

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John Newbold

John Newbold

Infectious Diseases Portfolio Holder

Health and Safety Executive

Prof. Nick Phin

Prof. Nick Phin

Interim Head of Respiratory Diseases Department

Public Health England

Philip Ashcroft

Philip Ashcroft

Principal Buildings & Facilities Management Services Engineer

Department of Health

Lorraine Medcalf

Lorraine Medcalf

Senior Policy Advisor

Health and Safety Executive

Allison Connick

Allison Connick

Director of HSE

CBRE Limited

[node:field-speaker-salutation] Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Head of Infection and Clinical Safety

Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth

Expert Reviews from Combating Legionella 2013

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Very informative with many points of interest raised

Richard Howard, Building Service Administrator, Estates University of Warwick

Learnt a lot of very practically useful information. Opened up a lot of new sources of...

David Jenkins, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

High quality presentations, great exhibitors, very good format (love networking breaks) 

Markus Busch, Water technology platform R&D Lead, Dow Industrial Control

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