HVN Combatting Legionella 2015


29 - 30 September 2015

Villa Park, Birmingham

Whether you’re duty holder in public or private sectors, managing and controlling waterborne bacteria is a huge, costly and complicated challenge for you.

Be part of real world best practice on water safety

The 12th Annual ‘Combating Legionella & Water Treatment conference’ is a comprehensive and cutting-edge event that will ensure duty holders, building managers, engineers and water specialists are able to prevent Legionella, Pseudomonas and other waterborne 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 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, diverse, remote or intermittently occupied estates, don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to network with your peers in public and private sectors: 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

Join us on 29-30 September for:

  • Essential update on risk assessment, ACoP L8 and HSG274
  • Even balance of science and practical issues to help you find solutions to your on-site legionella problems
  • Case studies from commercial, residential, healthcare, leisure, cooling towers,  – this year the conference is packed with practical insight into prevention, risk assessment and treatment of waterborne bacteria
  • Working groups with your peers responsible for water management in public and private facilities, regulators, enforcers and key experts
  • Spotlights on disinfection, testing, water temperature control from the experts’ and clients’ perspective
  • Spotlight on Pseudomonas – legal requirements and which parts of the regulation need an update?
  • CPD certificate to prove your updated knowledge

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 and residential estates
  • Healthcare estates
  • Nursing and residential care homes
  • Regulatory and watchdog bodies
  • Local authorities
  • Risk assessment, testing, control, water treatment and management companies
  • Laboratories

2015 speakers

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  Elise Maynard

Elise Maynard


Water Management Society

  Ian  E Kershaw

Ian E Kershaw

Legionella Team Leader, Building Design & Construction

Hartlepool Borough Council

  Graham  Biggar

Graham Biggar

Head of Estates & Facilities Infrastructure

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  Dan  Giarraputo

Dan Giarraputo

Technical Services Manager - Compliance


  John  Newbold

John Newbold

Principal Specialist Inspector – Biological Agents Unit

Health and Safety Executive

  Steve  Austin

Steve Austin

Operations Manager - Environmental


  George  McCracken

George McCracken

Head of Risk, Estates & Environment

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

   Allison Connick

Allison Connick

UK Director of Safety, Health and Environment


  Fernando Henrique  Bensoussan

Fernando Henrique Bensoussan

Technical Director

SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade, Brazil


Gain 11 CPD points


News Feed

29 May 2015 13:10

Two South Tyneside factory employees contract legionnaires' disease , 26 May

Two people have contracted legionnaires disease at a factory in Boldon, South Tyneside, ITV News has reported.

The two confirmed cases occurred several months apart, the first in October last year and the second in April this year.

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29 May 2015 13:19

APHC: Take action to prevent legionnaire’s disease, 22 May

The Association of Heating and Plumbing Contractors (APHC) is reminding businesses and landlords to ensure they meet regulations to prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease following the death of three men from the disease.

The men contracted Legionnaires’ from a badly maintained hot tub on display at a Garden Centre in 2012, which had not been filtered or cleaned for weeks.

29 May 2015 13:21

City College forced to close salon following legionella discovery, 13 May

A COLLEGE salon was closed after legionella was discovered in its water supply.

City College Brighton and Hove’s hair and beauty salon, called City Revival, tested positive for the bacteria.

Normally found naturally in ponds, rivers and lakes, the bacteria can multiply quickly in large buildings with complex water supply systems.

29 May 2015 13:22

Three killed after catching Legionnaires’ disease from hot tub - a DIY chain is being sued by relatives, 12 May

A DIY chain is being sued by the relatives of three men who died after being struck down with Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak from a filthy hot tub.

Delivery driver Richard Griffin, 64, and customers William Hammersley, 79, and Harry Cadman, 71, died after contracting the disease in the summer of 2012.

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