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Get ready for Combatting Legionella and Water Treatment 2015

The programme for Combatting Legionella and Water Treatment 2015 is now available to help you prepare for the two day conference held on 29-30 September.

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 water-borne bacteria and comply with water safety regulation.

Brought to you by H&V News, the conference provides essential updates on regulation and litigation best practice and debates the challenges facing risk assessments and compliance in the UK.

Speakers at the conference include:

Steve Austin, operations manager - environmental, SPIE UK New for 2015!

Graham Biggar, head of estates & facilities infrastructure, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust New for 2015!

Sam Collins, legionella microbiologist, Public Health England

Ian E Kershaw, legionella team leader, building design & construction, Hartlepool Borough Council

Liz Housden, interim head of estates, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust New for 2015!

Elise Maynard, chair, Water Management Society

Jimmy Walker, water system microbiology and decontamination expert, Public Health England

New topics at the conference include:

Minimisation of the risk: Structured framework for a legionella risk assessment  

Minimisation of the risk of Legionnaires’ disease continues to be a key public health concern of building and facilities managers. How can risk assessors gauge the risk posed by legionella bacteria in a wide range of situations?

Residential sector: Clarifying landlords’ duties

This year there has been an increased uptake of risk assessments in the private sector as more and more landlords become aware of the disease and their responsibility to prevent it. While the law hasn’t changed, how does L8 affect landlords’ duties and responsibilities? How should landlords and agents assess the risk of legionella exposure to their tenants?

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 both the 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. Book your place now.

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