25 March 2020

The Good, The Bug and The Deadly

Organised by:

The Water Management Society in partnership with SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group

Manchester, UK

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Registration and Refreshments
Introduction by Chair
BS 8680 A Guide to Water Safety Plans
Susanne Lee, Leegionella
  • What is in the new BS 8680
  • Why will it make a difference to your thought processes
  • Have you considered how you manage all hazards on-site microbiological / chemical / physical and radiological
  • 10:45
    Clinical Planning and Pitfalls
    Suzanne MacCormick, WSP
  • Why clinical planning is the essential foundation to successful capital development for healthcare buildings
  • How modern technologies offer us the chance to build flexible and adaptable space that facilitates clinical excellence and is fit for the future
  • How to be SMART
  • 11:15
    Innovation, Engineering and Design
    Jonathan Waggott, Jonathan Waggott Associates
    Jonathan Waggott will discuss the engineering aspects of hot and cold water systems and how these need to be successfully designed and managed to ensure people are kept safe.
    Defects and Drains
    Michael Gormley, Heriot Watt University
  • Water trap seals within Building Drainage Systems are the main, and often the only, form of protection from ingress of contaminated air from the main sewer.
  • Air flow and air pressure is more important than water flows in building drainage systems and can communicate harmful pathogens from one part of a building to another.
  • Water trap seal vulnerability and transmission of pathogens through pipework due to a process of aerosolization (Bioaerosols) can lead to disease spread within buildings.
    Speaker Q&A
    Plumbing Material Issues
    Paul Millard, WRAS Water quality regulators across Europe continually look at improving water quality standards.
    This session focuses on 3 particular materials that frequently appear in their reports, lead, nickel and synthetic rubbers. These are commonly found in plumbing systems and can be problematical, we'll look at what can be done to minimize problems. There will also be a brief look at what the future may hold.
    HSE Intervention with Legionella Third-Party Service Providers
    Duncan Smith, HSE
  • Previous cooling tower interventions indicated that some dutyholders had received poor or inadequate service provision.
  • In 2019 HSE undertook a novel intervention with Legionella service providers.
  • The findings and common themes are reported here.
  • 15:15
    Failures and Fines
    Clare Pearson, Irwin Mitchell
    Speaker Q&A

    Venue and Contact

    M1 3SB


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    Email: admin@wmsoc.org.uk

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    An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.