Water Theatre

NHS Estates & Facilities professionals can listen to and meet companies that provide solutions for water safety across the NHS. It includes specialist subjects as Rapid Microbiology, Existing and Emerging Water Pathogens and the Challenges of Infection Control and Engineering. Find out more, email jaystacy@stepex.com

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9 October

9.45 - 10.15 Opening Session from WMSoc, LCA, PWTAG

10.15 - 10.45 Water Safety Group Explained?

The title of the session implies a question. The objective is not to raise awareness of Water Safety Group [WSG] as they have been around for a long time, more so reviewing the functions of the WSG and allowing the delegates to take away either assurance their own WSGs are functional in line with the HTM04 or some actions to develop their WSGs further to ensure they are actually delivering what is expected.


Daniel Pitcher, Managing Director / Authorising Engineer (Water), Water Hygiene Centre

10.45 - 11.15 Guarding Against the Threat of Legionnaires’ Disease - Latest Developments in Rapid Detection


Dr. Brett Brewin  

11.15 - 11.45 Safer Water Delivery in Hospitals

We all know the life giving benefits of clean drinking water, but in hospitals water can attract harmful bacteria leading to hospital acquired infections.
Tony will be showing ways in which you can reduce these dangers by carefully planning washing areas and installing fixtures and fittings that have been designed to reduce bacteria growth.



Tony Rheinberg, Armitage Shanks

11.45 - 12.15 How Successful is Silver Copper Ionisation in Preventing Biofilm

The session will discuss the history of silver, copper ionisation, how and when it is used and provide real-life examples and evidence showing how successful it is in preventing biofilm.


Diego Jimenez, Water Quality Analyst, Pro Economy

12.15 - 12.45 Presentation from ENWA

14.00 - 14.30 Heating & Cooling system water quality-How it impacts your bottom line!

Neglect of water quality within a Commercial buildings Heating or Cooling system has hidden costly effects, as you don’t actually see it…until its too late, that is you notice a problem (poor distribution of heating/cooling, poor reliability, increased operating/running cost, plant failure, water leaks, building fabric damage, even.. “possibly” litigation). Learn how to better understand best practice to avoid this.


Darren Wilkinson, Managing Director, Vexo International

14.30 - 15.00 Should we be cleaning shower heads?

All aspects of cleaning shower heads will be covered. Evidence will be provided to show the challenges incurred within the cleaning process including the many different types of shower heads that are sold for healthcare use. Alternative methods for dealing with these issues will then be discussed.


Pedro Duarte, Managing Director, Dupal

15.00 - 15.30 Presentation from Oxford Biosystems


Fiona Alcock, Marketing Director, Oxford Biosystems

15.30 - 16.00 Utilising an Existing BMS for HTM04-01 Compliance

All hospitals have a BMS system and all hospitals need to comply with HTM04-01 so why not utilise the power of the BMS to ensure water hygiene and safety are met?
Connecting several disparate functions through one common ‘head end’ is a convenient and easy way to ensure that all concerns are met and compliance is achieved.


Bob Blincowe, Water Management, Trend controls

16:30 - Implementation of Innovative Water saving Solutions

Steve Vaughan will discuss how innovative Water Saving Solutions have been used on a large mixed use development (commercial, residential and retail). The drivers for including these solutions will be highlighted followed by a discussion on the various systems considered and installed, including active rainwater attenuation and harvesting systems, greywater reclaim and cooling tower blowdown water recover systems as well as water efficient appliances.



Steve Vaughan, Regional Director, AECOM

10 October

9.00 - 10.00 Water & Infection Control Networking Breakfast

Armitage Shanks are delighted to sponsor the ‘Water & Infection Control Networking Breakfast’ on stand E49.

Come and have breakfast on us and receive a free copy of our Looking Deeper journal – the latest current thinking on water safety

9.45 - 10.15 What’s Lurking Down my Basin Waste

Dr. Moore will outline the recent research conducted by PHE with regards to healthcare basin wastes and will share some of their findings


Dr. Ginny Moore, Project Team Leader, Company Public Health England, Biosafety, Air and Water Microbiology Group

10.15- HSG274- Standing Water Temperatures, Expansion Vessels, Potable Biocides or HWS Non Return Valves


Matt Morse- Chairman LCA

10.45 - 11.15 Do Silver Additives Actually Work in Reducing the Spread of Bacteria

Paul will highlight how silver additives work, what types of products they currently go into and will illustrate, using evidence, if they really work


Paul Morris, Founder and Managing Director, Addmaster

11.15 - 11.45 How effective is your control method for Legionella Control?

Since 1992 we have followed the module of control in Legionella using Temperature as a means of proof. In 2014 additional guidance indicates the need to actually prove control is achieved through temperature by means of water sampling. In 2016 this was also focused in HTM 04-01. This has now uncovered proof in many water systems that variables in the water system destroy control and leave Responsible Persons at risk not to mention end users. Now the time has arrived to use other means for primary control leaving temperature as secondary control.Exploring the options.


Mr Simon French, CEO – Leading UK Legionella Consultant/Trainer – AE-Water to the NHS

11.45 - 12.15 The Role of Technology in Reducing HAI's

Jonathan will discuss the various emerging technologies currently available and being launched that can help to identify and reduce HAI’s


Jonathan Waggott, Senior Consultant, Jonathan Waggott & Associates

14.00 - 14.30 Should the NHS re-think it’s water strategy?

This session will take a look at how the NHS currently manages water and will discuss if this is working or not and if not what other new methods and processes could be introduced instead


Dr. Mike Weinbren, Director Infection Prevention and Control, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS