Water Seminar - 12 July 2018 - Birmingham

Start date: 12/07/18

Booking deadline: Thu 12 Jul 2018

Venue / location: Cranmore Park, Cranmore Avenue, Solihull, West Midlands

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‘The development, construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance of hot and cold water supply systems are vital for public health. Healthcare premises are dependent upon water to maintain hygiene and a comfortable environment for patients and staff, and for treatment and diagnostic purposes.

Interruptions in water supply can disrupt healthcare activities. The design of systems should ensure that sufficient reserve water storage is available to minimise the consequence of disruption, while at the same time ensuring an adequate turnover of water to prevent stagnation in storage vessels and distribution system’.

(Source: Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Safe water in healthcare premises: Part A – Design, installation and commissioning)

This July the IHEEM Water Technical Platform and HefmA will be presenting a series of seminars to discuss key aspects of the HTM 04-01 guidance.   


Birmingham Water Speakers 

The seminar features guest speakers from across the sector, some of whom were involved in the writing of the HTM 04-01 guidance.



Registration, refreshments and networking


Welcome and introduction


Opening Address by Chair 

Dr Nick Hill BSc MSc MBA(Oxon) PhD DIC CBiol MRSB FIHEEM, Authorising Engineer (Water) at Water Quality London Ltd and Chair of the IHEEM Water Technical Platform


Session 1: ‘Water Safety - Data for Engineers’

Dr Nick Hill BSc MSc MBA(Oxon) PhD DIC CBiol MRSB FIHEEM, Authorising Engineer (Water) at Water Quality London Ltd and Chair of the IHEEM Water Technical Platform

We are encouraged by guidance documents such as HTM.04-01 (2016) to collect data as part of our Water Safety Plan, in order to prevent and control water safety risks. However, each item of data costs money and should therefore be exploited for all of the value that it contains. All too often, people collect data based on blindly following guidance or custom and practice, without taking a really hard-nosed view of cost-benefits.

The tough questions should surely include (based on an HACCP approach) - What the processes are we trying to control? Within those processes, what are the critical control points? What are our critical control criteria (with tolerances)? What monitoring do we need to put in place, to verify control criteria are being met? How should we monitor? How often should we monitor?

This session addresses these issues and also provides a case-study for the application of wireless temperature data collection in healthcare premises, describing its benefits and drawbacks.

Key areas covered:

  • An appreciation of the temperature data requirements of HTM.04-01(2016).
  • Knowledge of the alternative methods of collecting temperature data.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of wireless data collection versus other methods.
  • The application of wireless data collection at healthcare premises.
  • The future of data collection, manipulation and storage.


Session 2: ‘Water Hygiene Management - Utilising a BeMS for HTM 04-01 compliance’

Bob Blincowe, Strategic Account Manager – UK Healthcare at Honeywell

Ensuring compliance with HTM04-01 and ACoP L8 is a major requirement for all NHS facilities, this can require the need for a complex and expensive control system. Utilising an existing Building Energy Management System to provide monitoring, alarms, control and feedback for all essential water requirements is not only cost effective from an equipment and installation point of view but is also very efficient in terms of staff utilisation and deployment, as the same engineers that are managing the BeMS can now also manage the water hygiene system.

This presentation covers the link between HTM04-01, HTM07-04 and HTM2005-BMS to show how an existing BeMS system can be fully integrated into the Water Management Plan and operated by the same staff carrying out the monitoring, control and management of the Energy, HVAC and other systems covered by the existing system, providing not only a cohesive WMP but also a single point of contact giving time and efficiency savings for staff and other valuable assets.

Key learning points: utilising existing systems to provide a water management system; ensuring compliance with all relevant HTMs including current and future guidance thinking; ensuring the compatibility between HTM04-01, HTM07-04 and HTM2005-BMS to provide a complete and integrated solution.


Morning refreshments and networking


Session 3: 'The Legionella risk impact on building domestic water services'

Eur Ing Dr Richard Beattie BEng(Hons) MSc PhD CEng IntPE(UK) FCIBSE FSoPHE M.W.M.Soc, ­­­Senior Mechanical Engineer, AECOM.

This session will look at:

  • Basic domestic water design methodologies
  • Pipe sizing
  • Cold water storage tanks
  • Potential causes of cold water systems overheating
  • Mitigation measures
  • Domestic hot water cylinders
  • Identifying risk of infection


Open Forum for morning speakers


Lunch and networking


Session 4: 'POU Filters for Hospitals' 

Mike Hemingway MWMSoc, Sales Director, Aqua Free Solutions Ltd

HTM 04-01 defines a POU Filter as: “a filter with a maximal pore size of 0.2μm applied at the outlet, which removes bacteria from the water flow”.

However what other parameters, should an Estates or IPC professional consider when selecting a POU filter for a medical application to minimise the risk of infection to staff, visitors and vulnerable patients?

This presentation is intended to provide the audience with a step by step journey through the relevant guidance and standards and how they relate to the performance of a POU filter. 


Session 5: Case Study: 'Long Life POU Filtration in an NHS Trust'

Scott Beaumont, Sales Director, Tandrup UK

Case Study presentation of a major NHS Trust which conducted a field trial with long life cycle point of use filters. The NHS Trust was a large POU filter user due to widespread Legionella control issue, experiencing challenges with budget, maintenance operation and governance of large scale filter deployment, conducted 3-month trial with long life cycle filters in clinical environment. 

Session summary:

  • Existing control strategy
  • Challenges faced
  • Trial data
  • Key outcomes, clinical and estates staff feedback, considerations for adopting long life POU filtration, appropriate POU filter selection and compatibility with taps
  • Operational and cost impact
  • Revised control strategy
  • Re-investment & ‘engineering out the problem’


Afternoon refreshments and networking


Session 6: 'Rapid Microbiological Methods'

Elise Maynard FIHEEM FWMSoc FRSPH FIBMS, Managing Partner at Elise Maynard & Associates LLP

The session will discuss the background and current position of the work that WMSoc has been undertaking to understand and independently evaluate these new techniques.

A series of factsheets have been prepared for techniques such as PCR, IMS, MALDI-ToF & MPN, which will be explained in more detail.

There are certain caveats for using such technologies and these will be discussed.


Open Forum for afternoon speakers


Chair's closing remarks and end of event


Event exhibitor

We are delighted to have Johs Tandrup UK Ltd as our exhibitor for the seminar. Managing Director - Stephen McCreanor and Sales Director Scott Beaumont will be available for you to discuss how Tandrup UK can help you tackle waterborne pathogens in healthcare premises.

Discover more about Johs Tandrup UK Ltd >

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Key learning points 

  • An understanding of some of the logic behind the expectations of HTM.04-01
  • Knowledge of the ‘flesh on the bones’ of important new aspects of the guidance
  • How to maximise the value of data
  • Efficient techniques for data acquisition and processing

Who should attend

Delegates from NHS Trusts, Private hospitals and FM companies including: Estate Officers, Heads of Estate, Director of Estates, Infection Control Nurses, Project Managers, Capital Planning Managers, Authorising Engineers, Water Consultants, and other professionals engaged in water management within healthcare estates.

Why you should attend

  • Programme featuring leading expert speakers from across the UK's healthcare estates sector
  • Share best practice and knowledge
  • Opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders
  • Raise your profile within the healthcare estates sector
  • Invest in your career development
  • Enhance your CPD by ensuring that you are kept informed of the latest guidance for your role
  • Develop new business leads
  • Learn more about IHEEM and the work being undertaken by the Institute
  • Gain understanding of the key changes to guidance and how this affects you and your healthcare estate

Delegate rates

Interested? Then don’t delay, grab the best discount by booking today. Please note that all rates exclude VAT.

Super Early Bird Rate until 01 May 2018

  • IHEEM and HefmA members  £75
  • Non-members £150

Early Bird Rate from 02 May 2018 to 22 June 2018

  • IHEEM and HefmA members  £100
  • Non-members £200

Standard Rate from 23 June 2018 to 12 July 2018

  • IHEEM and HefmA members £125
  • Non-members £275 

Cancellations / Substitutions for event bookings

  • Cancellations received less than 10 working days before the event will be charged 50% of the appropriate rate.
  • Cancellations received less than 3 working days before the event will be charged at 100% of the appropriate rate (full rate).
  • Non-attendees will be charged at the full rate. Delegates may be substituted at any time for an amendment fee of £15.00
  • Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing.


The event is being held in the Cranmore Suite of Cranmore Park Conference & Event Centre in Solihull on the southern outskirts of Birmingham. Plan your travel >

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