Legionella Awareness Training for London - CIBSE CPD Accredited

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Science Gallery London

Great Maze Pond



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Why Training Matters

Training is important to improve the day-to-day running of your organisation and to ensure you are sufficiently informed to meet your legal duty of care.

This event aims to inform an understanding of Legionella bacteria as well as the responsibilities required to remain legally compliant. Furthermore, it provides advice from independant leading experts in the field and cover real case studies, and the legal fall out in more detail to share experience of what can happen when things go wrong, so others can learn from the valuable examples provided.


A drinks reception hosted by SMS Environmental will follow the scheduled event.

*Subject to change - More info on guest speakers to follow

09.30 - 10.00 Registration and Reception - Tea/Coffee & Pastries

10.00 - 10.10 Introduction to the Aims of Event

10.10 - 11.40 Legionella Awareness - SMS Environmental

11.40 - 12.25 Guest Speaker - Slot 1

12.25 – 13.10 Lunch – Hot and Cold Buffet

13.10 - 13.40 Legionella, the Case for Compliance. A guide to good record keeping and maintaining an effective audit trial - SMS Environmental

13.40 - 14.10 Navigating Risk in a Shifting Landscape (A Case Study) Legionella Awareness. - SMS Environmental

14.10 – 14.25 MId Afternoon Break

14.25 – 15.10 Toby Thorp, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner at City of London
This is not a pipe? - A regulators view of Legionella Risk Assessments.
The assessment is not the piece of paper, it’s the process and the outcome. Just how could the Responsible Person be assisting in the process for improved outcomes.

15.10 - 15.25 Q&A/Break Out Discussions - All speakers

15.25 - Close, Drinks Reception (4PM Approx start)

The Shard

Who Would Be Interested?

This training seminar is aimed at duty holders and appointed responsible persons for your building. Delegates will most likely be either:

  • Senior management
  • Health & Safety managers
  • Bursars
  • Site engineers
  • Facilities managers and Estate managers

Training will fulfil the requirement for those responsible to have introductory knowledge on the main aspects of legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, and to understand their role or can equally be used as a refresher to previous training that may have been undertaken.

Look forward to seeing you there.

About the Contributors

Toby Thorp, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner at City of London
Toby is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner working at the City of London Corporation. Originally hailing from the West Midlands, he started out in a commercial environmental health role covering food safety, noise etc. before moving to London in 2007 to join the health and safety team at the City. Toby is passionate about common sense safety and is keen for regulators, practitioners and operators alike to play a role in breaking down some of the paperwork walls that health & safety has accidentally built. He is a Primary Authority partner for several large organisations, has contributed to a number of national health and safety guidance documents, represents Local Authorities on the Legionella Control Association Management Committee, the Leisure Expert Panel, the Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum and is a member of the CIEH Health & Safety Advisory Panel.

Gavin Harris, Managing Director, SMS Environmental Ltd
Gavin has over 15 years practical and research experience in the field of water treatment and control with specific expertise in application of the HSE’s ACoP L8 and NHS Estates Health Guidance HTM 04/01. He acts as a consultant for health care trusts, county councils, universities, government departments and housing associations and has been insrumental in fostering a positive health and safety culture within SMS Environmental. In addition, Gavin has overseen the company develop one of the industries 1st health and safety complaince solutions, Opuz, and was the driving force behind SMS Environmental becoming the 1st water treatment provider to gain UKAS accreditation for the comptency of their Legionella Risk Assessment Team.

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About the Venue, Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. Science Gallery London is part of the Global Science Gallery Network – which sees eight galleries open or in development by 2020, connecting King’s College researchers to galleries worldwide. Each Science Gallery will provide its home city with a platform for live research and experimentation – exposing local communities to unexpected and surprising exhibitions and inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers.

Science Gallery London

Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9GU


By Tube:
Nearest tube station is London Bridge. This is on the Northern and Jubilee Lines. Upon exit from the tube follow the signs for the Shard exit from the station.

By Train:
Nearest overland train station is London Bridge. On exiting the station follow the signs for the Shard exit.

By Bus:
The nearest bus routes are 43, 141, 149, 521, 343, 381

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By Car:
We do not have car parking facilities and local parking is very limited.

The nearest car park is the NCP Car Park London Bridge on Kipling Street. For further information visit their website here

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Attendance of the event is complementary, however please be aware that failure to attend without notifying the organiser at least 48 hrs prior to the event maybe subject to a discretionary charge of up to £60/person (to cover costs of your reservation).

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