Legionella Learning - A Scottish Legionella Focus Group Event

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge



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1st live event of the newly formed SLFG, format includes guest speakers on topic and a closed session for public sector members.

About this event

Open to all our public sector members, we are pleased to offer this complementary training day to officially launch the SLFG (Scottish Legionella Focus Group) and to mark the beginning of our scheduled events calendar with a bang.

Each event/meeting follows the same format: Structured discussion points/topics presented by industry leading specialists, followed by a closed session for members only to share best practice, or concerns with their peers.

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, so what better way than to do this complementary with like minded peers facing the same issues as you do day-to-day.

Throughout the calendar of events planned we aim to encourage guest speakers to focus on  real case studies in more detail to share experience of what can happen good and bad, and we can learn from the valuable examples provided.


Topics/Presentations TBC

9am Arrival - Coffees & Teas/Networking/Introductions

10.00am Welcome - Jemma Tennant, Edinburgh City Council

10.05am John Sandford CMIOSH, H&S Director SMS Environmental

11.00am Dennis Kelly , FIHEEM Legionella & Water Consultancy, Authorising Engineer (Water) and Expert Witness -

11.40am Coffee/Tea Networking

12.00pm Jemma Tennant, Operational Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council

1.10 pm Buffet Lunch/Networking

2.00pm SLFG – Closed session

3.00pm Close/Drinks Reception

*Subject to change

About the Contributors

Jemma Tennant, Operational Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council

Jemma started her water treatment career working as an assistant mill chemist in a papermill. She then went on to work in industrial water treatment specialising in cooling towers and boiler water treatment. She is now Operational Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council integral in managing legionella control across both their domestic and non-domestic portfolio.

John Sandford CMIOSH, Director, SMS Environmental Ltd

John has over 25 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 has acted as a AE and consultant for health care trusts, county councils, universities, government departments and housing associations as well as acting as a workplace supervisor for MSc thesis at Cranfield University.

Dennis Kelly, Authorising Engineer (Water) Pro LP Consulting Ltd

Experienced legionella consultant, having supported both end users and supplier companies in all aspects of legionella risk minimisation. For a number of years Dennis had responsibility for the European water hygiene operation of the world’s largest water treatment company. This role covered the operation of legionella specialists in various countries including the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy as well as technically supporting operations in Turkey, Poland, the Middle East and the USA.

Eligibility & Who Should Be Interested?

Tickets are complementary though membership of the group is open to public sector/end-users only. Therefore any registration from those with commercial interest in the group e.g. Contractors, manufacturers may later be declined. We would encourage those interested in the group who do not meet the criteria of the membership to contact Jemma Tennant to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

We think the event will be of value to you. You are likely to be either:

  • Directors/Senior management
  • Health & Safety managers
  • Site engineers with specific responsibility for legionella control.
  • Facilities managers and Estate managers

Look forward to seeing you there.

About the Venue, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Dating back to the 1900s, the building forms part of Edinburgh's North Bridge, linking the Old Town to the city centre. On the corner of the famous Royal Mile, it's a two-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station and half a mile from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street shopping.

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge, Edinburgh. EH1 1SD



We aim to organise a special delegate rate with the hotel and will update this information when available .


Self parking: £17.00

Other parking Information:

Waverley Train Station EH1 1BB

We can offer 20% discount at New Street APCOA car park which is directly behind the hotel and the hotel can validate your tickets at reception which will then apply the discount.

Contact -

For enquiries please contact  Jemma Tennant (details to follow)

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