About LCA

Who We Are

The Legionella Control Association (LCA) is a voluntary organisation whose membership comprises providers of services and products concerned with the control of legionella bacteria in water systems. The primary aim is to keep water systems safe and minimise the risk of cases of Legionnaires' disease caused by poorly maintained systems.

The LCA was founded in 1999 by the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) and the Water Management Society (WMSoc). A Recommended Code of Conduct for Service Providers concerned with controlling the risk of legionella was formulated and launched. Companies were invited to pledge to a number of commitments making up the Code of Conduct with the specific objective of raising standards in the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.

Over time the Code of Conduct has been refined and there are now nine Membership requirements.

The Code requires Applicants and Members to establish and maintain appropriate management systems for services that they offer associated with the control of legionella and to summarise these in a Statement of Compliance. A successful annual audit of LCA Members' management procedures and a sample of the output from those procedures for compliance with the Code is an ongoing requirement of membership.

In support of this there are formal LCA Standards for Service Delivery for each category of service offered by members which define the important elements that should be part of every service providers' management system.

The LCA administers the registration of new members, the annual re-registration process and the programme of company audits by a team of LCA assessors. It is a voluntary, independent, not for profit organisation managed by a committee drawn from BACS, WMSoc, industry experts and health authorities. The LCA has close links with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other public health authorities and regularly participates in consultations, task groups and conferences concerned with minimising the risk of Legionnaires' disease.



Committee Members

Nick Barsby

Nick is the Marketing and Publicity officer for the LCA as well as being the current Vice-Chair. He has over 15 years experience in Legionella control. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading testing laboratories as a BDM...

Giles Green

Former lab rat, turned water treatment chemical rep 3 months before the Stafford General Hospital LD outbreak in 1985 Became a legionella consultant in 1989 Chairman of the WMSoc Technical Committee for 17 years ...

Michael Dent

Michael Dent has worked in legionella control for over twenty years assisting various types of organisations from within the Public Sector (Councils, NHS Trusts) to a whole mirage of private sector businesses all in the ...

Brian Booth

Chartered Chemist, MRSC and a career long member of the Water Management Society Currently a member of the LCA committee acting as the Treasurer have served 2 previous 3 year terms as an independently voted committee member&...

Garry Kerin

Garry Kerin has worked in legionella control and water treatment for 41 years for service providers and FM companies and has worked in most of the manufacturing, engineering, heath care, hospital aspects of water treatment and ...

Tom Laffey

Tom Laffey has worked in water treatment for over 30 years. His first experience was in the research laboratories of Ciba-Geigy in Manchester developing new cooling water inhibitors. His career has included time working for ...

Matt Morse

Matt Morse has worked in legionella control and water treatment for over twenty years for service providers and as an independent consultant and works part time as the Manager of the Legionella Control Association.  ...

Stuart Nixon

Stuart Nixon has been involved in front line delivery of water treatment and legionella control services for 30 years. 12 years working for large global companies and 18 years running his own business - Trident Water Solutions...

Tim Parkinson

Tim Parkinson has worked in the water treatment and legionella control industry for over 40 years with Feedwater Ltd, having been a company director for over 30 years. He is a former chairman of both the LCA and the BACS water ...

Colin Shekleton

A mechanical building services engineer by initial training, Colin started his career involved in the design and installation of mechanical building services at the Royal Parks and Palaces, later moving into air ventilation design...

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith is a Principal Specialist Occupational Hygiene Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive’s Field Operations Division.   Duncan is the HSE Legionella Portfolio Holder and co-Chair of HSE’s...

John Smith

John S. Smith, Technical Director at Hydroviron Ltd.  John spent the first two years of his carrer in industrial laboratories and has since worked with major UK and International clients providing water treatment, ...

Toby Thorp

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, ...

Philip Trinder

Philip Trinder has worked in water treatment and legionella control since 1991 after completing his training with Steetley Chemicals. He was an early member of the WMSoc Technical committee on Legionella Risk Assessments and ...

Chris Wilding

Chris Wilding has worked within water treatment and legionella control for close to thirty years in both UK and Global roles as a service provider. Chris has contributed to industry work including representation for industry ...


Assessors

Beverley Glasby

Beverley is a qualified Environmental Health Officer with 30 years’ experience in the field of health and safety within the public and private sectors. Over the last 10 years, Beverley has specialised in Legionella ...

Alan Greaves

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at Parkinson Cowan  16 years as Mechanical Engineer Seven Trent Water Authority 7 years National Service Manager for the Water & Ventilation Division of Rentokil – ...

Simon Hughes

Simon is a degree qualified chemist, is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Chartered Chemist (CChem). He is a leading water treatment professional who has over 30 years’ experience. in the water treatment and ...

John Lane

John Lane holds a degree in chemistry from Imperial College. He has spent his whole working life in the field of water treatment within both the industrial and domestic sectors, including twenty years as an independent consultant ...

Elise Maynard

Elise provides independent consultancy to the water and medical devices industries. She is on the ISO TC47 and BSI EH 3/4 committees, which oversee standards such as ISO 11731, BS 7592, BS 5850-1/2 and BS 8680 and was on the ...

Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott has an Honours degree and PhD in microbiology and spent the first 11 years of his career in microbiology research and as a university lecturer. Following this, Paul worked as a Specialist Inspector in the ...

John McKerron

Graduating in 1980 from Glasgow University with a BSc. Hons., working in the HVAC control industry until 1991. Sales Director Deveron Environmental Ltd. 1991- 1998, Houseman/ Nalco/EHS 1999- 2004 eventually as District ...

John Newbold

John has previously worked as a Principal Specialist Inspector with the Health & Safety Executive, accumulating a wealth of regulatory experience.  He was HSE’s Infectious Diseases Portfolio Holder which combined ...

Shirley Paynter

Shirley Paynter previously worked for a service provider for 18 years as Operations / Compliance / Office Manager dealing with various tasks daily.  One of the main tasks she had was to ensure that Accreditations and ...

Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson has worked in legionella control and water treatment for over thirty years for service providers and as an independent consultant and works part time as a field assessor for the Legionella Control Association...

Mike Quest

Mike Quest has worked in legionella control and water management for over 20 years and has been an independent consultant since selling his service provider company in 2013, until which time served on the LCA's Management ...

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