31 Jan - 2 feb 2017  -  Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, COVENTRY, UK

SPATEX is the UK’s largest international pool and spa exhibition, representing all sectors of the wet leisure Industry. Hugely influential, SPATEX is the first for innovation and showcasing new products.  It incorporates a highly commended, broad range of technical seminars led by esteemed Industry experts and attracts exhibitors and visitors from Europe and all over the world.


NEW HSE Guidance for Spa Pools

NEW HSE Guidance for Spa Pools. Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems is now available to download from the HSE website.



HSG274 Part 2 Now Released

The technical guidance on HSG274 Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, is now released. For a copy please follow this link  

HSG274 Part 2

The draft technical guidance on HSG274 Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, is now out for review.
The HSE wish to invite interested parties to comment on this final section of the Technical Guidance.
For a copy of the draft and an accompanying questionnaire please email
All comments to be submitted by 2 March 2014.

What Is New In Water Treatment And Legionella Control

Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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Are There Legionella Risk In Your Workplace?

Joint events with the HSE.   
As a duty holder you must comply with health and safety law 
and take responsibility for managing the risks.
To view venues and dates please visit the LCA events page.

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Practical advice on controlling legionella bacteria in water systems
Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised the Legionnaires’ disease Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) (L8), removing the technical guidance, which will be published separately online. The L8 ACOP was one of several identified for review and revision, consolidation or withdrawal in line with a recommendation by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his report ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’.
The 4th edition L8 ACOP, which is aimed at dutyholders including employers, those in control of premises and people with health and safety responsibilities for others, provides greater clarity for dutyholders as to what constitutes legal requirements and what is guidance, and where possible we have simplified terminology and placed greater emphasis on proportionality in low risk scenarios. However, changes to ACOPs have not altered the legal responsibilities to protect workers' health and safety.
The revised edition was subject to consultation and received HSE Board and ministerial approval. It includes information on identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions, keeping records of precautions and appointing a competent person with sufficient authority and knowledge of the installation to help take measures needed to comply with the law.

The 4th edition L8 ACOP is now available on the HSE website at:

The review also enabled HSE to update technical guidance to incorporate technological advancements and separate it from general guidance on the regulations, making it available separately on our website. The revised guidance, HSG274, is available online in three parts on the HSE website at: and includes links to:
HSG274 Part 1: The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative systems
HSG274 Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems
This section is interim guidance only and is an extract from the 3rd edition L8 ACOP until the review of the revised section is complete. Once Part 2 is finalised, this will be published online and a hard copy printed version of HSG274 comprising the three sections will also be made available.
HSG274 Part 3: The control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems

Stakeholder EVENT (Sustained Compliance - Managing The Risk Of Legionella)

On Tuesday 24th September 2013 - this first stakeholder event gives a unique opportunity to our members, and to those closely associated with the LCA to hear an update from the HSE on their Intervention Strategy, and to have an input to the forthcoming ‘Stakeholder Event’ programme being rolled out jointly by the HSE & the LCA throughout 2013 and 2014. Speakers at the event include John Newbold and Dr Paul McDermott of the HSE, and experts in legionella control from the LCAs management committee.

EC Update on Copper Ionisation

Follow the UKs application for an essential use derogation for the use of copper ionisation for legionella control, the EC have indicated that it proposes to approve the derogation. If this affects you, more information, including the draft decision, can be found on

H & V News Combating Legionella 2013

H&V News is delighted to announce the dates for the tenth annual Combating Legionella and Water Treatment conference, on the 17-18 September 2013 in Birmingham.
This year’s conference includes wider explanation into the challenges of preventing and treating all waterborne bacteria to reflect the reality for many estate managers and consultants across the country. The programme includes critical updates on legionella and pseudomonas guidance as well as insight into the other dangers to be found in water systems.

Discounts available for Water Management Society members and Legionella Control Association companies.

TM13 Minimising the Risk of Legionnaires' Disease (2013)

Updated and revised to provide the information needed to support the effective management of the risks of Legionnaires' Disease and demonstrate pro-active compliance.