The 2017 Legionella Conference
7th April 2017
Proudly brought to you by
The Institute of Plumbing Inspectors Queensland
The National Legionella Conference will be held 7th of November and will incorporate the QBCC's Plumbing Inspectors' Seminar on 8th November.
Legionella in water systems of hospitals and aged care facilities is recognised as an increasing problem worldwide. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Legionella bacteria cause two thirds of all waterborne disease outbreaks in the USA. CDC has also concluded that nine out of 10 outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease were caused by problems that were preventable with more effective water management.
Queensland now has some of the most stringent water risk management requirements in Australia for hospitals and aged care facilities after the Public Health (Water Risk Management) Amendment Act 2016 was passed in May this year.
The new requirements, scheduled to commence on 1 February 2017, will apply to all public sector hospitals with inpatients, Queensland Health run residential aged care facilities and all private health facilities licensed under the Private Health Facilities Act 1999. The requirements will also be extended to the private residential aged care sector at a later date following consultation with the sector.
The new legislation will require facilities to have robust water risk management plans built upon international best practice in managing and controlling Legionella and other water related hazards, as well as hazardous events – such as supply interruptions.
The Plumbing Inspectors' Seminar is aimed on updating Queensland Plumbing Inspectors with the latest information from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Join us at the Gold Coast to answer all of your questions.
What do I need to do? How will this affect me? Is there an easy way forward?
How can we do this better? Where do I start? What do I need to know?
All these questions and more will be answered at the Gold Coast 7th November.
Who should attend:
- Health workers
- Local Government
- State Government
- Private consultancies
- Hospital Administrators
- Residential and aged care facility owners and managers
- Commercial Operators
- Plumbing Inspectors
- Hydraulic consultants
- Product designers