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ACO building drainage show there’s more to drainage than meets the eye

16 May 2013

ACO Building Drainage will be demonstrating that ‘there’s more to drainage than meets the eye’ in a unique CPD event on 12 June 2013. 

Free to attend, it is part of a series of initiatives ACO Building Drainage is running to help raise the profile of hygienic drainage and the key issues surrounding it.

The event takes place at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) headquarters at 15 Hatfields, London, and includes an informative mix of seminars and clinics.  As well as exploring the requirements of the commercial kitchen and food processing sectors it will highlight the importance of best in class drainage design when it comes to ensuring a hygienic and safe environment.

An impressive line-up of leading industry figures will be speaking at the event, including Geoff Ward, CIEH chairman; Chris Northey, Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) chairman; Dr John Holah, business development manager – hygiene, Campden BRI; and Duncan Hepburn, Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI).

Delegates will also have the opportunity to take part in interactive clinic sessions, choosing from two of the four topics on offer, which include:

  • The role of prerequisites in a HACCP system of food safety management by Dr Russ Green, HACCP consultant at the World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Cleaning up on slip and trip: resin floors by Robert Bentley, product manager performance flooring / engineered waterproofing at BASF
  • European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) and selection of materials by Eric Partington, consultant: EHEDG / the Nickel Institute
  • The future of drainage by Martin Fairley, research director, ACO Building Drainage
Andy Buchan, divisional managing director for ACO Building Drainage, comments: “Drainage is often an afterthought when it comes to the design and build of commercial kitchens and food processing facilities.  However, when consider the vital role it plays in ensuring a safe and hygienic working environment it’s clear that it should be an important priority.

“This free educational event features a number of key industry spokespeople who will be highlighting some of the main issues associated with hygienic drainage.  Not to be missed, we’re confident that it will show delegates that there really is more to drainage than meets the eye.”

The event runs from 08.30 to 15.15.  Places are limited so please register online at to secure your place.  For more information please call +44 (0)1462 816666.

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