Simon French

SMWM Soc Dip IHF Exec Dip Man AIOSH

Simon is the Managing Director of WHT Ltd and also Director of Coronasafe Ltd and Ex Royal Navy.

In 1988, Simon (as Managing Director of GCS Ltd) was invited to tender for a scheme run by a local Private Hospital for the Prevention of Legionella. Upon winning the contract he attended a specialist course in Legionella control.

Simon was aware at that time of the emotive nature of Legionella and the public’s ever increasing need for knowledge and ultimately a responsible consultant. It was with great foresight that Simon created the company Environment Plus to provide a water hygiene specialist service into the future. In 1992 the ACOP* and HS (G) 70* was commissioned and from this Water Training International provided courses for City & Guilds in Cooling Towers and Water Systems.

 In 1994 Simon qualified as a consultant/assessor and now has been responsible for over 10,000 Risk Assessments, some still live and continually updated. The total number of sites up to June 07 where his original business had a responsibility for Water Hygiene was over 6,000.

In January 2001 L8* took over from the ACOP. HS(G)70 giving rise to more emphasis on training and monitoring as well as increased awareness for the requirement for Risk Assessments. This led to the creation of Water Hygiene Training Ltd which managed the activities of Training and Consulting. WHT Ltd offers seminars, consultations, auditing and training courses to help satisfy the current demand for knowledge expected of responsible persons and maintenance people including the public

 In August 2010 Simon started Eplus Global Ltd in the mainland UK as chairman and consultant to the business serving many of my previous clients and many new in Total Legionella Compliance. These were NHS Hospitals and many healthcare associated sites as well as dentistry and nursing home groups, Network Rail, Schools and further educational establishments The new ACOP L8 was borne 2013 and the new guidance HSG 274 P1,2 &3 provided a new era of Legionella Control and becoming a distributor for NT Ionisation technology and other related products enhanced the business further. This grew rapidly and in April 2019 he sold the business as a going concern of 1.5 million turnover debt free and returned to my consultancy in WHT Ltd.