This year’s event theme is ‘Working together for a safer Scotland’, and promises to provide a wealth of networking and educational opportunities to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace. The educational programme will comprise of two theatres and features a whole new range of seminar content, legislation updates and interactive sessions over the two-day programme - all of which is professionally CPD accredited.
Highlights from the British Safety Council Keynote Theatre
The keynote theatre curated by the British Safety Council features four 45-minute sessions delivered by some of the most respected voices in the UK’s health and safety industry.
In the session A view from the Regulator – Blue Tape, HSE will provide an update on the work from HSE to better understand the impact of non-regulatory requirements and the burdens that these place on businesses. Attendees will hear from the programme lead, Jeremey Bevan about the research so far, and the HSE’s plans to address the issues identified. This is a unique opportunity for safety professionals to interact with the HSE and understand the organisation’s priorities and focus areas to inform the health and safety management strategy in businesses across the UK.
Building a positive approach to health and safety can be a real challenge when working with young people. Andy Forbes, Director at Babcock Marine will present a case study session titled Engaging Young People in Health and Safety: Case Study which explores how real-life experiences can help to engage young people in this important issue.
Said to be one of the most thought-provoking sessions in the programme, When the Worst Happens – Managing a Fatal Accident and Dealing with a Fatal Accident Enquiry (under the new process) will see Stacey Keen, Litigator and Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons give advice on how to shape a plan to manage a serious incident. Whilst most organisations will never have to deal with a fatality or a major incident, if worst does happen then it iss really important safety practitioners have a process in place to manage the situation effectively.
Tim Else, Director, Western Business Exhibitions comments, “We are proud of our continuing partnership with the British Safety Council. They bring a wealth of experience to the show floor and to have carefully curated these sessions with the Scottish safety practitioner in mind.”
The show will also see the return of the Safety Dialogue theatre, sponsored by 3M, a popular feature with attendees at its first appearance at the 2017 event. Sessions comprise of panel-led discussions from of experts and experienced end-users as they debate hot technical issues in the safety industry today.
Co-located with Fire Safety Scotland and Facilities Scotland, the events are part of the Scotland Works event series which promises to be a key date in any Scottish safety professionals diary.
Free visitor registration is now available via www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/scotland.