CHAIR: Joscelyne Shaw -Head of Policy and Influencing.
Full details of the Conference programme for Health and Safety North are detailed below. Copies of the 2012 British Safety Council and Event Partner Seminar presenatations will be available to download below from Wednesday 17th October.
|British Safety Council|
|S1A||09.50-10.35||Subash Ludhra, IOSH President. Managing Director - Anntara Management Ltd||Leadership in the Context of Occupational Health and Safety.||Many Health & Safety professionals are technically excellent, but fall short of the skills necessary to lead or influence their peers or directorsThis session will attempt to define and encourage safety professionals to show leadership and professionalism in their roles as advisors on OH&S including What is leadership? What is professionalism? Some tips on success.
|S1B||11.20-12.05||Dr Keith Whitehead, Senior Environmental Advisor, British Safety Council||Climate Change and Business Resilience||The presentation will provide an overview of business responses to the actual and potential impacts of climate change. Proactive companies are looking to predict how climate change and associated wide ranging weather patterns will affect their businesses and what can be done to adapt to and mitigate these impacts. Business now have to think how they can ‘climate proof’ their operations, infrastructure and assess supply chain break downs and consider the overall economic cost such impacts can inflict on a company. In this presentation Dr Keith Whitehead will also describe how climate change could potentially affect business operations in both the short and long term.
S1B - Keith Whitehead (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (1,912 Kb)
|S1C||12.50-13.35||Neil Budworth, Corporate Health and Safety Manager - E.ON UK||Designing and Delivering High Impact Health and Safety Communication Campaigns||
The presentation explores the theory behind communication design, some different approaches to communicating about a particular issue and then finishes with real examples from safety and health and well being.
S1C - Neil Budworth (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (3,373 Kb)
|S1D||14.20-15.05||Kevin Bridges, Partner and Regulatory Lawyer, Pinsent Masons||Health and Safety – Looking Back at the Last Year; Landmark Judgments.||
This session will explore some of the significant cases in the last 12 months and consider their impact both in terms of how prosecutions in future might be defended and also what they mean for the safety professional in the context of risk management (Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd & Ors ; R v Tangerine Confectionery Limited & R v Veolia ES (UK) Limited). Kevin will also look at the consequences ofR v Marks & Spencer plcand othersand some of the recent cases successfully prosecuted by Fire Authorities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 including the Court of Appeal decision inR (Nottinghamshire & City of Nottingham Fire & Rescue Service) v Liu and O’Rourke
S1D - Kevin Bridges (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (785 Kb)
|S1E||09.10-09.45||Alan McArthur, 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety||Are you fit enough?... A Practical Guide to Fit Testing and Competency||
Fit testing is legal requirement for all tight fitting respirators and a challenge across many industries. This seminar aims to give practical advice to anyone who is implementing a fit testing programme. It will include topics such as:- When and why to fit test; Fit testing methods and fundamentals; A practical guide to fit testing including hints and tips; How to handle failures; Judging competence to fit test and the Fit2Fit accreditation scheme.
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|S1F||10.40-11.15||Neil Sutherland: Dupont Personal Protection||Is Your Chemical Protective Clothing Really Protecting You?||All suits may look the same, but are you confident your chemical protective clothing is really protecting you and your staff? With the help of Professor Victor Tytonius, these questions will be conclusively answered. In a series of videos, the Professor will lead you through some revealing experiments on the three most commonly used materials in chemical protective clothing: Tyvek (r), Micorporous film and SMS.
S1F - Neil Sutherland (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (1,103 Kb)
|S1G||12.10-12.45||Ken Smith, Divisional Director- Consultancy Services, Arc Associates||“Safety is a Can Do Business”||Legislation requires that you manage health and safety in all areas of business. Safety should not be restrictive but a positive approach to good business management; it isn’t about can’t do. ‘Safety is a Can Do Business’ is a seminar which challenges these misconceptions and discusses the benefits of doing it right.
S1G - Ken Smith (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12)S1B - Keith Whitehead (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (1,094 Kb)
|S1H||13.40-14.15||Ansell Occupational Healthcare||Productivity & "Comfort at work" contradictory or complementary?||
What are the consequences for both businesses and employees when operators are exposed to more demanding industrial environments which can often lead to comprises in safety?
In an increasingly competitive environment where "lean" manufacturing is requiring operators to multi-task and rotate jobs we explore how companies can aviod the need to compromise on safety whilst enabling operators to be better protected, more productive and more compliant all of which enhance your competitive advantage.
We will demonstrate the benefits of lightweight advanced protection compared to more traditional solutions.
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|S1I||15.10-15.45||Andrew Burns Warren, Health & Safety Auditor/Jonathan Wilson, Health & Safety Sector Manager, NQA||Using Auditor Training to Achieve Certification to OHSAS 18001||The presentation will cover:- Internal auditor techniques training - a systems v inspection approach; Progression to lead auditor; Utilising training for certification and assessing your supply chain.
S1I - Andrew Burns Warren & Jonathan Wilson (Reebok Stadium, 10.10.12) (970 Kb)