• The future of technology in health and safety, with case study examples
• Drones and the potential applications to remove risk for humans, including working at height inspections
• 'Skyfencing' and the future of site protection from unwanted drones
• VR programmes currently being used for confined space Training Courses
• Driverless cars
Ruby will address the importance of good mental health as well as tackling the problems of communication within businesses and organisations, especially for leaders. Combining psychological insights with her understanding of writing and performing, and of course humour, Ruby helps both individuals and groups understand how to create an open, honest culture that encourages and succeeds. A hilarious yet essential education not to be missed by responsible employers and employees alike.
During our session, we will provide:
• An overview of the inquest process, the powers of the Coroner and why you might become involved in an inquest.
• Guidance on strategy, including when to introduce legal representatives to the coroner and the implications of being granted interested person status.
• An overview of how you should guide witnesses throughout the inquest process.
• An insight into the wider implications of an inquest and the impact this has on regulatory and civil proceedings, policy coverage and liability for costs.
• Techniques to help you avoid future death reports being issued by the coroner.
• Techniques to deal with reputational issues and handling the media.
• An overview of what the future could hold including increased scrutiny through the Coroners Court; a push for greater regulation of the Coroners role and consideration of the right to appeal.
In the past year HSE has launched its Go Home Healthy microsite and social media presence, published far reaching plans to address occupational lung disease, MSDs and work-related stress, hosted three Summit events and generally raised its game on occupational health issues. Geoff Cox will be providing the background to these developments, reflecting on how well things have gone thus far, and giving an insider’s feel for what we can expect to see next.
Our expert panel will discuss the world’s first global occupational health and safety standard – ISO 45001. They will discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities this new standard presents and share the learnings that have come from those who are, or have implemented, this exciting new international standard. You will then get the chance to quiz the panel with a live Q&A session.
For too long conferences have been awash with calls for the outside world to ‘get FM’. We know the impact FM can have on business, the economy and wider society; but is that message hitting home?
On 1 March BIFM announced its intention to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities management. It argues that the surge in recognition by organisations of the impact that physical environments have on their people’s performance is an opportunity for the FM profession to shine.
In this session Chris will assess that opportunity, exploring the steps required to take full advantage, the skills and insight the profession requires moving forward and the tools available to help.
Developing and adopting a safe lone-working mindset can help protect your employees. This highly interactive talk will discuss the realities of lone working against a framework of policies. It will explore ways to recognise and defuse potentially dangerous situations through behavioural change and positional effectiveness.
• What are the Health and Safety requirements for fleet managers – company, privately-owned and hire cars and vans?
• What has been the effect of the changes to Health and Safety sentencing guidelines, since Feb 2016, with examples?
• Why is Health and Safety compliance is just the start?
• What are the business benefits of a robust health and safety strategy for people who drive for work?
During our session, we will cover:
• An overview of driving offences.
• The Sentencing Council sentencing guidelines, including the recent consultation on new offences.
• The impact of developments in the law for fleet managers.
• Risk management strategies.
• A case study where you will consider a real-life scenario and potential implications for your drivers, managers and your company.
• The future – focusing on the impact of technology.
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• Is Human Factors Human Focussed?
BRE and partners have commenced a long-term project “The Biophilic Office project” to grow and deepen the evidence base for health, wellbeing and productivity impacts of creating a restorative office environment. Alongside indoor environment the measurement of the physiological and psychological wellbeing of office occupants forms the evidence base to help understand the return on investment for office refurbishment using nature-inspired biophilic design. Does refurbishing with higher levels of occupant wellbeing in mind bring a greater return – in terms of business performance, reduced absenteeism and improved reported levels of wellness?
• Levels of sleeplessness across society and the rise in sleep disorders
• The link between sleep, health and performance
• The link between sleep and stress
• How to go about understanding the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in staff
• Interventions and solutions in the workplace
Over the years it is undoubtedly clear that safety is improving and yet there are major gains to be achieved by digging even deeper. Identifying ‘Weak Signals and Indicators’ can help companies make further improvements to business and safety performance, and importantly, avoid incidents and accidents.
In this presentation, examples will be given from several industrial sectors on how identifying seemingly unimportant indicators can be the key to preventing failures, even disasters, while establishing the opportunities for significantly enhanced performance across the whole company.
The application of straightforward tools and techniques, from visual risk assessment to investigation and barrier analysis methodologies, will be illustrated.
• An update on the campaign to date
• Upcoming activities
• Showcase of available resources
• Examples of how the resources can be used in the workplace
There are many tasks and processes in many industries that can lead to significant ill health risks to those both directly and indirectly involved. A key part of HSE’s Help Great Britain Work Well campaign is earlier prevention, which is more cost-effective than trying to intervene when a person is suffering from more serious ill health. A good risk assessment is just the first step in preventing work-related ill-health. Risks that are identified should be controlled by putting in place appropriate and sensible control measures.
The AI revolution is happening and it is already affecting the safety industry. Will it be innovation or disruption? How will this affect us as organisations, service providers and practitioners? John Kersey, SHP “Robot Safety” contributor will take you through 5 steps to get you started on the Industry 4.0 path
NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will jointly host this interactive session. Research undertaken by the HSE has identified key competencies and behaviours that are associated with health and safety leadership excellence. We plan to highlight what these competencies are and give you the opportunity to put your questions to HSE's expert psychologists and human factors experts.
Darren is currently Senior Vice President for DHL Globally for HSE, where he has progressed significantly since joining as a Health & Safety Director for DHL UK in 2003. He started his health & Safety career with the Coal board back in 1985, before moving to Midlands newspapers as a Health & Safety Officer, and Stadco the manufacturing supplier to the Automotive industry, as Group Health & Safety Manager.
• Organisations have struggled to ‘truly’ measure safety culture, using safety climate surveys as a proxy, simply because a viable alternative method was not available.
• An existing qualitative cultural measurement tool was adapted to incorporate a quantitative element focused on the effectiveness of an organisation’s efforts to influence safety behaviour.
• Use of the adapted assessment tool in a North American conglomerate was found to be highly reliable and demonstrated criterion-related validity with various types of serious and minor injury records.
• The cultural assessment tool is a practical, useful, reasonably accurate and cost-effective method for identifying and describing an organisation’s safety culture that lends itself to injury reduction.
• The talk will present a case study and results.
Jason Anker MBE has spoken over the last 8 years on the implications of not speaking up and the implications on his life, family and friends.
As we are now rightly focusing on health and wellbeing as well, Jason has been developing a new talk about what he has achieved since his accident and how not just having resilience but learning how to use it to improve his health and wellbeing. Jason’s journey since his accident has not always been easy but now concentrated on his achievements and things he can do no longer thinking about things he cannot do.
The talk now is not about the fall but it’s about the bounce.
Despite acknowledgement of the importance of behaviours and their impact on accident risk within safety critical organisations, attempts to understand and modify behaviour within this context have been variable.
The behavioural sciences, particularly the discipline of Health Psychology, offer a wealth of evidence-based models and theories which aim to explain and predict behaviours as well as inform behaviour change interventions.
Although such models have been extensively applied to a myriad of health-related behaviours such as smoking, they have rarely been utilised in predicting, explaining or modifying safety-related behaviours.
As part of a “Knowledge Transfer Partnership”, Leeds Beckett University and VolkerRail Ltd are utilising this knowledge to design, implement and embed, data driven, targeted behaviour change interventions. The application of such models to this safety critical setting is novel to both the industry and academia.
An introduction to the ‘new safety’ campaign, developed by SHP and the health and safety community. The debate will include results of an survey and will debate the following statements:
Health and safety should be:
1. Holistic – caring for both mental and physical health
2. Disruptive – embracing new approaches and technologies
3. Business leadership – driving cultural change from the boardroom to the frontline
4. Innovative – finding creative solutions to problems
5. Inclusive – celebrates diversity of views and individuals
6. Sustainable – champions environmentally sustainable business values