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Health and safety in healthcare – building a safety culture within the NHS
10:40 - 11:15
Head of Health and Safety
Royal Free London NHS Foundation

How do we make sure that health and safety is given appropriate focus in a sector where looking after others is our job? Ensuring that the health and safety of staff is embedded in our safety culture is fundamental to controlling the risks in such a complex sector. From board level support, to encouraging staff on the ground to make health and safety part of their everyday working life, we can only take care of others if we look after ourselves. This presentation will look at ways we are trying to embed health and safety in a hospital environment to prevent accidents and injuries.

Post Grenfell: implications for fire safety and future regulations
12:40 - 13:10
Managing Director
The Fire Protection Association
Acre Frameworks Presents - Agents of Change: Delivering change requires the practitioner to change
13:20 - 13:50

As the profession faces an unprecedented period of change with the emergence of a range of new theories, approaches and transformative technologies, what needs to change in our thinking and approach.

James Pomeroy will share what he has learnt from introducing new approaches and trialling new technology, and what these lessons mean for how safety practitioners approach to change and view success.

Acre Frameworks Presents - What it means to be an H&S Industry Ambassador
14:00 - 14:30
Head of Health and Safety
Unite Students
Content Creator
Safeti Ltd
Health and Safety Manager

Acre Frameworks have recently conducted the largest research projects into defining the non-technical competencies critical for success in the Health and Safety profession. 

One of the critical Leadership competencies identified is ‘Industry Ambassador’. Anna Keen, Director of Frameworks, will explore this with a panel of rising Industry Ambassadors with the aim to answer the following questions:

  • what does it mean to be an Industry Ambassador?
  • what does it takes personally?
  • why is it important to be an Industry Ambassador?
The case for investing in psychological safety - why Safety professionals need to examine the risks and benefits for their organisation
14:40 - 15:10
Chief Executive
Wellbeing Works

As work demands change, Health and Safety professionals need to ensure their organisations are both physically and psychologically safe.

Hamish Moore, Chief Executive will explain in detail what Psycholog-ical Safety is and explain his research in this area, why organisations are now measuring Psychological Safety and provide some practical actions that you can implement to address the issues arising.
Immediately following the presentation, Hamish will lead an interac-tive, one hour workshop in the Workshop on Networking Forum for those who want to put theory into practice.

Health and Safety Leadership Excellence
15:30 - 16:00

Ed will present HSE’s perspective on H&S leadership, identifying tips and common pitfalls. He will also give an outline of the HSE/NEBOSH H&S leadership excellence qualification.


Inspiring and motivating business leaders to drive positive change
16:15 - 16:45
Group SHEQ Director

Enabling business leaders to drive positive change is fundamental to establishing a strong health and safety culture. Health and safety practitioners are challenged to influence business leaders such that they actively and visibly champion improvement in workplace safety standards.

Paul will cover some of the challenges faced by health and safety practitioners associated with enabling business leaders to drive positive change. He will explore some of the most effective ways to secure business leader engagement with enhancing business health and safety performance.