Operational Excellence Theatre

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Making business and safety even better
10:45 - 11:15
Group Managing Director
Kelvin TOP-SET

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.

ISO 41001 - Raising the bar for FM Globally
11:30 - 12:20
Senior Director
GVA Acuity
Key Facilities Management International
Director Public Sector Services Affairs

The session will discuss a newly published BS ISO 41001 – the most important facilities management(FM) standard produced to date.

It will explain what FM means and will give guidance on how to manage an integrated FM system for tendering purposes.

This standard is set to become an international benchmark for insourced and outsourced service provision of FM.

By attending this session you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the scope of the standard
  • Learn how BS ISO 41001 should be used, including examples of best practice and strategy options
  • The ‘value add’ to be derived from use and compliance with the standard

Ask questions and network with the those directly involved in the development of the standard


Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in a Manufacturing
12:30 - 13:00
Industrial hygiene coordinator (UK & Italy)


  • What the risks are
  • The extent of the problem
  • How to manage exposure to welding fumes
  • How to access FREE expertise and resources
  • YOUR opportunity to get involved
Breathe freely in construction - 2018 update
13:15 - 13:45
Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing

• An update on the campaign to date
• Upcoming activities
• Showcase of available resources
• Examples of how the resources can be used in the workplace

An HSE inspector’s take on preventing work-related ill-health
14:00 - 14:30
HM Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety
Health and Safety Executive

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.

AI revolution in safety - Robot safety rocks - shaping the future!
14:45 - 15:15
Health and Safety Manager

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

Risk assessment in the digital age: making an impact with virtual reality.
15:30 - 16:00
British Safety Council
Head of Digital Learning

With the recent release of the Oculus Go, a fully functional self-contained VR headset can be purchased for under £200. It is no longer prohibitively expensive to purchase enough headsets for an entire class to use simultaneously. But how can VR be used effectively in training? Can it just be used to teach process or can it also be used to influence and change behaviour? Isn’t VR training just glorified gaming anyway?

In this session, James will discuss:

  • making an impact through engaging the senses and evoking emotional responses
  • creating memorable experiences
  • measuring differences in attitude and behaviour
Innovative approaches to training
16:15 - 16:45
Education Manager
British Safety Council

For health and safety training to be effective, learning should be active, rather than passive.  Clare Constant shares the British Safety Council’s latest approaches to training.