Safety & Health Expo welcomed experts from across all areas of health and safety to share their knowledge and expertise on critical topics concerning the profession. Visitors were able to choose from 75+ seminars to attend in four theatres: the Keynote Theatre, Operational Excellence Theatre, Professional Development Theatre and Lone Worker Theatre.
The Keynote Theatre welcomed many of our most high profile speakers and feature strategic, topical debates including ‘mental health in the workplace’, ‘different approaches to safety culture’, and ‘the sentencing guidelines’. For the first time, the Keynote Theatre featured live theatre (as part of an interactive training session) alongside the inspirational speakers Dame Kelly Holmes, Prof Brian Cox & Simon Weston CBE.
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE THEATRE
Programmed in partnership BOHS, British Safety Council, IOSH and RoSPA, this theatre covered occupational health, mental health & wellbeing, and the dos and don’ts of risk assessment, including an HSE perspective. Seminars included 'what makes a good risk assessment?’ ‘tackling ill-health in construction’, ‘ISO 45001 – the way forward’, and ‘managing the risks of an ageing population’.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THEATRE
This theatre supported leaders and future leaders of the profession, with seminars focussed on career development & qualifications, soft skills and behavioural safety & culture. Seminars that took place in this theatre included ‘core skills for influencing’, ‘tackling workplace stress’, ‘IOSH blueprint’, ‘NEBOSH reflective learning’, ‘safety culture models’ and ‘the impact of leadership on Cultural Safety ®’.
LONE WORKER THEATRE
With plenty of case studies, this theatre looked at best practice in lone worker health and safety. Speakers representing the NHS, Danone, Brent Council and Roadchef, amongst others, took to the stage to share their experiences. Other sessions included ‘portable gas detection meets the wireless internet of things’ and ‘essential training for the lone workers’.