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Workplace Health and Safety and Public Health & Safety requirements: how can we make them compatible?
April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: James Woolgrove, FIIRSM MCIOB, Director, Heritage Health and Safety
About the session
James will look briefly at the impact of Covid-19 regulations on workplace health and safety but, his focus will be on managing interfaces between workplaces and the public. He will explore the meaning of duties placed on employers such as:
“…It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees…” and
“…It shall be the duty of every employer to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his employment who may be affected thereby are not thereby exposed to risks to their health or safety…”
James will consider the implications of these duties when much of what the public and employers do is driven by a combination of social media, litigation and insurance requirements. He will illustrate his presentation with case studies.
James has been finding practical solutions to managing health and safety for most of his working life. Initially he was an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, rafting, and orienteering where he became adept at dynamic risk assessment. He then travelled to many countries while managing the health and safety of technicians setting up staging and sound systems for the live events industry before taking on responsibility for managing health and safety in three construction zones in the millennium dome. Since then, James has spent many years overseeing the safe repair and maintenance of some of the UK’s finest historic buildings. This involves devising ways of using traditional construction skills safely and protecting the public from unusual hazards.
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