Minutes and presentations from our regular meetings are available to view and download below.

Works visit to BAE Systems Submarines

Hosts: Ian Burns, SHE Director, BAE Systems Submarines &  Tracey Armistead, Senior SHE Adviser & Occupational Hygienist, BAE Systems Submarines Venue:    BAE Systems Submarines, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria After members had completed their security checks they were taken to a conference room where…

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Working at height: management of scaffolding, portable scaffold towers and ladders

Date: 17th May 2018        Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Speaker: Ian Tongue, E, H and S Manager, BEP Project, Sellafield Ian began his presentation with a summary relevant UK regulations and useful sources of…

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Why? And How? The business case for changing workplace culture and managing stress effectively

Speaker: Emily Pearson, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Be.Wellbeing Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Date: 19 April 2018        Venue: Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Emily immediately gained members’ attention when she began her presentation with a challenging discussion question: Why should you care? Followed by…

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COSHH: helping SMEs by focusing on Quantity, Concentration and Duration

Speaker: Eddie Kalinowski, Health, Safety & Environment Manager, Dugdale PVC, Sowerby Bridge Date: 15 March 2018 Eddie started his presentation with a slightly different interpretation of the COSHH acronym: Chemicals Often Sting Hurt and Harm you to help people understand…

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Driving on company business

Speaker: Tony Hart BA Dip Arch RIBA NRBOSH, Senior Architect, Sellafield Sites Date: 15th February 2018 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Tony gave us a thought-provoking presentation on the need for effective management of employees who are routinely expected…

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CDM (2015) in practice at the construction stage

Date: 18 January 2018 Speaker: James Riddick, Health & Safety Adviser, Eric Wright Group, Preston James gave us a thought-provoking presentation that focussed on practical ways of complying with the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015 during the construction stage.…

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Integrated management systems: a risk based approach

Date: 14 December 2017 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Speaker: Richard Jones, Business Delivery Manager, Compensation & Land, Environment Agency, Warrington Richard explained that it was possible for companies to develop risk based management systems that met…

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What does risk management mean?

A day seminar looking at Risk Management from the perspectives of: employers, HSE, employees and insurers Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 09.15 – 16.00 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7DB Programme summary: A strategic overview of workplace risk…

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HSE update

Date: 21 September 2017 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6ET Speaker: Mike Griffiths, HM Inspector, HSE, Carlisle Mike Griffith’s presentation focussed on HSE’s priorities and strategies for 2018 and provided members with an overview of the main causes of…

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Managing mental health in construction

Date: 16 November 2017 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Speaker: Michael Fellowes, Director, Sunsurfer Arts & Education Consultancy Ltd Unfortunately Martin Coid was unable to make his scheduled presentation on Managing mental health in the construction industry…

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