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

Leading self and others through imposed workplace change

Speaker:    Andy Harmer, Head of Leadership Development, VA Consultants, Kendal Venue:        The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Andy adopted an interactive approach to his subject; he ensured that no-one was allowed to fall asleep in the back row…

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Sound, Suffocation and Fury: solving the challenges posed by managing noise, HAVs, confined spaces & consideration of related health surveillance

Date:            Thursday 18th October 2018, 09.15 to 16.00 Venue:         The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Tim Briggs, Director & Programme Leader, Safety Health and Environmental Management Courses, Leeds Beckett University & Chairman, IOSH Professional Standards Committee chaired a successful…

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HSE update 2018

Speaker:    Leona Cameron, HM Inspector of Health & Safety, HSE Carlisle Date:          20 September 2018 Venue:        The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Unfortunately Mark Dawson, Principal Inspector Health & Safety (Cumbria & north Lancashire)was not able to visit…

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First Aid and emergency First Aid training – how much is enough?

Speakers: Richard Nicholson, Senior Trainer, Nationwide Fire Training & James Woolgrove, Director, James Woolgrove Associates Date:         19 July 2018 Venue:      The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Richard and James made a helpful presentation about ways of assessing workplace First Aid training…

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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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