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

HSE update

Date: 19th September 2019 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands Speaker: Steven Boyd, Acting Principal Inspector of Health & Safety (Cumbria & Lancashire), HSE, Carlisle. Steve’s presentation covered three main topics: HSE’s Strategy for 2020 to 2030 (currently being formulated), HSE’s

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Works visit: Managing a visitor attraction with structural problems – Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness

Date: 20 June 2019 Hosts:   Mark Twitchet, Health & Safety Manager, NW Area, English Heritage & Mike Callaghan, Property Manager, Cumbria & Lancashire, English Heritage Lucy Ronald, Site Manager, Furness Abbey, English Heritage Venue:  Furness Abbey, Manor Road, Barrow-in-Furness,

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Dealing with HSE Inspectors: best practice and guidelines

Speaker:      Karl Tindale, Associate Director, Safer Sphere During his presentation Karl explained the way that HSE used strategic health and safety problems as a basis for developing targeted routine health and safety inspections alongside proactive inspections after major RIDDOR

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Lone working: a solutions based approach

Speaker: Arup Majhi, Safety, Health & Environment Manager, Carlisle City Council Date: 16 May 2019 Venue: Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Arup provided members with a comprehensive overview of risk reduction strategies that Carlisle City Council have adopted to help reduce

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Safety ownership: carrot or stick?

Speaker: David Mason, Director, Inspire Safety Date: 11 April 2019 Venue: Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Dave introduced himself by explaining that he had a wide range of safety management experience including being Health & Safety Director at Travis Perkins prior

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Consequences of a fall from height; a though provoking personal account

Date: 21 March 2019 Speaker: Jason Anker MBE, Director, Anker & Marsh Jason introduced his presentation by explaining that he had adopted a different approach to his presentations because he had recently put his accident into perspective. He then used

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What you should be expecting to see from your scaffolder

Date: 21 February 2019 Speaker: Mark Clark, Managing Director, Clarke Health & Safety Consultants Ltd Gary McAteer, Vice Chairman, South Cumbria & North Lancashire IOSH Branch, welcomed members to the Branch’s joint February meeting with SCOHSG. He then introduced our

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The future of the health and safety profession: attracting the next generation.

Speaker: James Quinn, Vice President, IOSH & HS&E Manager, Bouygues Construction Date: 17 January 2019 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Jim Tongue, Chairman, South Cumbria & North Lancashire IOSH Branch, welcomed members to a joint meeting with SCOHSG. 

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A practical approach to workplace manual handling

Speaker: Paul Barden, Director, Get Set Training, Leeds Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET Jim Tongue, Chairman, South Cumbria & North Lancashire IOSH Branch, welcomed members to the meeting. He then introduced Paul to the group. Paul explained

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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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