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

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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Workplace culture & safety committees

Date: 20th July 2017 Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands Speaker: Chris Jerman, Head of Health and Safety – Retail, Ladbrokes Coral Group We had asked Chis to make a presentation considering the question: Can Safety Committees & Safety Representatives have…

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Works visit: Nationwide Fire Training, indoor training facility

Host:         Andy Lee, Director, Nationwide Fire Training Venue:       Nationwide Fire Training, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6NZ Andy Lee and Richard Nicholson welcomed members to Nationwide Fire Training’s indoor training facility with a buffet lunch and opportunity to network. After lunch…

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Interactive workshop: How can we manage workplace use of VDU workstations, laptops, tablets and smart phones?

18 May 2017 Workshop leader: James Woolgrove, Director, James Woolgrove Associates This meeting was planned as an interactive workshop, led by James Woolgrove assisted by Sam Duxbury, Jim Tongue and Gary McAteer. Unfortunately, James’ three assistants fell by the wayside,…

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Skills, knowledge, experience and training – how should we assess workplace competence?

20 April 2017 Speaker: Kajal Odedra, Development Executive, Policy Department, IOSH, Leicester Kajal gave members an overview of the IOSH Blue Print workplace competency assessment tool allows individuals and business managers to assess workplace competence from a ‘whole business’ perspective.…

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Trees, grass and caterpillars

Date: 16 March 2017  Venue:Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria The main themes of our rural event Trees Grass and Caterpillars were: tree safety, safe grass mowing on slopes and occupational health problems including noise and vibration from machinery as well…

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