Meeting time: 13.30hrs – 15.45hrs unless otherwise stated; free for SCOHSG company representatives and for IOSH members unless otherwise stated. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.

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March 2018

COSHH: a Holy Trinity – helping SMEs by focussing on Quantity, Concentration, and Duration

March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Eddie Kalinowski, Health, Safety & Environment Manager, Dugdale PVC, Sowerby Bridge Eddie believes that it is important that staff using COSHH substances understand how to assess the risks associated with the tasks that they are undertaking. He has developed a practical approach for SMEs who are managing potential COSHH risks. This focusses on Quantity (How much is used?), Concentration (How strong is the substance?) and Duration (How long will staff be exposed to the substance?) Members are encouraged to…

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April 2018

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

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Emily Pearson, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, The Centre for Wellbeing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Emily believes that there is a strong business case for managing workplace stress effectively. Her work takes her to a range of businesses where she provides practical advice to managers about practical ways of improving workplace culture and staff wellbeing. There are no ‘quick fixes’ but there are ways to ‘kick-start’ the process. There will also be a short AGM to elect your Branch committee members for 2018/19.…

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May 2018

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

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Ian Tongue, E H & S Manager,BEP Project, Sellafield Venue: The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET (http://www.netherwood-hotel.co.uk/) Ian has many years of experience working in the building industry and in providing and advising on working at height training for building personnel. This session will focus on the management and use of scaffolding, scaffolding towers and ladders. Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the meeting and to network with other members over…

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June 2018

Works visit: BAE Systems Submarine Solutions

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Host: Tracey Armistead, Senior SHE Advisor Occupational Hygienist, BAE Systems Submarines This site visit will include an introductory talk about BAE’s health and safety management system followed by a tour of parts of the submarine facility. Members attending this works visit will need to undergo security checks before being allowed on site. Booking essential. For further details please contact: SCOHSG Programme Secretary Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with the workplace host and other members during…

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July 2018

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

July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speakers: James Woolgrove, Director, James Woolgrove Associates & Richard Nicholson, Senior Trainer, Nationwide Fire Training It is important that workplaces have trained First Aiders, but it can also be advantageous to have other staff who are trained in emergency First Aid giving them skills that may help them to save lives. This session will look at ways in which managers can assess the level of First Aid training that is appropriate for their work environment. It will also include practical…

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September 2018

HSE update

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Mark Dawson, HM Principal Inspector (Cumbria & North Lancashire), HSE, Carlisle Mark Dawson will summarise HSE's priorities and strategies for 2018/19 and provide members with an overview of the main causes of workplace accidents in the north west during the past year. Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the meeting and to network with other members over tea or coffee and biscuits after the meeting. There will be a committee meeting after…

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November 2018

Leading yourself and others through imposed workplace change

November 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speakers: Andy Harmer, Head of Leadership Development & Andy Read, Senior Consultant, VA Consultants, Kendal Andy Harmer and Andy Read have many years of experience in leadership skills training. They start from the premise that good leaders need to understand their own motivations as well as the inter-personal relationships of their work colleagues if they are to be effective leaders especially if they are expected to implement workplace change. This session will involve audience participation. Members are encouraged to take…

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December 2018

A practical approach to workplace manual handling

December 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Paul Barden, Director, Get Set Training, Leeds Paul believes that it is important that manual handling training is tailored to the individual and the task. One size does not fit all. This session will include consideration of key factors that can affect an individual’s ability to undertake manual handling tasks safely and at ways of managing workplace manual handling tasks. Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the meeting and to network with…

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