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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May 2019

Lone working – a solutions-based approach

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Arup Majhi, Safety Health & Environment Manager, Carlisle City Council Arup has many years of experience working as Safety Health & Environment Manager at Carlisle City Council, an organisation where some employees routinely undertake lone working tasks. He will consider more than one solution to the problem of keeping lone workers safe and will also look at the use of lone working technologies, such as Sky guard, that can be used to augment lone working management procedures. Members are…

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June 2019

Works visit: Furness Abbey – managing a visitor attraction with structural problems

June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Furness Abbey, Manor Road
Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PJ United Kingdom
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Workplace host: Mark Twitchett, Territory Safety Manager, English Heritage Mark will give an overview of English Heritage’s health and safety arrangements at an organisational level and at Furness Abbey where they are currently carrying out essential maintenance to the fabric of the buildings. There are limited places on this visit therefore initial bookings will be taken at our March and April meetings. Furness Abbey: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/furness-abbey/ Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion about effective health and safety…

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September 2019

HSE update

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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 will summarise HSE's priorities and strategies for 2019/20 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 main…

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November 2019

Employing young people – maximising opportunity and managing risk

November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Barbara Hockey, Head of Vulnerable Workers Team, HSE, Birmingham When young people start their working-life they will be unfamiliar the workplace environment, its associated risks and the behaviour that is expected of them. Barbara Hockey, Head of Vulnerable Workers Team at HSE, Birmingham will therefore cover topics such as ways of assessing whether young workers need additional support to allow them to carry out their work so that they do not put themselves and others at risk and whether,…

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December 2019

Using case studies to identify major accident hazards

December 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: John Gould, Process Safety Management & Loss Prevention Lecturer, Sheffield University John Gould has many years of experience of identifying potential major accident scenarios in the gas industry including off-shore rigs for firms such as Centrica. He was also a Specialist HSE Inspector (1994 to 2001). He will look at a range of methodologies to help employers prevent major accidents including risk screening, frequency analysis, consequence analysis, risk evaluation, decision making and human factors and he will illustrate these…

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