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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April 2019

Safety ownership: how can this be achieved? Dealing with bravado, the role of carrot and stick and rewards.

April 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: David Mason, Director, Inspire Safety David has a wide experience of developing effective workplace health and safety systems that encourage employees to ‘buy in’ to a positive workplace culture. He will draw on this experience, including his time as Health & Safety Director at Travis Perkins, to look at practical ways of encouraging safety 'ownership' and dealing with bravado in the workplace. Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the meeting and to…

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May 2019

Lone working – a solutions-based approach

May 16, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

Dealing with HSE Inspectors: best practice and guidlines

July 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Karl Tindale, Associate Director, Health & Safety, Safer Sphere Karl was an active north west HSE Construction Inspector from 2009 to 2011. He has worked in the construction industry for 29 years where he became a construction OSH professional 10 years ago. He has recently stepped down as chairman of the Merseyside Construction Group where he has been an active committee member for the last seven years. This safety group has close links to HSE in the north west…

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September 2019

HSE update

September 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Steven Boyd, Acting HM Principal Inspector (Cumbria & North Lancashire), HSE, Carlisle Steven Boyd will: i. give a brief overview of HSE’s proposed 2020 - 2030 work plan, ii. summarise HSE's priorities and strategies for 2019/20 and iii. provide members with an overview of notable enforcement or interesting cases in Cumbria and North Lancashire with an opportunity to disseminate key learning points from these cases. Members are encouraged to take part in an interactive discussion with speakers during the…

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October 2019

Shortcuts lead to disaster – your guide to getting it right. People, equipment, mindfulness and engagement

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Day seminar: Thursday 17 October 2019, 09.15 to 16.00 Main topics and speakers: Human factors in the workplace: what are they? And how can they be managed?   Speaker: David Mason, Director, Inspire Safety The Impact of human factors on workplace behaviour when using tools and machinery.  Speaker: Dr Malcom Cook, Principal Engineer, BAE Systems Submarines, Barrow-in-Furness Managing work related stress.  Speaker: Emma Carhart, Mental Health Workplace Educator, Our Mind’s Work, Gateshead Mentoring young people in the workplace.  Speaker: James Riddick,…

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November 2019

Young people in the workplace

November 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Stuart Mason, Health & Safety Adviser, Gilbert Giles & Gordon Ltd, Kendal 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. Stuart plans to cross reference HSE guidance as he uses case studies based on his work experiences since leaving school, followed by looking at how Gilkes manage their apprentices. Our committee would like to thank Stuart, for agreeing to make this presentation at…

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December 2019

Using case studies to identify major accident hazards

December 12, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

CDM – best practice for small and medium sized business Clients and Designers

January 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker:    James Woolgrove, Director, Woolgrove Associates Ltd James has many years of experience of helping Clients and Designers comply with the requirements of the CDM Regulations for small and medium building projects and when renovating historic buildings. He believes that pre-project planning and user/builder friendly project designs are the cornerstone of successful building projects. James is well-known to many of our members; his presentations always generate lively and useful discussions about the problems associated with the safe management of building…

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February 2020

Health and Safety prosecutions, including road transport, and how to avoid them!

February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING AND HEAVY RAIN! Late change of speaker and topic A unique opportunity to hear two eminent speakers with a wealth of knowledge about health and safety law! Speakers Ian Whitehurst, Barrister, Chambers and Partners, described as “…a real fighter who makes incisive legal points…”. Ian will draw on his expertise and use recent health & safety cases to highlight the failings incurred. He is a leading financial crime, crime and regulatory barrister. As a member of the…

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