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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September 2018

HSE update

September 20, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Mental health in construction

October 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sella Park Sellafield, Cumbria United Kingdom + Google Map

Project Delivery Directorate, Cumbria are organising two half day seminars (09.00 to 12.00; repeat programme 13.00 t0 16.00) looking at ways of helping construction workers with mental health problems. These sessions will focus on ways of helping young workers who have suicidal thoughts and those who self-harm. Booking required. Further details: 4 October 2018 Contractors Mental Health training

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Promoting improved mental health in the workplace

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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With better work in mind - a practical and interactive day conference, hosted by Burnetts, CIPD, Acas and Carlisle Eden Mind. Delegate rate: £30 + VAT (early bird rate until 21st September); £45 + VAT (after 21st September) Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/with-better-work-in-mind-promoting-improved-mental-health-in-the-workplace-tickets-46109151714

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Sound suffocation and fury

October 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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A chance to hear expert HSE and industry speakers assess ways of solving the challenges posed by workplace noise, confined spaces, HAVs and related health surveillance. There will also be an opportunity to experience what it feels like to be work in a confined space by visiting one of ARCO’s confined space units that will be parked near the hotel. Programme summary and further details: 18 October 2018 day seminar flyer Delegate fee: £81.60 (including VAT, lunch, refreshments and delegate pack). Registration from 08.30; seminar…

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November 2018

Leading yourself and others through imposed workplace change

November 15, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

The future of the health and safety profession; attracting the next generation

January 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: James Quinn CMIOSH MCIOB, Vice President, IOSH & Project HSE Manager, Bouygues Construction James will look at some of the challenges that health and safety professionals and their employers are likely to face during the next few years including ways of attracting the next generation to consider joining the profession. For instance, by showing that the challenges of managing occupational risks effectively can lead to a varied and interesting career and that effective health and safety managers can improve work…

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February 2019

What you should be expecting to see from your scaffolder.

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Mark Clarke, Managing Director, Clarke Health & Safety Consultants Limited Mark has over 40 years’ experience in the scaffolding construction industry. He began his career as a scaffolder where he developed an interest in the health and safety of scaffolders while working for Shell Stanlow. In 1994 Mark became Health and Safety Adviser for one of the UKs largest scaffolding contractors. He was appointed to manage scaffolding/painting and asbestos operations within the nuclear industry and the petrochemical industry across…

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March 2019

Consequences of a fall from height; a thought-provoking personal account.

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Netherwood Hotel, Lindale Road
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6ET United Kingdom
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Speaker: Jason Anker, Director, Anker & Marsh Jason Anker describes how a fall from a ladder changed his life and the lives of his family and friends. He uses his experience to demonstrate the importance of ensuring that safety management strategies for working at height are robust and that workers understand the importance of complying with health and safety procedures.

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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 @ 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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