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

Legionella Management, where can it go wrong?

15 February 2024 Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW Speaker: Adrian Parris, Chemical Safety Manager, Sellafield Ltd Adrian’s presentation covered the following: Legionella’s microbiology, conditions needed for the development of Legionella colonies and risk factors. Legal

Tilly Pass Inspection and Certification scheme for agricultural trailers

Thursday 16 November 2023, Zoom meeting Speaker:    Jane Gurney MBE, Farmer, and Founder of the Tilly Your Trailer campaign Jane’s motivational presentation explained how the death of her nineteen-year son Harry in 2014, in a preventable tractor/trailer accident made

Home working, hybrid working, and agile working all require robust and practical health and safety policies.

19 October 2023 Venue:     Westmorland Suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW. Speaker:  Arup Mahji CMIOSH, MBA, BSc (Hons) Safety, Health & Environmental Manager, Health & Safety Resources, Cumberland Council Arup’s presentation considered the challenges that employers face when managing

What do Local Authority Enforcement Officers do? And how might this affect you?

Thursday 21 September 2023 Venue:    Westmorland Suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW Speaker: Jacqui Harrison, Technical Enforcement Officer, Health & Safety, Fylde Council Jacqui discussed the challenges faced by Local Authority Health and Safety Enforcement Officers due to

Can ‘thriving at work mental health standards’ be compatible with creating a thriving business?

Thursday 20 July 2023 Venue:   Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW Speaker: Michael Boaden, Chief Operating Officer, Carlisle Eden Mind After he had explained the main recommendations of the Thriving at Work mental health standards recommended to

Works visit to Story Rail’s construction project training facility, Carlisle

Date:                  15 June 2023 Hosts:              Emma Porter, Managing Director, Story Rail John Cahill Story Plant Assurance Manager, Story Rail John Burns, Technical Training Manager, Story Rail Members were privileged to have been

Working together: Local Authorities and HSE

Thursday 20 April 2023 Venue:   Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Mark Dawson, Head of Local Authority and Safety Unit, Engagement and Policy Division – Operational Strategy, HSE. Mark discussed the roles and responsibilities of

HSE update March 2023

Thursday 16 March 2023 Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW. Speaker: Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE, Carlisle Steve’s presentation covered three main topics:   Changes in HSE during the past year.  

The importance of selecting the right RPE for the job and ensuring that it is face-fit tested and properly maintained.

Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Kevin Twinn BA(Hons), Respiratory, Head & Face Specialist, 3M,  NE England & Cumbria Kevin’s presentation: Identified situations where workplace respiratory protection (RPE) is necessary. Discussed the advantages and

Workplace transport safety: assessing workplace safety barriers using the internationally recognised British Standards Institution (BSI) PAS 13, 2017 standard for workplace safety barriers.

Thursday 19 January 2023, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: David Howarth, Business Development Manager, A-Safe UK David discussed ways of developing a robust workplace transport management system including barrier design recommendations based on the British Standards Institution (BSI)