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

PPE standards and the introduction of UKCA marking.

Thursday 16 September 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Zoom meeting Speaker: Sharon Oliphant, Business Development Manager, Arco Sharon started her presentation with video that explained the nature, scope and limitations of CE markings for PPE, and the dangers of purchasing counterfeit

Why all workplaces need a health risk management strategy. Illustrated by case studies

Thursday 15 July 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speakers:    Amanda Dowson RGN RSCPHN(OH) BA(Hons) CMIOSH, Director, Peritus Health Management,                      Julian Dowson MA, B.Ed, Cert OH, LFOH, Director, Peritus Health Management, Amanda and Julian explained why Health

Safety I or Safety II? Critical perspectives on effective safety management.

Thursday 17 June 2021 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker:  Christian Reeve, Head of SHE Operations and Improvement, BAE Systems Submarines Christian gave members an overview of the differences between the underlying theory and methodology of Safety I and Safety II workplace

Driver Safety – professional drivers and the grey fleet (driving own cars on company business) post Covid-19

Venue: Zoom Thursday 20 May 2021 Speaker: Jonathon Backhouse, Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Clitheroe Jonathon gave members an interesting and informative presentation about ways that employers can ensure that they develop robust risk assessments and safe systems of work for

Workplace Health and Safety and Public Health & Safety requirements: how can we make them compatible?

Thursday 15 April 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: James Woolgrove, FIIRSM MCIOB, Director, Heritage Health and Safety James discussed ways of managing interfaces between workplaces and the public in the light of duties placed on employers by

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

Thursday 18 March 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speakers: Ian Whitehurst, Barrister, Exchange Chambers and Mark Davies, Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Clitheroe Ian Whitehurst began the session by defining workplace transport as any activity involving vehicles used in

A practical approach to reducing workplace stress and improving mental wellbeing

Zoom meeting: Thursday 18 February 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Speaker: Lucy Atkinson, Customer Success Co-ordinator, Crams, Scarborough Lucy began her presentation by explaining that work-related stress is a serious issue, that it is often considered a ‘silent’ illness. She explained

Farm safety – the challenge of managing animals and equipment safely, with case studies.

Thursday 21 January 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Danny Pyrah, Senior Risk Management Consultant, NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Ltd Danny started his presentation by posing the questions “…What’s the problem with agriculture? …” and “…Why has

HSE update.

Thursday 10 December 2020, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Topic:  HSE update. Speaker: Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, Health and Safety Executive, Carlisle Steve covered three main topics during his presentation: HSE’s 2020/2021 workplan focusing on:

Preventing Legionella and stagnation in water services – awareness of problems, especially in a post Covid world.

Thursday 19 November 2020, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Topic:  Preventing Legionella and stagnation in water services – awareness of problems, especially in a post Covid world. Speaker: Niall Phillips, Hygiene and Technical Services Manager, Hydraclean Niall gave members