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

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

Managing your Fire Risk Assessment in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Thursday 22 October 2020, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Andy Anderson, Managing Director, SOA, Safety Ltd & SOA Engineering Ltd, Dalton-in-Furness. Andy explained that a robust workplace Fire Risk Assessment needed to follow the basic principles of all

Managing on site partners and contractors

Venue: Zoom Speaker:    Gary McAteer, Safety Advisor, Management of Contractors Department, Sellafield Sites Ltd, and Director, Energy Coast, Safety, Health and Environmental Solutions. Gary gave members an insight into the way that Sellafield Ltd manages their massive decommissioning operation of

Five ways to wellbeing

21 August 2020, Zoom meeting, Speakers: Logan Smith  & Doug Dennison, Directors, Unmasked Mental Health, Halifax & Logan introduced the session by telling members that mental health and wellbeing is a valuable asset that people often take for granted. He

Rising to the new challenges for our organisations as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

Date: Friday 7 August 2020 Venue: Zoom Speaker:    Elsa Mason, Director, DMA Safety Management Ltd (Inspire Safety), Seascale. Elsa’s presentation discussed the impact of Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent easing of Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and their employees. She also