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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November 2021

Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Topic: Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks Speakers: Phil Roberts, HSE Specialist Inspector, Occupational Hygiene and NW Regional Organiser, BOHS Andrea Wheale, HM Specialist Inspector of Railways, Occupational Hygiene, Office of Rail and Road and NW Regional Organiser, BOHS About the session Phil and Andrea will discuss how occupational hygienists can help employers and managers understand ‘hidden’ workplace health risks and the important role played by routine good hygiene practices. They will also focus on ways of motivating workers and managers…

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December 2021

HSE update.

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Speaker:    Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE, Carlisle About the session Steve’s presentation will cover three main topics: 1.  Changes in HSE during the past year. 2.  An update on HSE’s high priority inspection targets. 3.  A summary of higher profile health and safety cases or prosecutions in the region (a backlog in the court system has slowed concluded cases this year). About Steve Steve is team leader of HSE’s Cumbria & North Lancashire Field Operations…

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February 2022

Competence: how can workplace competence be assessed? A common sense approach.

February 17, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Speaker: Sam Duxbury, SHE Manager, Walter Carefoot & Sons (Construction) Ltd About the session An up-to-date training record is necessary but should never be used as a substitute for adequate supervision and project management. This session will emphasise the importance of on-the-job practical experience and the need for managers to ensure that their workers understand how to complete their tasks without putting themselves or others at risk. Sam will illustrate his talk with case studies. About Sam Sam has a…

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June 2022

Works visit: Ørsted, Barrow Offshore Wind’s onshore facility

June 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ørsted, Barrow offshore Wind, 1 Ramsey Way
Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 2GR United Kingdom
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Host: Mark Higgins, Regional HSE Manager Ørsted Off-shore Mark Higgins, Regional HSE Manager Ørsted Off-shore will give an overview of Ørsted’s health and safety arrangements on-shore and off-shore followed by a very interesting presentation that should be a bit jaw-dropping for everyone! There will also be a tour of some of the site’s on-shore facilities. Please note there will be construction work on site at the time of the visit. There are limited places on this visit therefore initial bookings…

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