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February 2023

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

February 16, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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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 About the session Kevin’s presentation will: Identify situations where workplace respiratory protection (RPE) is necessary. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of RPE available to combat workplace hazards. Explain face fit testing requirements including the two main face fit tests and ways of solving face fit problems caused by facial hair. He will…

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March 2023

HSE update.

March 16, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE, Carlisle About the session Steve’s presentation will cover three main topics: Changes in HSE during the past year. An update on HSE’s high priority inspection targets. A summary of higher profile health and safety cases or prosecutions in the region (although the backlog in the court system has slowed concluded cases this year) About Steve Steve is team leader…

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April 2023

Working together: Local Authorities and HSE

April 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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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. About the session Mark will explore roles and responsibilities of HSE and LAs in the regulation of health and safety. He will also discuss the HSE Strategy 2022-2032 and how local authorities and HSE can collaborate with one another to keep people healthy and safe in their work. About Mark Mark…

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May 2023

Learning the Lessons – The London Theatre Ceiling Collapse

May 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Jane Hartman-Jemmett, Senior SHE Business Partner (Elizabeth Line), Transport for London About the session Jane plans to use the Apollo Theatre and Transport for London’s ceiling collapses as case studies to illustrate the importance of strong leadership and robust plans for incident management when dealing with unexpected workplace incidents especially when the workplace is also open to the public. In 2016, a large section of the suspended plaster…

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June 2023

Works visit to: Story Contracting’s railway construction project training facility, Carlisle.

June 15, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Storey Contracting Carlisle CA2 7NA Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 7NA United Kingdom + Google Map

Date:                     Thursday 15 June 2023, 13.30 to about 15.00 (arrive from 13.00) Works visit to:   Story Contracting’s railway construction project training facility, Carlisle. CA2 7NA. Parking:               Large car park opposite Training Centre – no restrictions. PPE required:    Hi Vis jacket and safety footwear, preferably boots with ankle support, but stout shoes are acceptable. Hosted by:           John Burns, Technical Training Manager,…

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July 2023

How can organisations develop workplace strategies that meet ‘thriving at work mental health standards’ that also help to create a thriving business?

July 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Venue:       Westmorland Suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW. Speaker: Michael Boaden, Chief Operating Officer, Carlisle Eden Mind About the session Michael is planning to run an interactive session focussing on the practical aspects of supporting good mental health in the workplace. He will discuss Mind’s Thriving at Work standards and look at ways that we can all help and support people who might be struggling without needing to be an expert or compromising business demands. About Michael Michael…

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September 2023

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

September 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Venue:    Westmorland Suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Jacqui Harrison, Technical Enforcement Officer, Health & Safety, Fylde Council About the session Jacqui’s presentation will discuss the challenges faced by Local Authority Health and Safety Enforcement Officers due to their wide range of responsibilities such as: Enforcement of Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated H & S regulations in the local businesses including: hotels, pubs, restaurants, offices, shops, warehouses, beauty salons, tattoo studios, children’s…

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October 2023

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

October 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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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 About the session This session will consider: Ways of ensuring that employees working from home have a safe and suitable work area in their homes and do not become isolated from their work colleagues. The health and safety dilemmas created by hybrid/agile working such as the reduced size of the workplace/office, “hot…

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November 2023

Tilly Pass Inspection and Certification scheme for agricultural trailers

November 16, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Venue:       Zoom Speaker:    Jane Gurney MBE, Farmer and Founder of the Tilly Your Trailer campaign. About the session Jane will explain how the Tilly Trailer Pass aims to improve farm trailer safety and maintenance by providing an agricultural trailer inspection and certification service that helps to ensure that agricultural trailers are maintained to the correct standard. The PUWER 1998 Regulations require agricultural trailers to be, roadworthy, well maintained and in good working order with records of maintenance held…

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February 2024

Legionella Management, where it can go wrong?

February 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Speaker: Adrian Parris, Chemical Safety Manager, Sellafield Ltd About the session Adrian’s presentation will use a series of case studies to highlight gaps in legionella management in risk assessments, system monitoring, written schemes and in contractor management. He will focus on what went wrong and explain what good Legionella Management looks like. About Adrian Adrian is a Chartered Fellow Occupational Hygienist and Chemical Safety Manager at Sellafield Ltd. He has previously worked in the steel and chemical sectors. He sits…

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