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September 2021

PPE – CE Markings and Compliance

September 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Sharon Oliphant, Business Development Manager, Arco About the session Sharon will explain the correct use of CE markings, how to understand the safety markings on PPE and how Arco test and verify the PPE they sell. About Sharon Sharon was appointed as Arco’s Business Development Manager in 2014. With the help of Arco’s expert safety team, she promotes Arco’s vision to have a positive impact on workplace safety management by encouraging the selection of the ‘right’…

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October 2021

Managing psychosocial risk in the workplace to comply with the new ISO 45003 Standard – Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Managing psychosocial risks.

October 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Speakers: Joanne Chambers, Psychologist, Lakeland Capabilities                        Elsa Mason, Director & Health and Safety Practitioner, DMA Safety Management About the session Joanne Chambers and Elsa Mason will outline their collaborative work on developing survey, measurement, and intervention tools to support businesses who plan to implement the new ISO 45003 Standard – Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Managing psychosocial risks, standards within their businesses. About Joanne Joanne Chambers, a Chartered…

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November 2021

Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks

November 18, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 @ 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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March 2022

Preventing slip-and-fall accidents and claims

March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Christian Harris, Managing Director, Slip Safety Services Ltd. About the session     Christian will discuss the main causes of slips including: the nature and condition of floor surfaces, and recognised methods for assessing potential slip hazards. He will also consider control measures, choice of floor surfaces and cleaning methods that comply with legal requirements and will provide a robust defence strategy against compensation claims if necessary. About Christian Christian suffered serious injuries when an out-of-control car mounted…

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April 2022

Treating Health like Safety – why employers need to assess invisible and physical workplace killers!

April 21 @ 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: Jim Struthers, Global Sales Manager, Cassella About the session Jim will explain why monitoring for noise, dust and vibration is important for employers and employees today to protect them tomorrow! This session will: Cover all aspects of why we need to have robust noise, dust and vibration monitoring systems. Provide practical demonstrations of noise, dust and vibration monitoring equipment. Explain what happens when employers do not have appropriate…

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May 2022

DSEAR unravelled

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Sean Taylor BEng Mech Eng, BBA, Principal Consultant, Mechon Ltd About the session This session will cover: DSEAR legal requirements. Potential workplace explosion sources. The importance of clear DSEAR risk assessments. Hazardous area classification. Control and mitigation of workplace risk. About the Sean Sean is a principal consultant at Mechon Ltd, a specialist consultancy firm in the field of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) and advanced building services design. He is a qualified DSEAR assessor who uses…

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June 2022

Works visit: Ørsted’s onshore facility for Walney offshore wind farm, Barrow-in-Furness

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ørsted, Barrow offshore Wind, 1 Ramsey Way
Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 2GR United Kingdom
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Hosted by:          Vikki Black, QHSE Advisor, UK West QHSE Operations EPC & Operations, Ørsted, Barrow-in-Furness. The visit: Will include lunch, an overview of on-shore and off-shore activities associated with Ørsted’s Walney off-shore wind farm as well as an insight into the operation’s challenging safety problems and how these have been resolved. The tour of the site may include viewing the vessel used to transport the off-shore workers who build and maintain wind turbines, but this will be dependent on…

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July 2022

Preventing falls from height

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands
Kendal, LA7 7NW United Kingdom
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Venue:     Outside and Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker:   Simon Bond MA, BA(Hons), MInSTR, Fall Protection Specialist, 3M About the session Simon will be bringing 3M’s Demo van with a fall from height test rig to the meeting. He will demonstrate what happens in a fall by dropping 100 kg onto the different types of lanyards to demonstrate how they perform and the forces they experience. He will discuss the ABC-DEF of Fall Protection: A. …

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