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December 2020

HSE update

December 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Speaker: Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, Health and Safety Executive, Carlisle About the session Steve will give a brief overview of HSE’s work in 2020 including HSE’s Covid-19 response, summarise HSE's priorities and strategies for 2021/22 and provide members with an overview of notable enforcement or interesting cases in Cumbria and north Lancashire with an opportunity to disseminate key learning points from these cases. About Steve Steve is team leader of HSE’s Cumbria & North Lancashire Field…

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January 2021

Farm safety – the challenge of managing animals, equipment, anaerobic digestors, slurry tanks and grain silos safely with case studies.

January 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Speaker: Danny Pyrah, Senior Risk Management Consultant, NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Ltd About the session The most common causes of non-fatal farming injuries are - slips, trips or falls, being struck by moving objects (including flying or falling objects), falls from height, contact with machinery and being injured by an animal. Danny has a wide knowledge of the farming industry and the hazards faced by agricultural workers, who often work alone in remote areas. He will use case studies…

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February 2021

A practical approach to reducing workplace stress and improving mental wellbeing and young people working together to promote safety

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Topic:      A practical approach to reducing workplace stress and improving mental wellbeing Speaker: Lucy Atkinson, Customer Success Co-ordinator, Crams, Scarborough About the session Work-related stress is a serious issue; it is often considered a ‘silent’ illness. You may not even know if your employees are struggling. However, the effects to them personally, or on business productivity have the potential to be just as damaging as more tangible workplace hazards. HSE statistics released for 2018 showed that 57% of all…

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March 2021

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

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Ian Whitehurst, Barrister, Exchange Chambers About the session A unique opportunity to hear an eminent speaker with a wealth of knowledge about health and safety law! Ian Whitehurst, Barrister, is described by Chambers and Partners as “…a real fighter and makes really incisive legal points…”. Ian will draw on his expertise and use recent health and safety cases to highlight the failings incurred. About Ian Ian is a leading financial crime, crime and regulatory barrister. As…

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April 2021

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

April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Speaker: James Woolgrove, FIIRSM MCIOB, Director, Heritage Health and Safety About the session James will look briefly at the impact of Covid-19 regulations on workplace health and safety but, his focus will be on managing interfaces between workplaces and the public. He will explore the meaning of duties placed on employers such as: “…It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees…”…

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May 2021

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

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

Speaker: Jonathon Backhouse, Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Clitheroe About the session Jonathan will discuss ways that employers can ensure that professional drivers and employees who are required to drive as part of their job, have appropriate training and follow guidelines in driving for work risk assessments. About Jonathan Jonathon is the seventh generation of solicitors in a continuous lineage that can be traced back to his ultimate grandfather who first practised law in 1819. His grandfather started the firm’s specialisation…

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June 2021

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

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

Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker:      Christian Reeve, Head of SHE Operations and Improvement, BAE Systems Submarines About the session Christian is working on several Safety Management initiatives with proactive and reactive perspectives. He will consider some of the advantages of each approach and how they can be developed and as projects evolve. About Christian Christian has worked for a range of high hazard industries including oil and gas. This wealth of experience has led to the development of health and safety…

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July 2021

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

July 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

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 About the session Health Risk Management is an essential part of any organisation’s health and safety strategy and should follow the same risk management approach: identification and assessment of risk, controlling exposure, training, health surveillance and review. A health risk assessment focuses…

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September 2021

PPE – CE Markings and Compliance

September 16 @ 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 @ 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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