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The 11th British Safety Council annual conference: health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace

Wednesday
16
Oct 2019
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Congress Centre 28 Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3LS

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Is your organisation prepared to manage health, safety and employee wellbeing effectively in a rapidly changing environment? There are significant challenges on the horizon for businesses in the UK. Our conference features expert speakers, case studies and thought leadership sessions to help you and your business prepare for the challenges ahead.

Pre-conference members only session

08:00 Registration for VIP members only session

08:15 Start

09:15 Closing remarks

An exclusive opportunity for our members who are attending the conference to take part in a free of charge legal session chaired by Chris Green, Regulatory Partner, Keogh’s Solicitors. The session will include the following topics:

Professional Privilege
Recent Case review
Personal liability and Directors duties
HSE Strategy on work-related disease and ill-health
Q & A (Pre-submitted questions)

 

Members please click the button below to register for this pre-conference session only

Register your attendance for the members session

Please note to register for the members only pre-conference session please first book your place at the main conference below.

Agenda

09:00 Registration  
09:30  Welcome and introduction Mike Robinson Chief Executive, British Safety Council
09:35 Chairman's address Lawrence Waterman OBE Chairman, British Safety Council
09:45-10:15 

Opening Keynote:

The effective management of workplace health related conditions

This session will provide background to where the UK is with health (in comparison to safety) the numbers affected, the impact of health conditions with examples from case studies and how we can intervene to make a difference.

 

Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer, HSE



10:15-10:25 Mates in Mind James Rudoni, Managing Director, Mates in Mind

10:25-10:55

Health and wellbeing in the workplace, a case study

Seddon launched their Protect3 strategy in November 2017 around 3 key areas of focus RAMS, housekeeping and behaviours. This session will discuss our research findings, the procedures we put in place to tackle the issues and the outcomes.

Liz Groundland, Head of SHEQ, Seddon Construction ltd

 

 

10:55-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-11:45

Presenteeism within the workplace

This session covers a summary of workplace wellbeing; it’s costs and benefits, what are the workplace depleters; enhancers of wellbeing and what would a good wellbeing strategy looks like including evidence on its success.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Founding Director Robertson Cooper

 

11:45-12:45

Panel Session:

The future of health and safety regulation within the workplace

This panel session focuses on recent developments in health and safety legislation and regulation. Looking at the current regulatory framework, our experts discuss the implications of recent and prospective reforms, including changes to the resources available to regulators, the impact of innovations in technology, and the effect of the UK's expected departure from the European Union.

Chair: Lawrence Waterman OBE Chairman, British Safety Council

Panellists:

Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer, HSE

Kevin Rowan, Head of Organisation Services and Skills. Trades Union Congress

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Founding Director Robertson Cooper

 

12:45-13:45 Lunch 

Session  1 - main room

13:45-14:25

Post-Grenfell: Implications for fire safety management

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Session 2 - break out room 
13:45-14:25

A strategic approach to health and wellbeing leadership

The health and wellbeing of your workforce is increasingly recognised as key to business success and not just an optional extra. But where do you start and how do you make a real difference over the long term? Industry has embraced and implemented a strategic approach to safety, but health seems unfamiliar, complex and confusing.

Learn how you can develop and implement a successful health and wellbeing programme as part of your business strategy, including:
• Understand the relationship between medical, wellbeing and preventative health
• Making the business case for action on health
• Risk-based approach to health management
• Implementing the hierarchy of control
• Building a culture of health and wellbeing

 

Steve Perkins
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Steve Perkins Associates Limited

 

 

 

14:30-15:30

Debate:

Has the recent focus on mental health within the workplace been at the expense of overall occupational health?

 

Debate participants:

 James Murray
Managing Director
Vitality Health

&

Jennie Armstrong
Head of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Tideway

15:30 Closing Remarks Mike Robinson Chief Executive, British Safety Council
15:35  Close  

Last year's highlights

2018 Annual Conference Highlights Video

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Feedback

"Provided insightful inspired dialogue and an exchange of views through like-minded people."
Andrew Butler, Occupational Safety & Health Manager, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
"A good cross section of relevant topical presentations and a chance to network with like-minded individuals."
John D Swann, Facilities Manager, The Salvation Army

Accommodation

We have partnered with Priority to provide the best available accommodation rates, please visit their website at www.PRIORITY.ltd using the event password: ac19


Delegates can also book by telephoning PRIORITY on 0845 6123 611 or +44 1473 550 620 and quoting Event Code: BSCO011 19.

Enquiries

Any other questions, please email to [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8741 1231.