The theme of this year’s Annual Conference will be on health and work in a changing world. This event is for everyone from academics to risk managers to trade union representatives and is a great opportunity to share best practice with other like-minded professionals with an interest in health in the workplace.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said, “A clear challenge facing us as an industry is around that of ‘health’. We know that ‘safety’ has dominated the conversation for decades, and we are all now looking at what it means in terms of health, given that we speak of ‘health and safety’. Is it occupational health, is it health and wellbeing? The question remains how do we encourage health - what opportunities are there to learn lessons from the safety culture to help build a health culture? We also know that mental health is a particular facet of this and we have so much to do in terms of addressing just this aspect of health in a more coherent way.”
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25% discount available for organisations with less than 50 employees.
In the last few years, health has been climbing up the agenda both within public awareness as well as within business. But understanding what this means to your business, and even to the extent of where to start, is a conversation many directors, managers and advisors are still having.
Our conference will be an opportunity to gain insight from policy makers and thought leaders as well as hear about good practice and experience built up from leading organisations. This conference will unpack how ‘health’ integrates within safety, HR and environmental management and how it will build value as well as resilience into your business.
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Guest chair: Steve Hails, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director, Thames Tideway Tunnel
Lynda Armstrong OBE
Chair of Trustees,British Safety Council
Chief Executive, British Safety Council
|09:55||Introduction and logistics for the day
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director, Thames Tideway Tunnel
|10:00||The government agenda on health and work
|10:15||Why does health matter? The business case for managing health
Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
Principal of Newham College, Cambridge
|10:30||Healthy workplaces for all ages: Promoting a sustainable working life and healthy ageing
Project Manager, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
|10:50||Tea/coffee break and networking|
|Session 2A||Session 2B|
|11:15||Case study: Sharing what good health and wellbeing management can look like
HR Director, Corporate Responsibility and Policy, Unipart Group
|Case study: Mental health training
|11:45||Case study: Valuing your workforce regardless of health ability
Dr Nasser Siabi OBE
|Case study: Experience building the right kind of training
|12:15||Shared responsibility - managing health together
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons
|Making policy effective for business
Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation
|12:45||Q&A with speakers|
|13:45||How should the industry accommodate workers with limited English?
Group Managing Director, Number 8 Group
|14:15||Addressing 'health' through behavioural change programme - sharing insight and good practice
Mark Ormond, JOMC
|14:45||Panel discussion: Identifying the challenges and implementing the strategies -
how to go about tackling health at work
Senior Policy Officer for Health and Safety, TUC
Director of Health and Safety, Battersea Power Station Development
Professor Stephen Bevan
Head of HR Research Development, Institute of Employment Studies
Chief Executive, British Safety Council
Who should attend our conferences?
- Directors and senior managers
- Academics and researchers
- Health and safety managers and practitioners
- Health practitioners
- HR practitioners
- Risk managers
- Trade associations
- Trade unions and safety representatives
A snapshot of what you can expect from this year's Annual Conference:
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