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Powering Health and Safety in Construction half day seminar, 24 February 2016, Manchester

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The British Safety Council's seminar included a series of presentations on key topics including an update on the changes to the sentencing guidelines in England and Wales.


09:30 - 09:35 Welcome
Neal Stone, Policy and Standards Director, British Safety Council
Session 1: Safeguarding health in construction – the importance of developing a greater awareness of the challenges and exploiting the learning legacy   ​

09:35 – 09:55 Launch of the Crossrail Learning Legacy Knowledge Hub
Steve Hails,  Health & Safety Director, Crossrail Ltd

09:55-10:10 The health-ageing challenge for construction  
Dr Alistair Gibb, LECI Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Complex Project Management​, Loughborough University 

10:10 - 10:25 Understanding prevention led occupational health management
Melodie Gilbert, Senior Partner, Park Health and Safety Partnership

10:25 - 10:45 Question and answer session with:
Steve HailsDr Alistair Gibbs, Melodie Gilbert and Neal Stone (Chair)​

10:45 – 11:00  Coffee and networking
Session 2: Legal and regulatory update

11:00 - 11:30 CDM2015 - Building in health and safety​
Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Construction, Health and Safety Executive

11:30-12:00 The sentencing council guidelines: The verdict for employers and individuals​
Kevin Bridges, Partner & Zoe Betts, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP ​

12:00 – 12:55  An interactive drama – Safety Coaching 
Harry Gallagher and Shaun Curry, Macnaughton McGregor​

12:55 Closing remarks
Neal Stone, Policy and Standards Director, British Safety Council

View photos from last year's Prevention and Targeted Intervention half day seminar


Who attends our seminars?

  • Academics and researchers​
  • Directors and senior managers
  • Employers
  • Health and safety managers and practitioners
  • Health practitioners
  • Human resource practitioners
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Regulators
  • Risk managers
  • Trade associations
  • Trade unions and safety representative
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This type of conference is invaluable in maintaining your professional knowledge and skills. The short sharp presentations give a good way in which to learn about changes and then go away and research them more in-depth.
John Grimshaw
UK EHS Manager, Houghton Plc
See our video from our 2014 Keep Up! Making sense and staying compliant half day seminar.