Chairs Opening remarks – Kelly Rose, Editor, Health & Safety Matters
Kelly Rose
Ensuring your PPE performs to claims and complies with applicable regulation – Alan Murray, CEO British Safety Industry Federation

The Registered Safety Supplier Scheme (RSSS) is a British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) administered scheme designed provide an assurance that users are provided with safe and compliant product from suppliers who understand and discharge their obligations and responsibilities, and who have customer facing staff who are educated and are able to demonstrate the necessary knowledge to engage with PPE users. Those who need PPE as part of their safety and health management need to be discerning in their sourcing and the RSSS is a scheme which helps users in intelligent sourcing. This session will reinforce the importance of only using safe and suitable PPE and how to ensure you only procure compliant products.

Alan Murray
British Safety Industry Federation
How to engage senior management in your safety software project - EcoOnline

Our panel will share their experiences and outline three key lessons they’ve learned about engaging the senior management team. The headlines might seem obvious, but some of the detail is surprising:

  1. Learn about your audience – people are more than their job titles, and the people with influence might not be those you first think of.
  2. Tailor your message – what makes people tick might not be what you expect, and remember, everyone likes a story.
  3. Reinforce their response – Senior managers are people, so just like the workforce we need to reinforce in them the behaviours we want them to repeat.

All attendees will receive a leading whitepaper summarising the key lessons learned.

Pat Sheehan
Associate Director SHEQ
Colas Ltd
Bridget Leathley
Health and Safety Consultant
The Safer Choice
HAVS Exposure - Better to be approximately right than exactly wrong - Jacqui McLaughlin, Reactec

Carrying out a suitable and sufficient assessment of exposure to hand arm vibration is a legal obligation, yet most people are unaware of the difficulties in doing so. The legal requirement is vague leaving many uncertain on what is adequately suitable or sufficient.

The answer is in understanding the source of uncertainty and ensuring your methodology takes care of the uncertainty. Information need not be perfect – in most cases perfection isn’t possible - but any effort to collect sufficient data must attempt to ascertain the most realistic or representative data on real use.

The pursuit of precision assessments is expensive and inevitably provides an evaluation that is exactly wrong as it is inevitable that the precise assessment does not reflects the future real world use across the spectrum of employees and processes. It is far more likely that a large data set of approximate real use information will create a clearer picture of risk from which better more effective controls can be derived.

Jacqui McLaughlin
Networking break
Worker noise exposure – what tools are available for accurate worker measurement? - Craig Storey, Business Development Manager, Cirrus Research
A review of the current options for worker noise exposure measurement. What the regulations state and how as responsible employers we can ensure that fluctuating noise workspaces can be accommodated.
Craig Storey
Business Development Manager
Cirrus Research
The importance of choosing suitable and compliant Safety Footwear - Darren Bowman: Safety Footwear Specialist, Deltaplus Group

This session will explore the different types of safety footwear including materials, styles and standards. It will explain why it’s essential that you only procure compliant safety footwear and give advice on how to select suitable footwear for your needs.

Darren Bowman
PPE Specialist
Delta Plus
Is it time to stop managing history? Juilan Taylor, SHE Software

Leading and lagging indicators together have a role in establishing a successful health and safety program.

Measuring both sets of indicators is key to assessing safety performance and determining what needs to be done to improve an organisation’s health and safety. Reviewing these indicators can also uncover problems and their resolutions so you can avoid them in the future.

Throughout this session, we will:

  • Identify the importance of re-evaluating the way you report
  • Understand the importance of changing the mindset of your people to deliver the real value of proactive indicators
Health Protection in a Post-Brexit World - Kevin Bampton, CEO, British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)

This session will considering the emerging challenges and opportunities as we leave the European system, as well as the relevant legal matters, and the new regulatory opportunities and risks, all with a view to preventing health exposures.

Kevin Bampton
How to create a suitable and compliant evacuation policy – Adam Walton (Safety Chair)

This unique round the table discussion addresses the key issues facing organisations today and the importance of having a real evacuation strategy and the right equipment in the workplace. This session is a must for any health and safety or facilities professional looking to better understand their roles, the responsibilities of their organisation and to also meet the needs all occupants in the built environment. 

Adam Walton
Principal Consultant
Safety Chair
Agile Knowledge Sharing Through Microlearning

The COVID-19 crisis has brought about new requirements and use cases for agile training – with a focus on addressing remote working conditions and responding to the needs of open and closed industrial employees as well as field workers across industries. Due to the volume of information and the gravity of the issue, the ability to distil down to the right information at the right time to the right audience is crucial. In this presentation, Toby South, Product Solutions Consultant at Intelex, discussed how tailored and targeted training strategies such as microlearning can help mitigate risk and streamline the transfer of knowledge throughout your organisation.

Toby South
Product Solutions Consultant
Human capital and sustainability: reconnecting with sustainability - Louise Hosking, President Elect, IOSH

While many organisations state that health and safety is their top priority, what does this really mean in practice? In reality, do they carry out little more than the bare minimum to comply with the law?

In this session we are going to explore how investment in health and safety and human capital can create value and lead to sustainable competitive advantage. We will look at how investors’ are actively looking to invest in organisations who put their people first to create healthy and safe places to work and do business.

Louise Hosking
Being Well Together, a strategic approach to Wellbeing - Joanna Saines, British Safety Council

Using the 'Being Well Together' programme as a framework for bringing all aspects of workplace wellbeing together. We know the business case and benefits for a wellbeing programme, however many organisations face challenges in creating effective and sustainable wellbeing programmes, which we explore and show how they can be overcome using our Being Well Together strategic approach.

This session will provide an overview of the Being Well Together programme, which brings all the disparate aspects of workplace wellbeing under one umbrella, helping people to move their workforce from one which is sporadically unwell and underperforming to one which is thriving, creating businesses that can thrive in turn.

Built around the timeless health and safety principles of ‘Plan, do, check, act’, this programme sets out a step-by-step approach to help organisations assess their current requirements, evaluate the gaps, develop a strategy, implement, measure and sustain.

Protect workers from the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (​MSDs) - Matt Birtles, Health and Safety Executive
Good practice and pitfalls in assessing risk – Matt Powell-Howard, NEBOSH

In this presentation, we will explore the common pitfalls made in assessing risk and summarise the good practice approach to qualitative risk assessments.

Matt Powell-Howard
Head of Learning & Partnerships
Facing Aggression in the Workplace

Over the past few years the level of aggression faced by front line staff has increased across many sectors. As businesses open up and engage with customers again, it is well worth considering the best ways to control these risks to protect your staff and your business. Nicole Vazquez has over 20 years experience helping organisations understand the causes of aggression and providing practical training to help managers and those in the front line stay safe.

In this session Nicole will be sharing best practice actions from clients in retail, the railways and other sectors and looking at the impact experiential training can have on skill levels and confidence of front line workers to manage difficult situations.

Nicole Vazquez
Worthwhile Training
Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2021 Presentation

All the winners of the SHE Awards 2021 will be revealed by our host Alan Dedicote.


The Protection & Asset Management Series,
will run for seven consecutive Wednesdays from October 2021. The series also includes: