Improve Safety,

Reduce Incidents,

Save Lives

Tuesday 30th March, Thursday 1st & Tuesday 6th April

Register your interest for the HSE United Kingdom Virtual Congress 2021 today:

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Day 1 – Tuesday 30th March

09:00 – 09:10 GMT

Logins Open

Meetings & Networking Session 1

09:10 – 10:15 GMT

Welcome to the Congress

09:15 – 10:15 GMT

Opening Keynote Panel

Moderated by: Anna Keen, Founding Director, Acre Frameworks

Title: What is important for us now and why?

Has the skillset we need to leverage to be successful in safety changed during the past year?  Has it accelerated change that was already happening and do we understand more about what it takes to be successful both for those early-career roles and when we step into leadership.   Does this look the same across sectors and the world or are there some big differentiating factors?

Panelists:

  • Crystal Danbury, Director of Safety, Openreach
  • Maeve O’Loughlin, Global Safety & Resilience Transformation and Research Lead, A.P. Moller – Maersk
  • Steve Howells, Group HSSE Risk Director, Entain

10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Meetings & Networking

10:30 – 11:00 GMT

Workshop 1

Hosted by: Michael Cooke, VP Social, and Environmental Responsibility, Jabil

Title: Without the H its hard to get S`Excellence

A more holistic approach taking into account the H and the E leads to better outcomes.

11:00 – 11:15 GMT

Meetings & Networking

11:15 – 11:45 GMT

Workshop 2

Hosted by: Zoe Davies, Head of Safety, BBC

Title: Watch your language!

How the safety professional can use question-based-selling and sales techniques to get buy-in for their visions. We’ll look at marketing methods and behavioral insights which can help the safety professional become more effective. This session takes learnings and inspiration from outside our safety world and explores how we can apply them to our own game.

11:45 – 12:00 GMT

Meetings & Networking

12:00 – 12:40 GMT

Breakout Session 1

Moderated by: Martin Bardle & Ann Davies, Partner, Fischer Broyles

Title: Practitioner Resilience

How do we make sure that both ourselves and our teams are able to manage through the really challenging situations we are sometimes dealing with in our roles.

12:40 – 13:15 GMT

Lunch & Networking

13:15 – 13:45 GMT

Workshop 3

Hosted by: Peter Styth, Head of Sales – Europe, MEA & APAC, Pure Safety Group

Title: Understanding Dropped Object Prevention – It’s time to take this seriously!

The purpose of this presentation is a “Call to Action”  to establish  a better understanding of dropped object prevention and to reduce and eliminate dropped object fatalities and injuries in the workplace. With an annual UK average of 18 fatalities and 7000 lost time incidents that last seven days or more  costing over £70m it is time to take this seriously.

 
  •             Introduction to DROPS (Dropped Object Prevention Systems) 
  •             The need for DROPS
  •             UK Legislation and Regulation
  •             Risk Assessment & the Importance of Training
  •             Standards 
  •             The cost to Individuals, Society, Employers and Government
  •             A.C.T.S.  Anchor – Connect – Tether – Switch
  •             Summary

13:45 – 14:00 GMT

Meetings & Networking

14:00 – 14:30 GMT

Workshop 4

Hosted by:  Martin Bardle, Global Health & Safety and Quality Compliance Director, Reckitt Benckiser

Title: H&S Leader and Resilience Through Uncertainty.

What it takes to help steer a company through uncertainty, remain focussed and remain fit.

2020 has seen that the H&S leader has had to adapt and adapt quick. They became the focus of a management to a problem that we had only minor rehearsal for in SARS and MERS. Through complex stakeholder connections the H&S leader had to become a researcher, a communicator a decision maker, a true business enabler dealing with a pandemic, as well as the day to day H&S traditional management activities. How you remain fit for the future, and develop the skills, capabilities and the resilience to deal with is critical, how you remain credible in a complex world advising senior business leaders is critical. How do you engage your networks and leverage their learning, success and failure to shortcut your problems whilst creating camaraderie and connection! When you are the first person the business turns to when an accident has happened, when you have to investigate loss and harm, when you have to deal with colleagues, family, regulators, solicitors, barristers, the executive team, and lead resilience programmes for others, how do ensure your resilience? To ensure that you understand what takes to Lead, Inspire, Enable and be Resilient through uncertainty, become engaged in this session.

14:30 – 14:45 GMT

Meetings & Networking

14:45 – 15:15 GMT

Workshop 5

Moderated by: Kathy Ward, Founder, Mindful Academy International

Title: An introduction to Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence in the Workplace (M-BESI)

Essential skills for mental health and wellbeing in a changing world. 

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a rut of repetitive thinking like a hamster in a wheel replaying the same thoughts again, and again? Maybe you have noticed thoughts about work are upsetting your work life balance?
  
In this introductory workshop we will explore how the skills of mindfulness, social and emotional intelligence and advances in neuroscience can help to train the brain to pay attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness, rather than getting carried away to the past or an imagined future.
 
Our minds are created within relationships—the one we have with ourselves, and the one we have with others. M-BESI explores how we perceive the difficulties and challenges that arise, and how we can find the space to connect, understand and respond rather than react to internal and external distractions with automatic patterns, impulses and behaviours.
  
Learning how to be in the present moment is key to skilfully handling stress, regulating emotions (leading to emotional and social intelligence) and improving mental health. In turn this leads to increased collaboration, safety, performance, effective team communication, happiness, health, and wellbeing.
 
In this workshop you will learn:
 
  1. Why mindfulness, emotional and social intelligence are essential skills for the changing workplace.
  2. How developing presence increases mental health, wellbeing and happiness.
  3. Learn one simple skill to develop presence and enhance work life balance

15:15 GMT

Day 1 Close

Day 2 – Thursday 1st April

09:10 – 10:15 GMT

Welcome to back the Congress

09:15 – 10:15 GMT

Opening Keynote Panel

Moderated by: Teresa Swinton, Founder, Paradigm Human Performance

Title: Carrying on the conversation…

Discussing with the panel key themes and questions that arose through the conference in Day 1.

Panellists:
  • Andy Barker, HSE Manager, Rezayatt Group

10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Meetings & Networking

10:30 – 11:20 GMT

Roundtable 1

Hosted by: DEKRA

Title: Making safe decisions – how your brain gets in the way

Recent neuroscience research has provided new insights into our brains, how they function and how they impact the way we work and make decisions – presenting valuable opportunities for leaders to improve operational reliability and safety

Imagine you owned a computer that didn’t save files properly, deleted them sporadically or opened old versions of the files you were looking for, before the ones you updated more recently with better information. What if this same computer took you hours to find files and would sometimes randomly prioritise, select and share embarrassing files in front of friends or colleagues. This computer would never sell, right? And if you owned one, you would throw it away. Well unfortunately for you, the computer described above is your brain. 
Fortunately for us all, improved research into the way the brain works, decision making and applied neuroscience, offers us all some keys to unlock sustained performance reliability and better safety outcomes. Studies underpinning DEKRA’s Brain-Centric Reliability™ System have uncovered important insights into human performance. Everything from organisational culture and leadership messaging, to work schedules, procedures, human-machine interfaces and incident investigations can be revamped to align with brain science, to reduce exposure. Taking a data-driven, brain-centred approach, uncovers weaknesses in operational and safety systems, forces a re-examination of how accidents and exposures originate, are classified and addressed and has begun to fundamentally influence the way we design, lead and work.
3 key take-ways 
             Learn how neuroscience brings us new understanding about human performance.
             Understand the times, situations and locations where we can notice exposure better. 
             Identify some typical ‘thinking traps’ we can all easily fall into – and what to do about it

Roundtable 2

Hosted by: Eco Online

Title: Roundtable 2 – Changes in UK Chemical Legislation and its impact on you and your organisation.

An overview of the UK chemical legislative changes since the 1ST of Jan and its potential impacts. 

 
  • An overview of the current chemical safety legislation framework
  • Key responsibilities on EHS personnel and companies and what you need to know and do
  • Learn how to identify and apply appropriate measures in safety data sheets and exposure scenarios
  • Main updates to chemical regulations coming in 2021 and how it will impact you
  • How Brexit will impact chemical safety including (CLP, REACH)
  • Impact on COSHH regulations
  •   Interactive Q and A to share your particular challenges
 
3 key take-ways
 
  • You should be knowledgeable on the changes in UK chemical legislation.
  • Real world examples supplemented with practical solutions.
  • Key action items and tips to help implement chemical safety changes in your organisation.

11:20 – 11:35 GMT

Meetings & Networking

11:35 – 12:05 GMT

Workshop 6

Hosted by: Anne Davies, Partner, Fisher Broyles

Title: An insight into how fatal accidents are investigated by the Police and HSE/LA

When a fatal accident occurs, what can organisations and individuals expect during the investigation process? It is a crisis that is unlikely to have been rehearsed. Emotions will be running high, yet a calm and level head is required.

Anne will talk you through a real case that has been anonymised. She will discuss the immediate steps required. Then how to achieve a balance between responding to media requests for comment; demonstrating remorse and preserving the organisation’s legal position. She will provide examples of what the enforcement bodies will require immediately; whether arrests of individuals occur. She will focus on the importance of managing and supporting the people involved; gathering evidence; managing documents; and the various interviews that are conducted. How is the internal investigation to be conducted and by who? Is there a crisis management protocol to be followed?  How are key stakeholders to be kept informed?  Will disciplinary action be needed and how to coordinate with HR? If there are relevant insurance policies how to work with Insurers and protect legal privilege .

12:05 – 12:20 GMT

Meetings & Networking

12:20 – 13:00 GMT

Breakout Session 2

Moderated by: Teresa Swinton & John Green

Title: Silver Linings

What have we taken away from the last 12 months that is positive, what should we hold onto as we come out of the pandemic.

13:00 – 13:30 GMT

Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 14:00 GMT

Workshop 7

Hosted by: Kate Field, Global Head Health, Safety and Wellbeing, & Nathan Shipley – Product Certification, Personal Safety Manager, BSI Group

Title: Back to basics: How to buy safe products

This year with COVID-19 we have seen a barrage of ‘safety’ products hitting the market – many untested or worse still using fake safety certificates.  As H&S professionals our role is to keep people safe and healthy, so how do we ensure that we are making the best product choices – whether it is new machinery or the guarding for it, PPE, smoke detectors, or Smart (digital) locks?

In this session we will go back to basics and look at how we can trust the products that we buy. We will cover the basics of product testing and the standards that apply and how to ensure authenticity. We will also explain the changes that are coming now that we have left Europe and what this means for CE marking and the new UK mark, the UKCA. We’ll wrap up the session with a look at who else we need to engage with to make the right products choices – from procurement to suppliers; and some of the competency considerations particularly for installation and maintenance.

14:00 – 14:15 GMT

Meetings & Networking

14:15 – 14:45 GMT

Workshop 8

Hosted by: Vernon Sankey & Katey Lockwood

Title: The Way: Understanding and Managing Stress’

 

‘Understanding the (psychological and philosophical) reasons for stress and providing guidance on how to manage it’

 ‘The world is experiencing a crisis of stress which is having serious affects on wellbeing both at home and in the workplace. Mental health issues of all sorts have proliferated across all population groups, causing immense suffering. This workshop will examine some of the psychological and philosophical reasons for this by exploring what is happening externally and, more importantly, what is happening internally, in our minds. It will then look at possible solutions and provide guidance on managing stress and finding ‘inner peace’. This guidance is based on both the spiritual wisdom of the past and modern psychological practice.

14:45 – 15:00 GMT

Meetings & Networking

15:00 – 15:30 GMT

Workshop 9

Hosted by: Melissa MarkJoyce, Board of Trustees.  One Percent Safer

Title: The One Percent Safer movement

One Percent Safer started as a book curated during lockdown by IOSH Past President Dr Andrew Sharman, with chapters contributed by leading OSH practitioners, academics, management specialists and business leaders. 

It has developed into something much bigger: a movement to make a dent in the annual work-related fatalities by inspiring business leaders, safety and health professionals and the broader community to take incremental steps to make workplaces safer and healthier.

This session will explain the aims of the movement and the foundation behind it, some of the themes emerging from the book, and how practitioners can get involved.

15:30 GMT

Day 2 Close

Day 3 – Tuesday 6th April

09:10 – 10:15 GMT

Welcome to back the Congress

09:15 – 10:15 GMT

Opening Keynote Panel

Moderated by: Louise Hosking, Director, Hosking Associates

Title: Women In Safety

Join us for an update on the work being undertaken by the Global Coalition of Women in Safety Networks following our inaugural conference with HSE Global Series,  which coincided with International Women’s Day. We will also be asking what’s next for the coalition as we talk about the wider topic of inclusion, equality & diversity within the profession.

Panellists:
  • Heather Beach, Healthy Work Company
  • Dr. Karen – RoSPA
  • Chloe Hughes, Rolls Royce
  • Malcolm Staves, L’Oreal

10:15 – 10:30 GMT

Meetings & Networking

10:30 – 11:20 GMT

Roundtable 1

Hosted by: Airsweb

Title: Is there a role for Gamification in EHS reporting – our latest poll results said yes – 88.4%*

Join this roundtable discussion with other senior EHS professionals and find out how utilising gamification capabilities could reduce workplace risks, improve safety culture and develop safer workplaces.
Rob and Colin will present an engaging and interactive session also sharing insights from others especially as the digital world of games seeps into everyone’s lives, which could also take safety to the next level.
Rob and Colin will explain the principles behind gamification and how this could be the new paradigm in safety culture. Explore and discuss during the session, the ideas and concepts of gamification and the possible benefits of gamifying EHS. Join the conversation…

Roundtable 2

Hosted by: eDriving

Title: Common Challenges and Obstacles in Managing Driver Safety

All employers have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to protect the safety of those who drive for work purposes. But, what are the biggest challenges that organisations face when implementing a driver risk management programme, and how can these be overcome? 
A comprehensive driver risk management programme that forms part of a wider organisational safety culture, and which prioritises safety as part of every day, helps to save lives and reduce the risk of life-changing injuries within your workforce and the wider public.  
Additionally, it helps to reduce your organisation’s total cost of fleet ownership, minimise claims costs and protect against potential litigation arising from crashes involving those who drive for work purposes.
Yet, those responsible for the management of driver safety can often find themselves up against multiple obstacles. This Roundtable will focus on some of the most common obstacles, including: 
  • Lack of leadership commitment 
  • An unengaged workforce
  • Budget constraints
  • Privacy concerns
  • Driver pushback 
  • Rollout/implementation challenges
  • Regional/language barriers
The discussion will enable participants to share the challenges they have faced, learn from global best practices and identify methods to help them develop a solid driver risk management programme embraced by their whole organisation. 

11:20 – 11:35 GMT

Meetings & Networking

11:35 – 12:05 GMT

Workshop 10

Hosted by: Carole Bardell-Wise, HSQE Director, Crossrail

Title: Crossrail: Safely becoming the Elizabeth Line

The Crossrail Programme has been a critical UK major infrastructure project that has seen tens of thousands of people working for many of the world’s greatest companies in its design, construction and commissioning. On the premise that all good things come to end this is true for Crossrail as we all know it. The Elizabeth Line commencing passenger service is on the horizon and in sight. This session draws on the success, learning, risks and opportunities as the project finishes and handovers to the Infrastructure Manager and Transport for London and considers all this entails for H&S.

12:05 – 12:20 GMT

Meetings & Networking

12:20 – 13:00 GMT

Breakout Session 3

Moderated by: James Pomeroy, Lloyds Register

Title: Fit for the future

Is what is in our safety ‘toolkit’ fit for the future, do we think enough about how it needs to evolve to keep pace and relevance with the changing world of work and workers.

13:00 – 13:30 GMT

Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 14:00 GMT

Workshop 11

Hosted by: Philip Rashbrook, Director of Training for HART – Height and Rescue Training, Pure Safety Group

Title: Height Safety and the Need for Training  (Philip Rashbrook)

The purpose of the session is an overview of height safety, including the importance of training and selection of appropriate training courses. The session will include the following:

  • Brief overview of the Work at Height Regulations
  • Hierarchy of Control – the approach to working at height
  • The need for rescue plans
  • The requirement for on-site trained rescue personnel and equipment
  • The benefit of training
  • Selecting appropriate training courses
  • Summary

14:00 – 14:15 GMT

Meetings & Networking

14:15 – 14:45 GMT

Workshop 12

Hosted by: Gareth Lock, Head of Global Learning, Paradigm Human Performance

Title: Creating a psychologically safe workplace

Psychological safety is the new buzzword on the streets, and for very good reasons. In a number of studies, it has been shown to be THE key factor when developing high-performance teams, and who wouldn’t want high performance in your workplace! There is a potential conflict though.
 Western cultures, and especially those in high-risk operations, are often seen as command-and-control, directive in nature, compliance-focused and to not know the answer is seen as a sign of weakness. Whereas the key to developing and supporting psychological safety is to be vulnerable as a leader, to ask the questions which highlight your lack of knowledge and to allow contributions and challenges to take place. Your teams have the expert knowledge, psychological safety allows you to access it.

14:45 – 15:00 GMT

Meetings & Networking

15:00 – 15:30 GMT

Workshop 13

Hosted by: Trish Kerin, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Title: Learning from experience

Trish will share her experiences in safety leadership and the key lessons she took from them.

With a career of over 20 years working in industry before her current role, Trish gained hands on experience in leading safety, in good times and in crisis. She will share with you some of her experiences and the key lessons she took from them. These include aspects such as bouncing back from making mistakes, understanding how people respond to you and that they reflect your behaviour and learning to be comfortable with being yourself. She will also talk about a few of the things she tries to keep doing every day, because leadership is not a destination, but a journey that must be continually mapped each day.

15:30 GMT

Congress Close

Register your interest for the HSE United Kingdom Virtual Congress 2021 today:

Improve Safety, Reduce Incidents, Save Lives