Health & Safety Leadership Seminar: In Review

1 Dec 2019

This year we were asked by CHARGE if they could join with us and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in our Leadership “SHAD” day which we held at the Jurys Inn, East Midlands Airport on 28th November.

British Precast were joined by Stone Federation Great Britain, British Ceramic Confederation, British Glass and the Glass & Glazing Federation and the day saw over 100 in attendance, with presentations were given by members of each organisation and a selection of representatives from the HSE.

Dr Beverley Bishop, Social Research Scientist in the Science Division for HSE began the day, examining behavioural insights from a health and safety perspective; followed by Mark Bradley from Arrow Safety Services UK who discussed “when things go wrong” in the industry, presenting a case study of the lessons learned when something does not go to plan.

Rob Vondy, Head of Stress Policy for HSE, continued the day by discussing health leadership, stress and the way HSE have updating their strategy when it comes to mental wellbeing, safety and physical health. Rob was followed by Ed Corbett and Victoria Whitehouse from HSE, who presented their "Driving For Excellence In Health and Safety Leadership" presentation, discussing the implications and effects of good working practice in industry.

The afternoon commenced with Philip Crosbie from Eversheds Solicitors who spoke about Health and Safety arrangements and discussing whether any arrangements made by an organisation were and continue to be effective. Nick Wilson of Pilkington Glass continued the day, discussing an industry case study into the senior management ownership of incidents - and what that means for the industry and those working in it, while Gary Dukes from Vulcan Refractories Ltd presented a case study on the health and safety elements in his business - and how the policies and procedures work in practice.

Mark Dean from PAYE Stonework discussed PAYE's experiences with health and safety policies and procedures, focusing on contractor control and changes in the business over the last few years before Andy Hunter, H&S Environmental Manager from Everest Home Improvement, examined Everest's own experiences with health and safety and the challenges that are faced by the organisation.

Thank you to all that attended our SHAD events in 2020.