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09:15
  1. British Safety Council
    40 mins
    • British Safety Council
    An opportunity for delegates to discuss current legal trends and recent health and safety cases with an experienced professional health and safety specialist lawyer
10:00
  1. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
10:30
  1. British Safety Council
    30 mins
    • British Safety Council
    The new Chief Executive of the HSE will outline the regulator's role in ensuring senior management leadership on health and safety within an organisation. An opportunity for delegates to hear the HSE new CEO and learn of the regulator's future focus and strategy. There will also be a minute silence at 11am to mark Workers' Memorial Day. Held on 28 April every year and officially recognised by the UK government, we will remember those who were killed at work and ensure such tradegies are not repeated.
  2. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    15 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    This session will focus on the extremely difficult and taboo subject of driver health. Andrew Drewary, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, asks do you really know about the health of your drivers, are they actually fit to drive and how does their health affect your fleet motor policy? It will also cover the issues if it goes wrong, how your business and brand reputation are open to scrutiny from the authorities and press? Key learnings: ' How your fleet motor policy is affected by the health of your drivers ' Why you need to know as ignorance is no defence ' What health conditions your drivers need to disclose and how to ask the awkward questions
11:00
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This panel debate will examine the importance of wearing suitable and correctly fitted respiratory protection and the dangers of getting this wrong.
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
  3. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Is there a need to carry out specific Lone Working Risk Assessments? What exactly are the risks? We will explore the HSE brand new guidance and best practice across many sectors to answer these questions. We will explore the HSE brand new guidance and best practice to answer these questions.
11:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
11:30
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Understanding the risks and your staff - what solutions are appropriate and effective? Getting the paperwork right - are your existing policies and procedures up to date and fit for purpose? Communicate and adoption by managers, team leaders and staff? Getting the training right - practical considerations to ensure lone workers receive the best guidance and your business benefits from full engagement. Organisational culture 'looking at successful implementation and ongoing adoption of any control measure. Is there a link between isolation, stress and lone or remote working? This session will explore the potential risks and provide some practical tips on how to support your lone and remote workers.
  2. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    The panel will debate / discuss the potential implications post-brexit for health and safety legislation. An opportunity for delegates to join the discussion and question panellists on the future health and safety legal framework after Brexit.
12:00
  1. HSE Connect
    45 mins
    • HSE Connect
    Sarah Albon, the new Chief Executive for HSE will be sharing her vision and strategy for HSE.
12:15
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Front line staff in all sectors can experience verbal abuse and physical aggression. This session will explore the steps one business took to proactively reduce the risks and to provide their staff with practical support.
  2. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This session will examine the role of the responsible person and employers' responsibilities to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and near misses.
12:30
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    In the current marketplace personal and internal branding for Safety professionals has never been more important. So how can you use social media and other means to elevate your personal brand and take the next step in your career?
13:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    Modern production facilities are becoming ever more connected and flexible to meet customers' specific requirements.' Pilz safety experts will discuss the issues this presents for machine safety and practical solutions to keep production safe in an ever-changing environment.
13:30
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A review of the actual and likely changes to building and fire regulations post-grenfell and the implications for relevant stakeholders.
  2. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
13:45
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    More workdays are lost in the UK to ill health than injuries. This session will share best practices on how to raise awareness about the importance of promoting health and wellbeing at work.
14:00
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Does age bring greater risk? Can we effectively control the risks and allow those with additional health issues to lone work?
  2. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    This seminar will look at the procedure for making old, existing, machines PUWER compliant from initial risk assessment through guard selection to installation validation and commissioning.
  3. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    The best Safety professionals focus on more than qualifications, and have highly developed soft skills. How can you best utilise your soft skills to create a true culture of engagement in your company. A live interview with a leading professional delving into their culture change journey.
  4. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
14:30
  1. HSE Connect
    45 mins
    • HSE Connect
  2. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A review of how the revised sentencing guidelines have impacted on top management attitudes and behaviours across the board.
  3. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    90 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    Choosing and using the correct equipment when working at height is critical to keeping people safe. This new presentation and video from the Access Industry Forum (AIF) - making its debut in Birmingham and specially commissioned for The Health & Safety Event 2020 - highlights the options available and the key factors to consider. From ladders, towers and scaffolding to MEWP's, rope access and edge protection, it highlights the choices available for safe and effective working. Followed by a group discussion with a panel of AIF experts, the session will also include an update on the work and role of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height, and an insight into the latest initiatives from the No Falls Foundation, the UK's first and only registered charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector - still the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major injuries.
  4. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Over the past decade technology that supports lone worker safety has moved on in leaps and bounds. From dedicated devices to apps; what are the options for different working situations? What are the options for monitoring lone workers? Ultimately no solution will work without worker engagement, so how do you improve end user adoption?
14:45
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
09:15
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A look at the impact of ISO 45001 (new international standard for OHSMS) and the common emerging themes from an auditors perspective.
10:00
  1. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
10:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    Peter will discuss what compliance is, how it is utilised and the testing procedures involved for ongoing maintenance of safety compliance.
10:30
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A review of how health hazards within the workplace should be identified and managed in alignment with physical safety hazards.
  2. HSE Connect
    45 mins
    • HSE Connect
10:45
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Lone Worker technology has come a long way since the days of Speed Dial buttons programmed into your Nokia 3210. The development of Dedicated Devices, Roaming SIM Cards, GPS and Smartphone Apps means there is now a bustling range of options and flexibility in the market for organisations to choose from for their specific lone working risks. But technology and innovation doesn't stand still. This session will take you on a journey through time to look at where we've come from and where we're going to.
11:00
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. This session will discuss ways of monitoring workers' health and mental health and your legal responsibilities.
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
11:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
11:30
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Body-worn video has become a mainstay for companies seeking to issues such as employee safety, evidential integrity and professional accountability, but in a post-GDPR world deploying BWV raises a plethora of legal and data protection requirements. Christian overviews some of the key considerations organisations should consider when deploying BWV to enhance the safety of their workforce and provides his top tips for addressing those challenges.
11:45
  1. HSE Connect
    45 mins
    • HSE Connect
  2. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    An opportunity for delegates to learn how risk management is implemented within the sports stadia sector.
12:00
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    Pilz machine safety experts will present an overview of current machine safety legislation, giving a guide to what has changed and what will stay the same for UK manufacturers and machinery importers following Brexit.
12:15
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This session will talk about the health impacts of failing to manage hearing protection. It will discuss when hearing protection should be used and what the law requires companies to do to protect their employees.
  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    The HSE are revising their guidance on managing lone worker risks in 2020. What does the new guidance mean to you? Barbara Hockey, Head of Vulnerable Workers Team for the HSE will be discussing the rationale behind the new guidance, talking you through the highlights and will be on hand to answer your questions.
12:30
  1. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    The world is changing at an unparalleled rate. With concerns over an aging work force, as well as difficulties attracting younger workers into Health and Safety, how will these changes impact your hiring strategy and your personal career, and what can you do to invest in yourself and ensure you remain current and employable?
  2. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    This session will look at what types of safety devices are available and where they can be used, when guards are not the ideal solution.
  3. HSE Connect
    45 mins
    • HSE Connect
13:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
13:30
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    45 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    Despite stringent Health & Safety legislation, the UK still sees around 1300 serious injuries caused every year by accidents involving forklift trucks. Most are entirely avoidable. Stuart Taylor, on behalf of the Fork Lift Truck Association, will provide an insight into current safety standards across the forklift industry, based on real-world survey data from UK businesses using forklift trucks on a daily basis. Key learnings: ' Provide analysis of real-world survey data from peer companies ' Identify areas for improvement within the industry ' Suggest practical, cost-effective solutions to help reduce the risk of accidents and costly damage
  2. British Safety Council
    30 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A look at how UNITE students have implemented a single integrated risk management framework across their diverse operational activities.
  3. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    Every employer has a legal duty to assess and protect employees from work-related stress under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999. Find out how to develop an effective health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation.
13:45
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.
14:00
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    40 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Developments in today's technology frees us to work wherever and whenever, and advances in communication systems help to ensure the safety and security of remote workers. However, businesses need to recognise the not only the benefits but the potential risks associated with introducing and relying on technology to control their remote and lone worker risks. An expert panel will explore the advantages and address the additional risks that mobile technology can bring for lone and remote working.
  3. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
  4. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    Psychometric profiling can be a fantastic tool, but all too often is not used in the best way for professionals to gain value from it. This session will see HSE Recruitment delve into the psychometric profile of a senior safety professional live on stage ' showing how behavioural tools can be used to identify areas of development, allow for skills development, identify future potential, and also how individual personalities can bond to form a cohesive team.
14:30
  1. HSE Connect
    60 mins
    • HSE Connect
    The HSE's Safety Climate Tool has been carefully designed by scientists to assess the attitudes of individuals within an organisation towards health and safety issues. The Safety Climate Tool delivers an objective measure of your safety culture - the 'way things are done' in your organisation when it comes to health and safety. This is a significant starting point for any organisation to continually improve and raise standard
14:45
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    The introduction of mobile devices to the workplace has played a part in increasing the amount of remote working we can do. And mobile working has brought great advantages to both employers and employees. However, there may be some risks attached to the use of mobile devices that will pass us by until we get that 'crick in the neck', that 'pain in the wrist' or that 'smartphone pinky'! This session will explore how to assess the risks and good practice ideas for anyone that has ever balanced their laptop precarious in their car or on a train.
  2. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    For health and safety representatives to be able to perform their functions, they need to be equipped with appropriate skills and knowledge, so you must plan for their training.
09:15
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    VIP session in which delegates will discuss the main challenges of identifying and managing health and wellbeing issues within the workplace.
10:00
  1. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
10:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    This session details various ways in which a company can heighten their safety and environmental measures around operation(s) by applying wireless management/monitoring systems. The audience will take home unique ideas for improving their Safety, Health and Environmental processes, improve their KPI's, and reducing costs throughout their operations.
  2. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    Delegates to gain an understanding of personal choice and how it influences behaviour commensurate with 'Zero Harm' principles.
10:30
  1. HSE Connect
    60 mins
    • HSE Connect
10:45
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    From the NHS to county councils, from supermarkets to utility companies, large organisations deploying safety systems for lone workers can face challenges. The more varied the lone working risk profiles, the greater flexibility and customisation is required to ensure protection is fit for purpose. This session will explore the best practise methods and solutions citing case studies of major UK deployments.
11:00
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen).
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This session will probe one of the most impressive Safety professionals in the UK allowing the audience to find out more about their career path, their qualification route, their achievements and their approach. A fantastic opportunity to gain advice with a live Q&A session from someone who has been in your shoes ' and to learn how to best propel yourself forward, getting the most from your career.
11:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    With so many options on the market to safeguard machinery, selecting the optimum solution for both safety and productivity can be a complex exercise.' Pilz experts will outline the latest technology solutions and their pros and cons for different applications.
11:30
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Why should organisations take a multi-faceted approach to personal safety training? Why is policy key and how can you embed a sustainable personal safety culture in the workplace? This session will explore the above with practical solutions and guidance.
11:45
  1. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
12:15
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    There is much focus on workplace stress at present and the potential impact on mental health. Remote working can bring flexibility, but it can also bring isolation. Is there a link between isolation, stress and lone or remote working? This session will explore the potential risks and provide some practical tips on how to support your lone and remote workers.
  2. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    Many employees in Great Britain are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful. Vibration can cause long-term painful damage to your hands, fingers and back. 
12:30
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    This brief tour of the D&I landscape will detail your legal obligations as an employer ' and your legal rights as an employee and job seeker ' before articulating the case for change, looking at those that are doing it well and industries that are tackling these issues collaboratively.
13:15
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
13:30
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A look at how Senior Management within Unipart have demonstrated leadership and commitment in order to change the workplace culture across the organisation.
  2. HSE Connect
    -45 mins
    • HSE Connect
13:45
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This session will look at potential updates to health and safety regulation and the impacts this could have on the employer's responsibilities. It will also look at the potential impacts BREXIT will have on PPE regulations
14:00
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    This session will provide clarification around the legal requirements for managing and supervising MEWPs. Managers, Planners and Supervisors will learn how much they need to know to manage MEWP use safely and effectively. The session will also demonstrate how an effective training course for this technical area should be created and how by doing so how it would empower Managers, Supervisors and Planners to make the right decisions, keep employees safe and optimise resource.
  2. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone
    Psychometric profiling can be a fantastic tool, but all too often is not used in the best way for professionals to gain value from it. This session will see HSE Recruitment delve into the psychometric profile of a senior safety professional live on stage ' showing how behavioural tools can be used to identify areas of development, allow for skills development, identify future potential, and also how individual personalities can bond to form a cohesive team.
  3. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Is training an effective control measure? Understanding why training might not work ' and exploring best practice ways to ensure it does.
14:30
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    TBA
  2. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    An overview of how organisation's can identify and implement strategies designed to recognise and address mental health issues within the workplace
  3. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    The HSE's Safety Climate Tool has been carefully designed by scientists to assess the attitudes of individuals within an organisation towards health and safety issues. The Safety Climate Tool delivers an objective measure of your safety culture - the 'way things are done' in your organisation when it comes to health and safety. This is a significant starting point for any organisation to continually improve and raise standard
  4. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    90 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This session looks at the cost of failing to protect workers who suffered a fall from height. It outlines your legal liability as well as reputation cost and the personal cost to the injured person
14:45
  1. Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Safer Logistics & Machine Safety Theatre