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10:15
  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. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    New to managing driver safety? This session will get you up to speed so you can get maximum value from the rest of our presentations.
  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    40 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

    What has the pandemic done to the shape of organisations and our working practices?
    Is ‘working from anywhere’ here to stay?

    Nicole will share her experiences of working with clients across industries and offer the audience an opportunity to share their concerns and ideas to explore the following:

    •  how Covid Controls have changed organisations’ approach to risk control and working practices
    • how lockdown has created ‘skillsfade’ and changed fear levels amongst staff
    • Steps that organisations are taking to support workers as workplaces open up 
11:00
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    The panel will debate / discuss the potential implications post-Covid 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 post-Covid.
  2. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
11:15
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    35 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

    Matt will be exploring the implications of working from home and ways for businesses to enusre staff are supported and included.

    • Nellie’s elbow: the importance of communal learning environments and what WFH can’t do.
    • The limits of support and control: how far can and should an employer go to make WFH safe and tenable.
    • WWFH (Working Well from Home): what it looks like; things that you should check; new risks to consider.
11:50
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    40 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    With many organisations decreasing the number of employees both on site and out and about, how do you ensure you have systems in place to check on their safety and keep in contact? Craig will be exploring how alongside other control measures, technology can help control the risks.
12:00
  1. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    This seminar will look at determining the most appropriate type of guard that reduces risk cost effectively whilst still allowing the machine to be used.
12:15
  1. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
  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. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Working alone and remotely is sometimes unavoidable. A connected worker, using wearable technology that does not get in the way, that provides real time insights without the need for extra responses from a worker, is no longer so alone. Anmol will be on hand to explain and take your questions about how technology can assist operational teams to optimise the safety of remote workers.
  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?
13:00
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    The five most important tasks for safety professionals who want to manage work related road safety compliantly in line with new HSE web pages.
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. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre

    ‘Every project or installation must start with a risk assessment, whether it is for new machinery or upgrades. There are specific requirements when performing a machinery based risk assessment as stipulated in the standard EN ISO 12100. This seminar will run through why and how you successfully carry out a machinery based risk assessment, and how to identify, categorise and score the hazards.’

13:45
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Build a stronger safety culture through better driver awareness plus we'll give you a brand new multi-part resource designed to assist in compliance with established safety policies and help engage your van drivers.
  2. 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. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect

    Moving towards a more proactive form of health and safety, founded on data, is an aspiration for many data rich organisations. However, it presents its challenges, it requires the right sort of health and safety data to be collected routinely, and it requires access to and intelligent use of the right sorts of data analytic tools. This presentation explores some of the ways in which Discovering Safety is looking to support industry in collecting the right data in this context and then using it more effectively, ultimately to improve health and safety outcomes.

  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    45 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    2020 brought about new ways of working and new risks for many. Those companies that work in the lone working sector have responded by developing new apps and wearable technology with innovative functionality to help protect safety, security and wellbeing. Come and join our experts to ask your questions and hear more about the latest tech.
  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.
14:30
  1. British Safety Council
    -75 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A review of how the revised sentencing guidelines have impacted on top management attitudes and behaviours across the board.
  2. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    75% of all UK suicides are male, like the overwhelming majority of van drivers. Support them with our free award-winning CALM Driver materials.
  3. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    This session will look at interlocking systems and the various different ways they can be interfaced with the machine depending upon the Target Performance Level.
  4. 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. 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.
14:45
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    15 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    In March 2020, the Health and Safety Executive updated it's guidance on lone working. Join Nicole for a whirlwind update on the key changes and what they mean to businesses.
15:00
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    • Background on the relevant legislation & how it has changed over time
    • Common mistakes when putting together policies and procedures
    • Importance of adopting an 'employee led' approach to policy formulation and procedures How approaches can vary by role & industry
    • Best practice ideas to take away
10:15
  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
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    A review of how health hazards and management controls within the workplace have assumed even greater significance during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    The importance of creating and following a robust policy to cover driving and riding for work.
  3. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
  4. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    Dr Liz Royle will be sharing her valuable knowledge and experience on this important topic and providing you with an opportunities to ask your own questions. ' Recognising the signs of emotional distress ' A 4 step process for wellbeing check-ins with individuals or teams ' Helpful actions you can take as part of this and what to avoid in order to safely use the process
11:00
  1. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre

    This session will look at the process of determining which guards, and safety systems, are most appropriate for the risk reduction that we are trying to achieve.

  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. 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.
11:15
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    • Human beings are social creatures, so how do we create a supportive environment for those who work away in isolation?
    • How can you spot the signs of stress in remote workers?
    • This session explores how one organisation found answers to the above questions.
11:20
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Many police forces are now catching more drug drivers than drink drivers and, worryingly, some find the majority are commercial vehicle drivers.
11:45
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council

    An opportunity for delegates to learn how COVID-19 workplace risk management was approached

  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    In 2020 the Health and Safety Executive brought out reviewed guidance on Lone Working and the steps organisations should take to manage the risks. Come along to the Lone Worker Theatre to hear from Anthony Halewood from the HSE to find out exactly what the new guidance aims to achieve and the implications this has the responsibilities for organisations, managers and workers.
12:00
  1. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    Employers in the UK are subject to the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Pilz will highlight how these regulations relate to machinery and drill into some detail on particular requirements to prevent access to dangerous moving parts, to provide consistent failsafe controls and to periodically inspect.
12:10
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    How to find out whether work practices or management failings were behind an incident in order to prevent it happening again.
12:15
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    This session will explore why communicating specific location can be a problem for lone workers (which the last 18 months has exacerbated!) and how what3words with its easy location communication system can help employers towards covering their duty of care for staff when they are out of the office
  2. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    This session will share key advice on how to re-introduce your workforce to the workplace in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will give insights on how to ensure your workplace is Covid-secure.
12:30
  1. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    This presentation will look at current and emerging trends in exposure assessment for occupational health issues. Case studies and examples will be provided as the benefits of monitoring exposures.
  2. 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?
13:00
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    Managing and analysing data is one of the biggest challenges within any business. When it comes to managing drivers and vehicles, keeping the correct records is absolutely vital.
13:30
  1. British Safety Council
    30 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
  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

    The session will touch on a number of key areas that impact on monitoring services, including:

    • ARC Accreditation and Processes
    • Environment and Infrastructure
    • Key factors in an emergency and emerging tools
  3. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    Whenever technical measures are deployed to separate people from dangerous moving parts of machinery, it is vital to ensure that the measure is far enough away to prevent access. Factors that must be considered include stopping time and speed of approach and the possibility of circumvention of the measure by reaching over, under or through. Pilz will discuss two key standards (ISO 13855 and ISO 13857) which are relevant to this topic.
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. Driver Safety Theatre
    60 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    In 2020, Renown Consultants were found guilty following a double fatality due to fatigue. Dr Paul Jackson, was the expert witness on fatigue for this case and will talk through the key failings of the company. There will then be an extended Q&A session on the implications of this case for all employers regarding fatigue management.
  2. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    An update on HSE's guidance for Lone Workers and a first look at the HSEs new guidance on protecting home workers.
  3. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

     Key points for talk will be around technology enabling best practice in lone worker systems, specifically:

    • how integrated mobile solutions enable enhanced lone worker safety
    • obtaining end user buy-in
    • ensuring guaranteed compliance to H&S policy
    • ensuring data integrity and security 
  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. 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

    Striving for competitive advantage is of vital importance to all businesses in a globalised market. It is undisputed that key factors such as employee engagement / welfare and productivity drive all key performance indicators in small and large organisations

    Using technology smartly and driving automation massively contributes to an organisation's productivity. Providing staff with the right tools and processes improves their satisfaction and in turn productivity.

    Whether your challenges are staff safety related or you need to ensure that critical equipment and process are monitored and provide optimised output. Klaus will discuss how safety processes can be automated and optimised to help your business find safety improvements to stay ahead of your competition.
14:45
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    In the wake of Covid-19 more people than ever are working from home. This session explores what steps need to be taken to ensure the health and mental health of homeworkers. Topics covered will include protecting lone workers, maintaining the mental health of homeworkers and ergonomic considerations.
10:15
  1. 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.
  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.
10:30
  1. Driver Safety Theatre
    90 mins
    • Driver Safety Theatre
    3 x 10 minute presentations followed by a panel discussion covering driver recruitment, induction, training, recognition and disciplinary measures for drivers that don't comply.
  2. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    Matt will introduce the new online versions of the MAC tool for manual handling risk assessments (and upcoming RAPP and ART tool) that will make MSD risk assessments even quicker, easier to share and store and track.  We’ll look at how these fit into wider MSD risk management.  He’ll also talk a bit about the new HSE/NEBOSH manual handling risk management course for anybody with a desire to learn how to use the MSD assessment tools.
  3. Lone Worker Theatre
    20 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    As lockdowns ease, many of us are keen to enjoy our rediscovered freedom. For others there are worries about getting back to the workplace and getting out and about. Recent news stories may only serve to heighten fears. This session will explore the latest statistics on lone worker safety and help give you the bigger picture to help put our concerns into perspective.
10:50
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    The way we work has changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic. With more people now lone working and at risk than ever before, is enough being done to protect and support these lone workers? Lawrence and Mark will be exploring the most common ways that organisations protect and support their workers and how to embed a stronger safety culture. They will also be sharing 20 plus years' experience in lone worker safety, to suggesting further ways to protect and support your lone workers, whether they be working on an oil rig, or working at home.
11:00
  1. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    It is not uncommon for safeguards on machinery to be manipulated by users. Movable guards and mechanical fixed guards are the most commonly affected. If safeguards are manipulated, serious accidents or damage to machinery may result; the legal and financial risks are difficult to calculate. Pilz will share more about how to identify the causes and avoid manipulations with reference to key standard ISO 14119.
  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. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    The UK has left the EU and this session will assist the Safety, Health and PPE market in understanding the requirements of the UK's new regulatory regime (UKCA), which will came into effect on the 1 January 2021.
    Key learnings:
    • How to comply with new UKCA mark
    • Impacts on the PPE market
    • Update on the UK's new conformity assessment process for placing PPE on the market
11:20
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    • How to achieve an effective PS culture across the organisation
    • Importance of solution design
    • How to make good practice sustainable and what this means in terms of outcomes
11:30
  1. British Safety Council
    45 mins
    • British Safety Council
    Delegates will review how the role of the health and safety professional is changing to ensure health and wellness within the workplace is recognised as a business benefit.
11:45
  1. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    Helen will talk about the science behind the policy, and will focus on occupational'lung diseases, such as silica and welding fume. The talk will also discuss airborne sampling techniques, and the assessment and choice of control measures.
11:50
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    30 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre

     Key points for talk will be around technology enabling best practice in lone worker systems, specifically:

    • how integrated mobile solutions enable enhanced lone worker safety
    • obtaining end user buy-in
    • ensuring guaranteed compliance to H&S policy
    • ensuring data integrity and security 
12:00
  1. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre
    This sessions will look at the process of determining which guards, and safety systems, are most appropriate for the risk reduction that we are trying to achieve.
12:15
  1. 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. It's your legal responsibility to protect your workers' hearing ' but are you doing enough? Get the lowdown on manufacturing noise, hearing loss and H&S law, and how to take action with qualitative assessments, noise surveys and health surveillance. Learn the right way to interpret audit results and select the correct controls, protection and training to safeguard your staff.
12:30
  1. Professional Development Zone
    20 mins
    • Professional Development Zone

    Health and Safety has long been seen as a male dominated industry, but with the advent of diversity and inclusion policies and more public knowledge than ever on the subject, this is slowly starting to change.

    So what (if any) are the issues faced by women in industry, and how can we overcome these? How does diversity impact the industry as a whole, and what does the future of Health and Safety look like?

    Laura will spend this session looking in detail at diversity and inclusion and how that affects us as a community, while offering tips and advice for those struggling to find their place, or define their career. Professionals of all sexes, ethnicities and sexualities welcome (and indeed encouraged) to attend!

13:15
  1. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    40 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
13:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Machinery Safety Theatre

    The UK is now bound by UKCA Marking following the withdrawal from the EU.  Pilz will be looking at the key differences between CE and UKCA marking and what Brexit means for manufacturers in, and manufacturers importing in to, the UK.  Implications for UK machinery manufacturers exporting to the EU will also be covered.

  2. HSE Connect
    30 mins
    • HSE Connect
    The DSE regs have been around since 1992 but are currently at the forefront of MSD risk management for many organisations with so many working at home, transitioning back to the office or exploring how hybrid working will work for them.  Matt will outline the minor changes in HSE policy on DSE risk management now we a gradually emerging from temporary pandemic measures and will talk a about how to achieve a decent posture while working at home.
  3. Machinery Safety Theatre
    30 mins
    The UK is now bound by UKCA Marking following the withdrawal from the EU. Pilz will be looking at the key differences between CE and UKCA marking and what Brexit means for manufacturers in, and manufacturers importing in to, the UK. Implications for UK machinery manufacturers exporting to the EU will also be covered.
14:00
  1. Lone Worker Theatre
    45 mins
    • Lone Worker Theatre
    As we end the three days of content at the Lone Worker Theatre, we will be reflecting on all the lessons learnt in the pandemic. How will this change our approach to remote and lone working? What is the real impact of working alone? What can technology offer us to control the risks? And how do we offer that human support from a distance? End your visit by joining in our panel and audience discussions.
  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. The Knowledge Exchange Theatre
    30 mins
    • The Knowledge Exchange Theatre

    The past year has created unimaginable change to our everyday lives which has hugely impacted every single one of us. But how can businesses help? BSI has created a brand new framework with practical guidance on how to support the psychological health in the workplace which is here to help you.

    It includes:

    • How to identify the psychosocial hazards that can affect workers, such as home working
    • What to do to minimize the risks associated with them
    • How to raise awareness and develop competence in the management of psychosocial risks
    • Information on what is important for the recovery and return to work of affected workers

    Join BSI’s Lead Standard’s Development Writer, Sally Swingewood and Managing Director of Production at Eurovia as they discuss why prioritizing the psychological health of the workforce is fundamental to being a resilient business.

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