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Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association
Established 1930


Past Programmes

Programme for 2007

Summaries of the given at meetings available

All meetings (except the one day CDM meeting on 16 May) are free and will be held at:

commencing at 2pm.
(A complimentary buffet lunch will be served from 1.15pm.)

Each meeting attracts 1 CPD point for Registered Safety Practitioners.

8 January

Annual General Meeting and Presentation of the HSE's Progress Report and Future Plans

Nick Ratty, Head of Operations, HSE West Midlands

Read last year's progress report here

12 February

Regulating New Technologies

Brian Fullam, HSE Corporate Science Unit, Bootle

Nano-technology brings great benefits to our everyday life, but have you addressed the new risks they introduce?

12 March

Scaffolding for the Future?

Clive Johnson, Health, Safety and Environment Team Leader, Heathrow T5, BAA

Clive will talk about the increasingly popular 'System Scaffolding', the best practice to its erection, alteration and dismantling, together with training and competence issues.

2 April

Local Authority Support for Waste Management in Business

Julie Coxon, Environmental Business Adviser, Sandwell MBC

A practical insight for businesses into current legislation on waste management and reducing costs of energy and water resources.

16 May

Construction (Design & Management) Regs 2005

Speakers from HSE and National Construction Projects

Joint, full-day event with HSE to launch the new regulations in the West Midlands.

This event is aimed at all levels of Dutyholders in the Workplace and will be equally compulsive viewing for General BHSEA Members as well as those in the Construction Industry.

As is customary in BHSEA events, there will be ample opportunity for delegates to gain an in-depth insight into their own respective disciplines, straight from HSE experts, and all-round practice in problem solving typical site case studies.

In addition there will be presentations on successful high-profile National Construction projects, as well as guidance on worker involvement and competence assessment of all duty-holders.

11 June

Engaging People – Improving what you do!

Speaker from the Royal Mail Group

Achieving effective safety management can be tricky, especially when you deliver mail to every UK address, 6 days a week. The key to doing this is through engaging your staff – Royal Mail principles that can be used in companies of any size.

10 September

An Insurer’s view of Risk Assessment

Jamie McNab, Casualty Manager, Zurich Commercial

The things that Insurers would like to see – and some they wouldn’t (but frequently do!).


commencing at 2pm. (A complimentary buffet lunch will be served from 1.15pm.)

8 October

Lifting Operations for Sites

James Stapleton, Geographical Health, Safety and Environment Team Leader, Laing O’Rourke

There have been many crane accidents in the news recently and the combination of powerful plant, heavy loads and human error gives a high potential for fatalities to workers and the public, alike.
From contract lifts to day-to-day ‘jobbing lifts’ by telehandlers, excavators and fork lift trucks, this presentation will be an invaluable guide to handling most loads on sites.

12 November

Does it look Good and Is It Safe?

George Allcock, Group Safety Advisor, GKN and
Chris Peck, Health and Safety Manager, Birmingham City University

The good, bad and ugly experiences of creating 'excellence' in two very different Workplaces!

10 December

Management of Occupational Road Risk

Paul Gallemore, Head of Health, Safety and Environment and Supply Chain HR, Wolseley UK

This presentation will show how simple, practical measures to manage transport operations safely can result in clear safety benefits and real savings.


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