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Past Programmes

Programme for 2010

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All meetings (except the one day seminar in September) are free and are 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.





11 January

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

Representitve from the HSE

Read last year's progress report here

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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8 February

BS 9999 The new code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

Mick Leadbetter, Birmingham City Council

After 10 years in development, BSI British Standards has published BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. BS 9999 gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings. It also provides guidance on the ongoing management of fire safety in a building throughout the entire life cycle of the building, including guidance for designers to ensure that the overall design of a building assists and enhances the management of fire safety. It can be used as a tool for assessing existing buildings, although fundamental change in line with the guidelines might well be limited or not practicable.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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8 March

The Selection of Elevated Work Platforms

Gerry Mullholland, Laing O'Rourke

Gerry's company recently carried out a detailed review of procedures for the selection of MEWPS and presented a paper on the findings to an international conference in Milan.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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12 April

Effective Incident Investigation Explained

Ed Friend, BHSEA Chairman

Following a long career as an HSE Inspector, Ed Friend retired recently as Head of Operations in the Midlands Region. His wide experience in that time gave him a unique insight into incident investigation in many different industries and the reasons why employers often miss easy opportunities to prevent accidents and improve their business. Ed’s presentation will not follow the ‘traditional’ approaches, so we should be in-line for an interestingly different perspective of this crucial activity.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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10 May

Rehabilitation after Injury or Ill Health

Beverley Harrison, Occupational Health Nurse, Greggs the Bakers

It has long been recognised by enlightened employers that an early return to work after injury or ill-health had clear benefits for the employee, as well as the employer. This is also reflected in the current HSE campaign “Managing sickness absence and return to work”, which is also complementary with the introduction of the new Fit Note.
Beverley will be able to show us how an Occupational Health Nurse can assist with this process and how risk assessments can recognise and make allowance for the effects of any health conditions.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
Venue:  





14 June

Management of Asbestos

Wayne Wiliams, Director, DMW Environmental Safety

Wayne is a leading UK expert in the management of asbestos and will update us on the latest management metthods and practices for surveying on site.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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13 September

The New CHIP Regulations

Hamish Robertson, Principle Consultant, Sypol Ltd

There are significant new parts to the regulations and new approaches to controlling substances safely in the workplace.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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11 October

Getting to Grips with Vibration

Stuart McGregor, HM Principle Inspector

Stuart will give us a briefing on the use of the HSE tools for vibration risk assessmentand also demonstrate a cost effective instrument to simplify exposure monitoring.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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8 November

Driver Training Competence Requirements

Gary Thomas, Lloyd Morgan Group
Added regulatory emphasis is being places on company drivers who are in control of lethal machines, which could result in manslaughter charges.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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13 December

IT Solutions for Workplace Safety

John Hardman, Expolink Europe
The presentation will focus on a proactive duty of care and saving of administration time by using mobile devices for workplace assessments.

Time:  Complimentary lunch 1.15pm, Meeting Starts 2pm
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