Rob Strange OBE, ex-CEO of both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Association for Project Safety (APS), and now acting as a consultant to Southalls (Safety Cloud) explains the main concerns he sees within the health and safety profession currently, and the solutions that are available in terms of innovative technology […]
The new high-speed rail network, known as High Speed 2 (HS2), plans to connect the cities of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, becoming the UK’s largest infrastructure project. The process of constructing this new network has naturally raised health and safety concerns within communities across the country, however HS2 has said they are committed to […]
In her third video for SHP Safety Talks, Nicole Vazquez, Worthwhile Training, looks at how to train lone workers, getting workers to understand their roles and responsibilities, what to include when putting training packages together, and the importance of making training both task and risk specific.
A packed three-days of educational content, new product releases and unmissable networking events saw 13,800 people flock to Safety & Health Expo 2016. From 21 – 23 June at London’ ExCeL Exhibition Centre, visitors came in their thousands to see the latest health and safety solutions, including innovations in PPE, training, eLearning, occupational health solutions […]
As part of SHExpo’s series of networking events, SHE1000 concluded the three day exhibition at ExCel last week, with a gathering of hundreds of women involved in protecting and managing premises. As well as nibbling cupcakes and sipping prosecco, the event gave all involved a networking masterclass from expert Heather White, CEO at Smarter Networking […]
In her session yesterday at Safety & Health Expo, Kizzy Augustin, senior associate for Pinsent Masons, LLP delivered a ten-minute poem on health, safety and whether a Brexit will have any impact. As the result of the referendum came in this morning with a 51% majority to leave the EU, we re-print Kizzy’s poem in […]
A packed keynote theatre at Safety & Health Expo welcomed Kate Adie OBE yesterday to reveal her no-nonsense strategies for dealing with risk, danger and conflict. From her 15 years experience as chief news correspondent at the BBC reporting from war zones and areas of conflict, Adie shared tactics for overcoming fear in the face of violence and ultimately ‘having faith in ordinary folk’.
Today at Safety & Health Expo, a training and development session called #SHE1000 will be running to highlight the importance of networking and working a room. Taking place from 13.45 – 15.00 today, Heather White, CEO, Smarter Networking, will be teaching hundreds of people the importance of quickly accessing knowledge and connections, and how to […]
This year, UK Health & Safety Week is celebrating excellence in health and safety. Safety & Health Expo is an excellent opportunity for current leaders and innovators within the profession to come together to share best practice and hear from the experts. However, it also the perfect place to meet up-and-coming talent within the profession. Health […]
Safety and Health Expo delegates discovered a handy template for occupational oblivion in the training and career zone, today. “This is an idiot’s guide,” director of HSE’s recruitment network, Chris Rowlands, told day two’s How to make yourself completely and utterly unemployable session. “Because you’d have to be an idiot to do all of […]
Is safety broken, asked panelists in Safety and Health Expo’s opening debate. Or is it simply a matter of terminology? “Safety’s in a bit of a crisis at the moment,” HSE director at Laing O’Rourke, John Green. “The notions that have taken us to where we are, they’re actually standing in the way of further […]
Caricatures of health and safety professionals are being created at the Barbour EHS stand at Safety & Health Expo this week by an artist from Jincom, an organisation that uses illustration and animation to simplify complex health and safety content. Coba Benkman, the European business manager for Jincom, has been creating the likeness of passing health and safety […]
The modern safety professional must be seen as an influencer and thought leader, someone who needs to engage effectively with their company’s board and senior leaders to successfully build health and safety into the company’s agenda. Yet often when health and safety professionals do address the boardroom they do not engage them effectively, which is not […]
The 60th RoSPA awards were celebrated in style last night with winners from across a variety of industries recognised for their outstanding achievements.
With the sentencing guidelines in force since February, panelists in the ‘Revolution in health and safety enforcement’ session debated their impact at Safety and Health Expo 2016. “The sentencing guidelines are very prescriptive and only in very exceptional circumstances can judges go off script,” said director of Turnstone Law, Simon Joyston-Bechal, of the health and […]
Tomorrow, 23 June, a decision will be made as to whether Britain should remain within the EU. The outcome – whether we remain or leave – will have a significant impact on UK businesses and organisations. In SHP, we’ve discussed what, if any, impact there will be on the health and safety community. In an article […]
The winners of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) awards have been announced on the first day of Safety & Health Expo. Alan Murray, CEO, BSIF, announced the winners of the prestigious awards on the SHE Live! stage within the exhibition at 4pm today. The Awards recognise excellence within the safety industry, excellence in customer […]
The doors opened this morning for another jam-packed edition of the Safety and Health Expo.
Leading UK exhibition for safety and health professionals to continue partnership with chartered professional body for health and safety professionals. Safety & Health Expo, organised by UBM EMEA, have today announced that IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, has confirmed its support as an Official Event Partner of Safety & Health Expo for […]
Speed workshops are being held on the Reactec stand at Safety & Health Expo this week at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London. Reactec, monitors and manages solutions for hand arm vibration (HAV), will be hosting four ten-minute workshops at Reactec tomorrow, 22 June. The four sessions will cover: a myth busting discussion about HAVs risk […]
Amazon is one of the biggest online-retail operations in the world, and with such a vast array of distribution centres, offices and locations, the challenges for keeping workers safe and healthy are many. Ahead of next week’s Safety & Health Expo, where Amazon are delivering a presentation about Safety in Amazon EU, within the brand new Training and […]
Key leaders and influencers in the health and safety profession will be meeting visitors at Safety & Health Expo next week. After they’ve taken to the stage, key speakers from the Keynote Theatre will be available for a meet and greet over a glass of prosecco on the SHP Stand (U1800). Speakers at the Keynote Theatre will […]
Bohle will mark its support for this month’s UK Health and Safety Week by giving away a pair of high performance Veribor blue line pump-activated suction lifters. UK Health and Safety Week runs from the 20 to 24 June, promoting safe working practices in businesses throughout the UK and the responsibilities of employers and employees under the […]
At Safety & Health Expo, Jim Hanna, Williamson-Dickie, will be examining the current relevant standards and how the workforce can and should be protected against serious injury and the consequences of wearing unsuitable workwear and PPE. Here he explains the basis of his seminar and what you can expect. Jim will be speaking in the Professional […]
Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Adviser to the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain explains why the effective management of workplace health risks is just as important as addressing the potential immediacy of safety issues. HSE statistics on the health of Great Britain’s workforce paint a concerning picture; but let’s look at the potential […]
Ben Ealey-Newham is an apprentice at Cobham Antenna Systems. Six months into his employment as an engineering apprentice, Ben suffered an industrial accident at college which required plastic surgery to reconstruct parts of his index finger. Ben worked tirelessly to secure a six-month work placement in the safety, health and environmental department of Cobham Antenna Systems. […]
In her second video for SHP Safety Talks, Nicole Vazquez, Worthwhile Training, explains lone worker policies and procedures, including what to include in the content of a policy and the differences between lone workers at a fixed base and working away from a base. In this educational video, Nicole also covers the golden rules for procedures including ownership, relevance, accessibility and a support network.
When I speak with people outside of the health and safety community, they are shocked to hear asbestos is still a threat. The look on their faces is one of disbelief when I tell them the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease […]
Safety & Health Expo is taking place from the 21-23 June at London's ExCeL. The three day show is packed full of celebrity speakers, educational seminars and theatres and unmissable networking opportunities. Discover what's happening at this year's exhibition and register to for your place today.
Martin Cook, director, Turner & Townsend, explains how the concept of behavioural safety used to be hailed as a utopia, but suggests that now it might have lost its way. In the last five to ten years behavioural safety has been the conversation of many health and safety consultants across industry. The concept of influencing […]
Heather White, CEO, Smarter Networking, will be running a training and development session as part of #SHE1000 at Safety & Health Expo. In this article she explains the importance of networking, how to work a room and seven things she’ll teach you in June. So much of today’s business and career development is about speed. How quickly […]
Colonel Tim Collins OBE will be taking to the stage on 21 June at Safety & Health Expo 2016. If it’s even half as inspirational as the former SAS man’s world-famous speech to troops on the eve of battle in 2003, visitors to the ExCeL exhibition centre in London won’t be disappointed. Collins addressed the […]
Lawrence Waterman, director of health and safety at the Battersea Power Station Development, will be presenting the prizes at this year’s Rising Star in Health & Safety Award. The award, which is taking place at the Safety & Health Expo, has received over 150 nominations, with entries from companies including the HSE Science Directorate, 3M, Virgin Trains East Coast, […]
Three influential speakers will be sharing their real-life stories of the devastating impacts of workplace accidents at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) stand at this year’s Safety & Health Expo. As part of RoSPA’s new drive to create a nationwide movement of individuals and organisations sharing their stories and experiences, to help others […]
The Product Innovation Award shortlist has been announced for the BSIF Awards. The awards, which take place on the 23 June at Safety & Health Expo, showcase excellence in product innovation, service and safety excellence. The finalists for the product innovation award are: Retrasafe – Retractable Ladder Stabiliser MSA – ALTAIR 2XP H2S Ansell – […]
Following on from the success of last year’s UK Health & Safety Week, in 2016 the dedicated week is inspiring excellence in the profession. In 2015, the focus was on occupational health, with organisations being encouraged to run a health week in their company to raise awareness of the importance of under-represented health issues in […]
Ahead of a panel debate at Safety & Health Expo, Craig Swallow, Managing Director SoloProtect Limited & Chairman, BSIA Lone Worker Section discusses some of the many challenges that an employer of lone workers may face. Who are my lone workers and how do I identify whether they need to be better protected? In these […]
This year at Safety & Health Expo, we’re launching a set of ten minute TED-style talks to take place in the Keynote Theatre on the 23 June. Following the success of the SHP Safety Talks video series with eminent speakers including Professor Tim Marsh and Dr Dominic Cooper, SHP is allowing a selection of speakers a ten […]
Heather Beach explains how the term ‘innovation’ crops up a lot when people are asked what they want to see more of at exhibitions, but do people really know what it is they’re asking for? Visitors to both Safety & Health Expo and the Facilities Show put high on their list their desire to see “innovation” […]
Kate Adie OBE will be speaking in an inspirational keynote at Safety and Health Expo 2016.
This year's speakers lineup has been announced, with three very special keynote addresses.
In the first of two articles, Rachel Griffin, director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust, looks at the issues surrounding stalking in the workplace, and how to create a policy to deal with it. Part one: the signs and implications of stalking
Make a pledge for parity – that’s the call to action for 2016 International Women’s Day. The campaign is calling for a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and urging world leaders to take action as champions of gender parity. Among these pledges, leaders can agree to challenge conscious and […]
Former Olympic Swimmer, Sharron Davies MBE, has been announced as the host of the Professional Clothing Awards 2016, taking place in June 2016. Sharron, who won two gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and a silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1980 Olympic games, will be hosting the awards with the […]
Step Forward (part of The Challenge) was the Official Charity Partner of Protection & Management 2015, which took place in June and included Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC International, FIREX International, and Facilities Show. Step Forward’s main purpose is getting young people into high quality apprenticeship programmes and they work on a local level to build connections […]
A professional clothing show is set to join Safety & Health Expo, the UK’s leading event for health and safety professionals next year. Safety & Health Expo has announced that the Professional Clothing Show will be incorporated onto the show floor at the event, creating the most comprehensive offering within the UK of professional clothing, workwear […]
James Ritchie, Head of External Affairs and Deputy Chief Executive at The Association for Project Safety Chairs a panel debate that represents the client, principal designer and contractor. The session looks at the issues and approaches to practical implementation so far. Panelists include: Simon Toseland, Compliance Services Director at Salisbury Group, Paul Bussey, Associate at […]
One of the more resonating features at this year’s safety and health expo was the IKAR fall arrest demo zone. The team demonstrated what would happen during an occupational fall and rescue. You can see the full video below. LinkedinTwitterFacebookGoogle+Email
The video for the second Women in Health & Safety Forum is now available. The forum took place on Thursday 18 June at the Safety & Health Expo. The session, which looked at the theme of effective communication, was chaired by Anne Davies, Special Counsel at Withers LLP, and featured five excellent panelists: Roslyn Perkins, […]
Last week, another successful Safety & Health Expo came to a close. The three days included 90 hours of workshops and seminars, over 350 exhibitors, and celebrity keynote speakers. Here are some of the highlights from 2015: Sir Ranulph Fiennes talking safety: Sessions included talks from Steve Perkins at BOHS, Nicole Vazquez of […]
The second Women in Safety & Health Forum took place on Thursday last week during the Safety & Health Expo. The session, which looked at the theme of effective communication, was chaired by Anne Davies, Special Counsel at Withers LLP, and featured five excellent panelists: Roslyn Perkins, Assistant Director Facilities and Health and Safety at Peabody […]
The government’s flagship ‘fit note’ scheme for getting people back to work has failed to deliver five years on from implementation, seriously hampering the UK’s attempts to improve its sickness absence performance and reduce unnecessary sickness absence. That is the overriding message from EEF and Jelf Employee Benefits in their survey of 345 manufacturing companies, […]
The second UK Women in Health & Safety Forum is taking place today at 2pm in the ExCeL London as part of Health and Safety Week and Safety & Health Forum. Chaired by Anne Davies, Withers LLP, with panelists including Kizzy Augustin, Pinsent Masons LLP, Ruth Denyer, ITV, Lauren Murphy, NBC, Roslyn Perkins, Peabody, and […]
At the Safety & Health Expo yesterday afternoon, Karen Baxter echoed Steve Perkins’ talk from Tuesday, arguing again that health needs to be treated more like safety if workers are to be protected. Baxter, managing partner for Park Health and Safety Partnership, pioneered the 3Ws programme during the 2012 London Olympics. While the cost benefits […]
“There’s one thing I can’t do, as a trainer,” said David Castle as he started his presentation in the Lone Worker Arena at the Safety & Health Expo. “I can’t make people safe.” “I have no control over how the staff are managed or the resources they are given. My objective has a trainer is […]
Yesterday, Tuesday 16th June saw the first ever UK Women in Health & Safety forum taking place at the Safety & Health Expo as part of Health & Safety Week 2015. Despite the room being hidden away in one of the rabbit warrens of the ExCeL, the forum was a big success with chair Anne […]
Occupational exposure to hazardous substances continues to lead to significant ill-health outcomes, according to Chris Keen, principal occupational hygienist at the Health and Safety Laboratory. While some businesses invest considerable resources on exposure control measures, generally these fail to crack the problem. Speaking in the BOHS Theatre at 2pm today, Mr Keen will argue that […]
The cost benefits of a good safety programme are well accepted throughout organisations, but the case for good health is not always so easily made. Part of the issue is that what safety means is fairly straightforward – it’s a vision of no fatalities or life changing accidents. Finding an equivalent for health can be […]
The British Safety industry Federation has announced the winners of the BSIF Safety Awards 2015 at the Safety and Health Expo at London Excel today. The BSIF Safety Awards are highly regarded in the health and safety industry. There are three awards categories: Product Innovation Award, Service Award and Safety Excellence Award. Commenting on this […]
In a deliberately provocative talk Steve Perkins, chief executive of BOHS, questioned whether the term ‘health and safety’ has become dangerous for the profession.
This morning a huge audience of safety professionals convened to London’s ExCeL to see Baroness Karren Brady open Safety and Health Expo 2015. Here is a selection of pictures taken on the first day of the three day event: Speaking on the same day as Safety & Health Expo’s inaugural ‘Women in Health & Safety Forum’, […]
By Anthony Phillips, Managing Director, WellKom International This article is one of a series of three being published this week in conjunction with Anthony’s talk at the British Safety Council’s Global Risk Symposium at Excel on Thursday 18th June 13.00 to 14.15. Or, contact him on email@example.com In this part Anthony picks out some of the […]
Safety & Health Expo 2015 starts today in ExCeL London with unmissable CPD-accredited seminars taking place across the three days of the exhibition. Running alongside the 350 companies showcasing new products, you have the opportunity to get hands on with the most intuitive, safe and cost-effective technologies.The educational line-up this year features seminar theatres dedicated to […]
Rob Shaw, technical team lead for the Health and Safety Laboratory’s Falls Prevention Team, explains the GRIP scheme, which has been designed to help reduce slips, trips and falls in the workplace. What is the GRIP scheme? The GRIP scheme is a method of assessing the slip resistance of footwear. Rated footwear will achieve a […]
Falls from height remain one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and injuries. Chris Kendall explains what the Access Industry Forum’s nine member organisations will offer at the AIF stand and the wider show. All of AIF’s member organisations are standards driven and committed to fostering and supporting codes of good practice; minimum standards […]
The Risk Assessor App, available for Android and iOS, is being used globally by thousands of users. The company says the app allows users to create detailed, personalised risk assessment reports, while still at the risk site, with no need to go back to the office to type it all out. Users can either email […]
At this year’s Safety and Health Expo (ExCel, 16-18 June – stand M2255), Arco will showcase its expertise and offerings as a provider of training, consultancy and site services across four areas: mortal risk, industrial occupational hygiene and health, hazard control, and safety competence. Demonstrations of mortal risk solutions will be lively and practical, says […]
Back for a second year, the Innovation Trail highlights the latest health and safety product and services innovations. SHP offers a taster of what’s on display at this year’s show. This year’s Innovation Trail has been designed to allow visitors to access all the newest products and services from across the industry. Among those on […]
Relexim (NL) has launched a new range of confined space barrier products in the UK. The products are aimed at health and safety professionals that work in the oil, gas and utilities sector, in local councils/governmental organisations, highway/rail maintenance, emergency services and warehouse/logistic management. The company says the manhole barrier has been designed for securing […]
The Construction Health & Safety Group (CHSG) was formed in 1952 and is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. Described as an established and well respected provider of quality training, they support the construction and associated industries. They hold members’ monthly meetings where presentations are from industry specialists on topics that are said […]
EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is urging government, employers and GPs to take firmer action over mental health and stress-related sickness absence, amid evidence that it remains in the ‘too difficult to deal with’ box. The move comes as the EEF and Jelf Employee Benefits publish the manufacturers’ organisation’s latest sickness absence survey today, which shows […]
Key and asset management specialist, Traka, say its solutions facilitate greater standards of health and safety, particularly in the manufacturing, retail and distribution markets. They will be exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo 2015 (16-18 June). According to the company, Traka’s material handling equipment products can control who can get access to, and drive, fork […]
By Ian Johannessen, managing director of Peoplesafe People in all sorts of fields can find themselves working alone for some or all of their time. It might be a social worker going out to see a family, a lorry driver delivering food to shops or a salesperson at a new housing estate. Whatever the situation […]
By Anthony Phillips, Managing Director WellKom International Anthony will be speaking in the British Safety Council: Global Risk Management Theatre on 18 June from 13.30 – 14.15. If you look at your own organisation think about whether these are challenges/trends which are relevant to your own employees and how this impacts on risk from safety, quality, […]
New and innovative products are top of the list of what health and safety professionals have asked to see at this year’s Safety & Health Expo, which kicks of next Tuesday 16th. Exhibitors have been surveyed to discover all the latest health and safety innovations that will be on display or launching at London ExCeL […]
International safety and medical technology solutions provider, Dräger, will be showcasing its range of products during Health and Safety Week. The firm are inviting visitors to the Safety and Health Expo 2015 (ExCel, London, 16-18 June) to their stand to see its portfolio which includes: portable and fixed gas detection systems, air sampling tubes, personal […]
Lone working is becoming ubiquitous. As organisations change the way they work and the way they deliver services, more and more people are becoming lone workers. Sadly, some organisations are failing to manage the risks associated with this way of working. They fail to conduct suitable and sufficient assessments of risk and fail to record […]
By Patrick Dealtry Once again the Safety and Health Expo at ExCeL from 16 to 18 June 2015 features the BSIA Lone Worker Arena with several companies showcasing their services and an expanded theatre program aimed more at safety and security managers. In line with the exhibitions international flavour exhibitors include the UK arms of both […]
Martin Cook, director, Turner & Townsend tells SHP online what visitors can expect from his session at the IOSH/SHP academy at the Safety & Health Expo, with a focus on CDM and introducing practical solutions to risk management. Session Title: CDM 2015 – An opportunity and framework for improvement Session Description: Introducing both practical and […]
Lone worker experts Peoplesafe will offer an insight into risks facing staff and how their employers can best protect them at the Safety & Health Expo in June. Visitors to Peoplesafe’s stand at M2050 will be able to try out the latest equipment and see innovative ways of keeping staff safe. Among the products on […]
Polyco launched the UK’s first and only accredited hand protection assessment course in April. Nick Warburton went along on the first day to see what it offers and how it can better inform decisions on hand protection. Workers use hand and arm protection in practically every industrial setting. Whether it’s sorting through tonnes of recyclable […]
With Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 taking place this week, it has been announced that mental health will be a key focus of Safety & Health Expo 2016. One in four people experience a mental health problem each year, and in 2013, mental health conditions emerged as the single most widespread cause of long-term absence from […]
Three outstanding keynote speakers have been announced for this year’s Safety & Health Expo. Find out when, where and what they’ll be talking about. Lessons in Leadership with Baroness Brady, CBE, the first lady of football and distinguished woman in business Kicking off the series of inspirational keynote hours, Baroness Brady will take to the […]
James Watson, sales account manager at Eemits, talks to the digital editor of SHP about why they’ve decided to exhibit at an innovation pod at the Safety & Health Expo and what innovation means to them. What does innovation mean to you? Innovation in our industry is about taking something that you already use and […]
CDM and occupational health are two of the topical issues set to stimulate debate at this year’s Safety & Health Expo. SHP looks more closely at how both are shaping the future of construction. According to the Health & Safety Laboratory, construction remains a high-risk industry. While only about 5 per cent of UK employees […]
Last week, we announced that a Women in Health and Safety forum would be taking place at the Safety and Health Exhibition on 16 June. The first of its kind in the UK, this forum is being run as part of Health & Safety Week 2015 and is designed to give those interested in supporting […]
A new EU directive on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the workplace comes into force in July 2016. In an Innovation Pod on Stand R1980 at the Safety & Health Expo, EMF safety specialist Link Microtek will be featuring an easy-to-use hand-held instrument that helps health and safety professionals comply with the legislation. The company’s technical […]
The newest and most innovative products are top of the list of what health and safety professionals want to see at this year’s Safety & Health Expo, the organisers of the event were told. Members of the profession told organisers, UBM, that above all else they were looking to see the newest and most innovative products launching […]
How are London’s most iconic buildings protected? What are the challenges they face? New for Safety & Health Expo 2015, ‘Protecting London’ is a series of videos and live debates exploring how safety, security, facilities and fire functions operate together. For the first episode we interviewed Maria Anderson, health and safety manager for the British Museum, […]
The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April, following a five-year evaluation of the CDM regulations 2007. James Ritchie, Association of Project Safety, will be presenting a panel debate on CDM at the Safety & Health Expo in June. He spoke to the show organisers about the challenges […]
SHE and IOSH 2015 co-locate at ExCeL London for a second year. Visitors to the UK’s flagship event for health and safety professionals can expect an unrivalled package that showcases industry thought leaders, trailblazers in training and product innovation and authoritative insights into policy, practice and legislation. Safety and health’s pre-eminent UK conference and the […]
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE has been revealed as the second high-profile speaker confirmed for the Inspirational Speaker Series at this year’s Protection & Management Series; he will take the stage in the IOSH / SHP Academy on Wednesday 17th June at 2.30pm at ExCeL London. Pushing the boundaries of health and safety in the […]
By Phil Ross, Turner & Townsend These days, more and more progressive organisations are recognising the value and benefits to be gained by making health, safety and wellbeing management a fundamental part of their business activities. At the same time, however, many of them find themselves in a position where their safety performance has reached […]
With the announcement of Karren Brady as one of our keynote speakers for this year’s Safety and Health Expo as part of the Protection and Management Series, we’re asking you what you think the hot topic will be at this year’s exhibition. Linkedin8TwitterFacebookGoogle+1Email9
Baroness Karren Brady CBE has today been revealed as the first of three inspirational keynote speakers who will be speaking at the Safety & Health Expo as part of this year’s Protection & Management 2015, opening the event on Tuesday 16th June at ExCeL London. Baroness Brady is known as the ‘first lady of football’ having become […]
Download your post-show report from Safety & Health Expo 2015 Safety & Health Expo 2015 took place from the 16 – 18 June 2015 at ExCeL London and saw a huge 43% increase in visitors to the show from the previous year. Each day was a celebration of the health and safety industry, with over 90 hours […]
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By Sharon Brunt As health and safety professionals, we are constantly on the look-out for new opportunities to learn and collect CPD points. This year’s IOSH Conference held alongside Safety and Health Expo in ExCel in June will be an excellent opportunity to gather and share experiences, no doubt bad, good and best practices will […]
IOSH has unveiled the programme for its 2015 annual conference, focused on Leadership in action: Shaping the future of occupational safety and health. Following the success of last year’s conference, which was focused on inspiring leadership, IOSH 2015 will further pursue the important theme when it is held at ExCeL London on 16–17 June alongside […]
An overview of SHE 2014 from Lindsey Bredin, PR manager for the exhibition. The show is put on in association with SHP. With Safety & Health Expo’s move to London from Birmingham’s NEC this year, UBM Live really wanted to change the way safety and health was presented at the exhibition. Not only was the show […]
Sarah McOnie, managing director, The McOnie Agency: As it's a subject close to our heart and the hearts of many of our clients, we at The McOnie Agency don't agree a rebrand is necessary for health and safety ﾖ we simply need to shout louder.
Rhaynukaa Soni GradIOSH, Dip RSA, MIIRSM works on the Crossrail project for RLS Consultants. She gives us her thoughts on day one of the conference and exhibition.
Patrick Dealtry, chairman of the BSIA Lone Workers group, explains how employers can protect lone workers in their organisation.
Defence lawyer Sally Roff discusses how directors can build a positive an cost-effective health and safety culture, while steering their organisation through times of change.
In 2012 and 2013, there were 39 fatal injuries on construction projects. That's 39 people too many, said Mike Slater, president of the BOHS. There have been some recent, high profile construction deaths; in Grosvenor Square and on the Crossrail project ﾖ both of which were covered by the mainstream press.
Since 1974 at least 503 peoples' lives have been saved because of health and safety
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is exhibiting at this year's Safety & Health Expo. Kevin Minton highlights the CPA's new guidance document, which is available as a draft for public comment.
Visitors to the Safety & Health Expo will be the first to see the new BM25 wireless area monitor. a1-cbiss are the first UK company with live demo units as part of the launch for the new wireless area monitor at the forthcoming Safety & Health Expo, held at London Excel from June 17th to 19th 2014.
Health and safety bodies unite to launch Health & Safety Week 2014
Simon, Toseland, Head of Health and Safety, Workplace Law, gives a visitor's eye view of Safety and Health Expo, which takes place at London's ExCeL in June.
Kathy Holuba, legal director, corporate, Hill Dickinson LLP: Following the tragic death in 2012 of an odd job man who fell through the roof of Lion Steel's premises in Hyde, Lion Steel Equipment Limited became only the third company in the UK to be convicted of corporate manslaughter. Its directors also faced prosecution.
Clare Solomon and Mark Ormond: Sometimes managers just don't quite realize the domino effect their actions have on the culture of a business.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust director Rachel Griffin lists the five steps to take to deal with aggression in the workplace. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is sponsoring the lone working arena at Safety and Health Expo
Safety and Health Expo 2014 asks some of big names from the industry about the things that matter in 2014. The exhibition takes place on 17-19 June at London's ExCel Exhibition Centre.
Rachel Griffin, director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust: Last week, we looked at the signs that employers and practitioners should look for to determine whether an employee was being stalked. But if someone is being stalked in youe workplace, what action should you take?
The most effective organisations recognise that a strong safety culture is essential for reducing accidents in the workplace. In other words, getting your human performance right by engaging with people in your organisation to achieve a collective, long-term vision.
Social media is becoming a more and more important tool to promote yourself and your profession, whether you are a self-employed consultant or you work for an organisation. But it presents an ever-increasing risk to the reputation of individuals and businesses.
Rachel Griffin, Director of Suzy Lamplugh Trust: In any business, some members of staff will me more at risk from violence, crime and abuse. here are five key questions to determine where the risks lie within your organisation.
I am proud to work for the health and safety sector, which has such a great record in the UK. A sector which is vilified because of management teams that use health and safety as an excuse for not doing things they don't want to do, and because of the civil litigation culture - 30%+ of corporate claims are for slips, trips and falls.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) CPI Ltd policy entitled 'Police Response to Security Systems' outlines police requirements for lone worker services. The policy sets conditions on the use of a police allocated Unique Reference Number (URN) to contact police communications rooms when requesting police attendance at an incident.
The Battersea Power Station Development Company is meeting with the Health and Safety Executive this week to present its latest plans and arrangements for the restoration of the London landmark.
Roger Vickers, consultant and retired chief superintendent, South Yorkshire Police
Dräger Safety UK demonstrated the Dräger DrugTest 5000, along with a range of other diagnostic equipment and solutions including the Dräger Alcotest 6820 and the Dräger Interlock XT, to support businesses and to enable them to have drug and alcohol policies in place to protect themselves.
If you have the word 'manager' in your job title, you might want to think about adding 'underling' in brackets on your business card if you don't want to find yourself in court on a health and safety charge.
A panel of industry experts discussed the conundrum that despite the plethora of regulations in place, and the amount of specialist equipment available, falls from height continue to be one of the biggest causes of death and injury in the workplace, accounting for more than 50 per cent of fatalities.
In deciding whether Fee for Intervention (FFI) will apply, the HSE will adopt the same principles as it does to any enforcement decision, explained HSE Principal Inspector Harvey Wild, as he took delegates at the SHP Legal Arena on a whistle-stop tour of the new cost-recovery regime.
The Access Industry forum invited a discussion on the 'Holy Grail' of zero work at height accidents, which took place at the heart of Safety & Health Expo 2013 today (15 May).
The word 'habit' generally has a negative connotation for most people but doing something habitually can also be a good thing, as AZEA's Bruce Durham told the audience in the Arco Academy at Safety & Health Expo this afternoon (15 May).
Whether employees are off work owing to physical or cognitive issues is immaterial in the critical need for early intervention to aid early return to work, Ryan Allen, senior physiotherapist and regional manager at Physio World, told a large audience in the Health & Well-being Theatre.
Businesses need to assess the risks presented by drivers and driving at work for a very simple reason: it is the single biggest safety risk most organisations face.
Health and safety nowadays has more to do with a state of mind than it does with regulation, HSE chair Judith Hackitt told delegates at the SHP Legal Arena today, as she issued her opening address at Safety & Health Expo 2013.
If you have a health and safety system in place, review and monitor it on a frequent basis.
When it comes to getting directors and senior managers to take health and safety seriously, an actual incident is often the best argument.
The moral that emerged from a mock 'trial' held in the new Business Driver Safety Zone is that companies must have robust, unambiguous road safety policies in place for business driving, which must be monitored, followed through and thoroughly communicated to employees.
It's all very well trying to impart knowledge and skills in your health and safety training sessions but if you don't focus equally heavily on the third element in the learning experience ﾖ attitude ﾖ your sessions will sink like a stone. Matt Cleve outlines what needs to be done to engage even the most jaded employees.
The two biggest events in the health and safety calendar are to join forces next year, offering practitioners and product and service providers myriad opportunities to learn, network and inform.
A wealth of information on the latest trends and thinking in safe work-at-height pratices has been made available to view free online.
Practitioners should not be afraid to challenge regulators over decisions with which they take issue
Reasonable practicability', 'reasonable foreseeability', and 'gross disproportionality' were explored in the SHP Legal Arena today (16 May) by Kevin Bridges, who used a number of recent landmark health and safety judgements to illustrate the concepts.
The Government and the reviews it has commissioned by Lord Young and Professor Lofstedt may have made a link between occupational health and safety and a possible compensation culture, but, in reality, most of the claims insurers handle relate to the public, not workers.
Behavioural safety came in for a bit of a bashing at Safety & Health Expo today, as even proponents of the approach agreed that it can go horribly wrong if not implemented properly.
The trend for companies facing health and safety investigations and potential prosecutions to go into liquidation in order to avoid punishment is increasingly common, but there are moral and legal arguments why practitioners should think twice before following this approach.
It has been a busy couple of years for the HSE, what with the various reviews, their recommendations, and the recession affecting everything in the background but the regulator is confident that it can maintain the UK's existing high health and safety standards while continuing to reduce workplace injuries and ill health.
Employers don't really need to worry about the health and well-being of their staff, visitors to the Occupational Health Theatre at Safety & Health Expo heard today (15 May)
Neil Tomlinson, director of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), introduced a lively and important debate on the implications of the Lofstedt Review for working at height.
"Evidence wins cases and lack of evidence loses cases," was the message that Carl Dray, a lawyer with Nabarro, drove home to delegates at the SHP Legal Arena today (15 May), during his session on surviving personal-injuries claims.
"No one can predict the future, but what we can do is look at trends in a lot of different areas, from science and technology, to politics, to try and figure out what the world might look like in 10 years," explained Dr Sam Bradbrook, senior scientist in the futures team at the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL).
"Remember, you have a duty to cooperate; you don't have a duty to capitulate," a packed SHP Legal Arena heard today.
In a ground-breaking panel discussion in the AIF Working at Height forum, senior representatives of six leading UK safety organisations came together for the first time ever to discuss if the 'Holy Grail' of zero working-at-height accidents is achievable, and if so, how.
"It has been rather an eventful year", said Judith Hackitt, as she gave the opening address in the SHP Legal Arena at Safety & Health Expo this morning.
A proposed change under RIDDOR 1995 to report incidents that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven days rather than three days, as is currently the case, has been described as a potential retrograde move for health and safety.
Clients have overall control of the work they commission and, as such, can and should influence how and when it happens.
Roy Tozer, a partner at law firm DLA Piper who worked on the Buncefield case for a number of years, gave a packed SHP Legal Arena an alternative view of the Buncefield investigation, arguing that there is a considerable amount of information about the case that ought to be in the public domain that isn't at present.
Prosecutions of individuals under sections 7, 36 and 37 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act are going up
For 70 years, the Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA) has represented the interests of plant-hire companies. With 80 per cent of plant in the UK hired, its members are major players in construction, says the CPA.
There is a huge problem in consistency in fire safety enforcement across England and Wales and a lack of guidance, but these issues could be remedied if fire safety was covered by the new Primary Authority scheme.
A draft model of accreditation for health and safety consultants is expected to be in place by the summer, with the potential for final recommendations to follow in the autumn, HSE chief executive Geoffrey Podger told delegates at the SHP Legal Arena today (13 May).
Do health and safety because you believe in it ﾖ not just because you have to comply with legislation. That was the rallying cry of HSE board member Judith Donovan CBE as she opened Safety & Health Expo 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham this morning (11 May).
Some company directors who are complying with the Institute of Directors' (IoD) and HSC's voluntary code on health and safety want the duties outlined within it to be put on a statutory footing so that their organisation does not lose out to rival firms that may not be complying.
Construction safety ﾖ is it working? Lincsafe's John Lacey posed this question at the Sperian round-table session at Safety & Health Expo today, adding that if the answer is 'no', then don't shoot the messenger!