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June 2, 2015

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CDM 2015 – an opportunity and framework for improvement

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 effective solutions to risk and performance management

Speaker: Martin Cook – director, Turner & Townsend

As a consultant of some 25 years I have been privileged to discuss health, safety and wellbeing needs with a variety of clients and, regardless of the sector in which they operate, they fall into one of two camps.

The first type of client is generally seeking compliance alone, while the second wants much more than this because they recognise that good health, safety and wellbeing management is a business benefit. I have come to learn that an organisation’s level of maturity in this respect will define the route my conversation will take and, more importantly, the solutions it requires to improve.

At Turner & Townsend we have created a maturity model based on a three-stage principle that process alone will not deliver desired outcomes/compliance with legislation unless the staff operating that process display the correct behaviours. Further, the more mature organisations recognise that a fit and healthy workforce will perform, with the right behaviours, at a higher level, thus improving overall business performance through greater efficiency/productivity.

We have identified five key factors, which, when measured against the three stages of maturity, determine an organisation’s overall maturity in terms of its management of health, safety and well-being risk. We call these ‘enablers to success’, or, as some of my colleagues have come to say, ‘pillars of safety’.

By applying these five factors, or enablers to success, to the new CDM 2015 framework there is a significant opportunity to improve overall risk management, irrespective of the type of duty-holder you are.

To find out how the five enablers to success can help overall risk management within the CDM framework, please come to Safety & Health Expo, taking place from 16 to 18 June at ExCEL in London, where you can visit the Turner & Townsend stand, or attend my session at the IOSH/SHP Academy at 1.30pm on Thursday, 18 June.

I look forward to meeting you.

Martin Cook (2)Martin Cook is director at Turner & Townsend.

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