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June 13, 2019

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Strategies for reducing accidents caused by ‘the human factor’: Lessons learnt from an ex-HSE inspector and expert witness’

As a former Inspector with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and over 16 years of insight, Melvin Sandell, Senior Consultant at Finch Consulting, has witnessed first-hand how the complex interactions between engineering, health, safety, and the environment can increase organisational risk.

That said, the increasing reliability of machinery, the need to adhere to stringent health and safety regulations and a rigorous routine of compliance inspections means that mitigating risk has shifted away from machinery based malfunctions towards those resulting from human factors.

Consequently, companies are now shifting some of their focus towards training and knowledge as a way to ensure there is greater control of the human factors that can influence the potential outcome.

Melvin will be speaking at Safety & Health Expo at 12.40pm in the Operational Excellence Theatre on 19 June and will enlighten atendees in many ways and help them understand how to ensure operators and managers are fully trained to understand the potential risks and are able to take steps to prevent them.

Using practical examples, Melvin will describe scenario’s where Finch’s team of engineers, ex-regulators and legal experts have helped companies mitigate risk and defend against investigations and prosecutions.

He will also describe training approaches that can be implemented to coach best practice and greater awareness of risk to management teams, machine operators and those with responsibility for workplace health & safety.

Visit Finch Consulting on Stand SH1858. To secure your free ticket, click on the link below.

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Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
4 years ago

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