Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

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Ian joined Informa (formerly UBM) in 2018 as the Editor of Safety & Health Practitioner. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
August 19, 2018

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Webinar: Skills, leadership & diversity in health & safety, August 23

What is the ideal skillset of a health and safety professional? How diverse is health and safety?

Our latest webinar, which takes place on Thursday 23 August 11:00am to 12:00pm, talks about what makes a true leader. Why fully immersing yourself in a business will help you get your health & safety messages across and why it is important to match people to roles and sectors.

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The webinar will also cover:

  • Soft skills and technical experience and qualifications – Which is more important? Which is easier to train?
  • Who are the role models setting good examples at the moment?
  • How can health and safety professionals progress into general leadership positions?
  • What transferable skills and competences do those senior managerial positions need?
  • How is the role developing and what is the future of the health & safety professional?

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The Panel:

Anna Keen, Founder, Acre Frameworks

Anna Keen is founder and director of Acre Frameworks. Having spent more than a decade recruiting Health and Safety professionals across the globe, Anna is working in partnership with Acre to add value to their clients and the wider Health and Safety profession through the assessment and development of behavioural competencies in the profession.

Anna has worked with industry leaders to define the competencies critical for success in Health and Safety and creating the Acre Frameworks Competency Framework. The framework underpins a range of assessment and development offerings aimed at assisting individuals and teams to improve their performance and develop their careers.

Simon Bliss, MD, Principal People

Simon bought Principal People from the inspirational Frances Davies in 2010, and since then has been re-building the team after the challenges of the recession. The company has developed a leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in Health, Safety and Environment, whilst looking at new ways to engage candidates and provide clients with tangible differentiators such as video interviews and behavioural profiling.

The company has a true sector focus in construction, manufacturing, logistics, H&S consultancy, business services, and HSE executive search. It has also joined forces with the Juhler Group, which has the global presence of 40 offices throughout Europe and Asia, and is rolling out its services throughout the group. Simon’s role as Chief Operating Officer is to work with each country manager to develop their region to its full potential.

Jenny, McGrother, Director Health & Safety Services, University of Reading

Jenny McGrotherJenny has two decades of experience in health and safety. She worked in health and safety law-enforcement, as an Inspector at the UK’s Health & Safety Executive.

She then worked in Safety Management System design and went on to lead the ESH team in a high-hazard nuclear facility, before specialising in Process Safety.

She is now the Director of Health & Safety Services at the University of Reading, a research-intensive University with campuses in the UK, Malaysia and South Africa.

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Download: October 2019 Legislation Update

Although Brexit has made the legislative outlook uncertain, the need for health and safety compliance and best practice remains as clear as ever. Download this free legislation update to understand all the latest guidelines, laws and regulations. The eBook covers:

  • Health, Safety and Brexit;
  • HSE and Local Authorities;
  • The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices;
  • Drone safety – Air Navigation Amendment Order 2018;
  • Key cases in recent months;
  • and much more…
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Why is it that despite of some countries developing their SMS which are benchmarked with the ISO 18000 series, 14001 and 45001, it has been noted at a greater extent that employers from various sectors in African countries are getting free from these criminal offenses being committed. Its so worrying that the blame is slumped on individual victims even where HSWA Acts 1974 has seen to have been violated by these employers. Why can’t these laws be standardized internationally.