RoSPA Scotland Safety and Health at Work Congress 2008

Leadership, Partnership, Progress
Glasgow Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, 24th September 2008


Wednesday 24th September - Strategy

Chair: Tom Mullarkey, Chief Executive, RoSPA

AM Session - Strengthening the team approach

10:00 Registration, exhibition and networking

10:30 Welcome by the Chair

10:35 Keynote Address
Danny Carrigan OBE
Chair, HSE Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland

11:05 Delivering health and safety within a Scottish context

Dr Paul Stollard
HSE Director Scotland

  • Targeting scarce resources
  • Priority sectors
  • Focusing on H&S management standards
  • Working in partnership

11.35 Sharing the safety vision: how to involve the whole workforce

Ian Tasker
Assistant Secretary, STUC

  • The evidence for workforceinvolvement
  • Combating negative stereotypes
  • Options for joint consultation
  • Strategic versus operational focus

12:00 Raising standards and enhancing competitiveness

Roger Bibbings
Occupational Safety Adviser, RoSPA

  • H&S – burden or benefit?
  • Costs to the UK economy
  • Building the business case
  • Options for enhanced incentives

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch, exhibition and networking

PM Session - Sharpening the focus on performance

13:45 Developing a wider view of performance: a high performance case study

Sandra Stewart
Managing Director, Stewart Solutions Ltd, and

Phil Beaumont
Professor of Employment Relations, University of Glasgow

  • Characteristics of the case study
  • Measures of performance
  • Dimensions of the business case
  • Drivers of high performance
  • Larger lessons from the case study

14:15 Assuring health and well-being

Dr Ewan McDonald
Head of the Healthy Working Lives Group, Director, Salus

  • Health and work – the evidence
  • Prevention, promotion and return to work
  • Personal versus corporate responsibilities
  • Getting access to advice and support

14:45 And what can happen if it all goes wrong?

Tom Stocker
Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

  • Investigation by the authorities
  • Corporate homicide, myths and realities
  • Health and safety offences
  • Penalties

15:15 Close

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