RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum October 2022: Breakfast Networking Session
What are the Awards Excellence Forum Events?
Each entrant into the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards gains access to the Awards Excellence Forum – free of charge – which enables you to join any of our networking events throughout the year. These online events will provide you with access to a network of likeminded RoSPA Award entrants, offering support and sharing advice that can help with refining and improving your award entry and previous results, and also your safety management systems and career on a wider level.
Why attend the Awards Excellence Forum Events?
An estimated 2.3 million people around the world die from work-related accidents or diseases every year, which equates to more than 6,000 deaths every single day. In total, there are around 340 million occupational accidents, and 160million victims of work-related illnesses annually. Within the UK alone, work-related accidents and ill health translate to an estimated annual cost of £15billion.
Work-related accidents and ill health cause major disruption to business processes, negatively impact corporate reputation, can lead to major legal penalties, and have a lasting effect on the quality of life of the individual involved, their family, their friends and their colleagues. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
Our Awards Excellence Forum Events provide the opportunity to hear presentations from different organisations, which are in different stages in their RoSPA awards and safety journeys.
Where is it taking place?
This awards excellence forum will be taking place at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience in Castle Bromwich, which is based on the Jaguar Manufacturing Site that has been at the focal point of British engineering inspiration. The centre is a state-of-the-art event venue, and provides free car parking and Wi-Fi for all delegates. The full address is below, and instructions on how to get there will be provided upon booking confirmation:
The Jaguar Visitor Centre – Castle Bromwich
How to register?
The next RoSPA Awards Excellence Forum will take place Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience in Castle Bromwich. To book your place please click the link below:
08:30 – Registration
09:00 – Welcome from Chair – Dawn Francis Jones (Assistant Director – Health & Safety, South and City College Birmingham)
09:05 – “Strengthening your personal brand within your organisation and beyond” – Laura Aucott (Associate Director, HSE Recruitment)
In the current marketplace, personal and internal branding for Safety professionals has never been more important. How can you use the RoSPA Awards to elevate your brand and take the next step in your career?
09:35 – “Musculosketal Disorders in the Workplace” - Martin Haines (Chartered Physiotherapist and Biomechanics Coach, FLX Health/arco)
Musculosketal Disorders can cause pain and discomfort, often limiting and individuals day-to-day activities, and accounting for 40% of all sickness absence which in many cases, become long-term absences. These disorders can be caused by work-related injuries, and early intervention is key to effectively managing these. Hear the essential information you need to assess the causes and impacts, and put in place appropriate measures to manage Musculosketal Disorders in your workplace.”
09:55 – “Slips, Trips and Falls” – Craig McLaughlin (RSA), Matt Cryer (RoSPA) and Anna Hickman (Trent and Dove)
The workplace can be demanding enough without the worry of a slip, trip or fall causing injury to yourself, an employee, or a client. New research found that there is a worrying lack of awareness towards the dangers of workplace Slips, Trips and Falls and the significant impacts (both cost and time) that these incidents can have on businesses and their employees.
In this session:
- Hear about the new and emerging issues in this area and what you can do to help prevent a Slip, Trip or Fall.
- Find out all about where Slips, Trips and Falls are covered in the 2023 RoSPA Awards Question set – *NEW 2023 RoSPA Awards guidance*
- Learn more about RSA and RoSPA’s Fall Fighter Initiative and how this can be implemented
10:35 – Comfort Break
10:55 – “Crafting your 2023 Submission: Tips and Advice” – Matthew Cryer (Awards Standards Manager, RoSPA)
11:30 – “What’s Going Well” – Speakers TBC
Hear from our award winners who will share OSH challenges they face and how they are over coming them.
11:45 – Questions and Discussion with Speakers
11:55 – “More than just a membership” - Ben Tolhurst (Membership Manager, RoSPA)
12:00 – Close of Forum