Scotland Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 - Hilton Glasgow Hotel, Glasgow

09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09:30 Welcome and introduction from the Chair
Errol Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive & Strategic Partnerships Director, RoSPA

09:35 Making a SPLASH! The next steps for health and safety in Scotland
Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, RoSPA and President of IOSH

Why partnership working in Scotland provides key pathways towards improvement, and taking ownership of challenges can reduce the pain that's often associated with health and safety delivery. The session will also look at terms of engagement, and how you can get involved with shaping the future.

10:05 The RoSPA inquiry into apprentices
Howard Fidderman, Freelance writer, and editor of Health and Safety Bulletin, National Committee

In December 2015, RoSPA's National Occupational Safety and Health Committee launched a consultation exercise as part of its inquiry into the health and safety arrangements for apprentices. Hear analysis of responses to the consultation and arrangements currently in place for apprentices. Find out what is working well and the "gaps" that need filling. Good practice tips will also be drawn from responses.

10:35 Powering Improvement: Human & Organisational Factors
Mike Leppard, SHE Adviser, Energy Networks Association

An overview of the industry's health and safety strategy and how behavioural safety issues are considered as part of an overall approach to health and safety management. Hear the importance of stakeholder partnerships in addressing this issue and include examples and programmes within the electricity industry.

11:05 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:25 Developing a Mentally Healthy Workplace – Standard Life's Journey
Eimear Stassin, Vivo Training Consultant, Standard Life
Lindsay Anderson, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Consultant, Standard Life

Join Standard Life in their journey to challenge corporate thinking; open up discussion on mental health and provide support to Staff Association Reps and Managers in supporting employees. Follow the process from the inception of an idea all the way to its implementation.

11:55 Safety Party! What is your vision?

Discuss the day's hot topics with speakers and share opinions to your fellow colleagues. Don't worry, you can also just listen and learn!

12:55 Lunch, refreshments and networking

13:55 Speaking up - accidents don't have to happen
Errol Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive & Strategic Partnerships Director, RoSPA

Reducing the burden of injury on the NHS in Scotland should be a core value for us all. Understand the real costs of unintentional injury on Society in Scotland. Each of us has a voice, so find out how you and your organisation can get involved in sharing experiences.

14:05 Health topic The European NEPSI Project: Consigning Silicosis to History
Martin Isles, Chairman, RoSPA's National Occupational Safety & Health Committee, UK

Respirable Crystalline Silica poses a significant occupational health risk to industry in Scotland. The European NEPSI project pulls together advice and guidance to help UK industry fast-track a coordinated approach to managing the associated hazards. Learn about the project and how its good practice advice can be implemented in your organisation.

14:35 Behavioural Safety in Health and Social Care
Tony Priest, Health and Safety Advisor, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, Winner of the Healthcare Services Sector

This presentation will give an insight into behaviour safety, with a focus on what drives people to act in the way they do. Discussions around how behaviours are observed and why sometimes, and often without our knowledge, we add into our minds what we thought we seen (selective association) and on the other hand what we don't see (selective attention).

15:05 Dealing with a serious incident in the workplace
Pinsent Mason

This session aims to show you what could happen to you and your organisation if a serious health and safety accident were to occur on your watch, and how best you can prepare for, and respond to such an incident. The issues raised in the role play scenario will include:

  • Performing post-incident investigations
  • Legal privilege
  • The risks posed by poorly drafted reports
  • Attending interviews under caution, and
  • Giving evidence as a witness at a trial

16:05 Closing remarks from the Chair

16:15 Conference close

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