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Implementing change and innovation in work at height

Date and venue:
Thursday, 13 October 2016

Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR. www.welcometoimago.com

Delivered by:
The Access Industry Forum (AIF): The forum for eleven of the leading trade associations and federations involved in access and work at height.

www.accessindustryforum.org.uk

  • Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS)
  • British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)
  • Edge Protection Federation (EPF)
  • Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET)
  • International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
  • Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA)
  • Ladder Association (LA)
  • National Access and Scaffolding Association (NASC)
  • Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA)
  • Specialist Access Engineering and maintenance Association (SAEMA)
  • Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA)

Supported by:

  • Association for Project Safety (APS)
  • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • Hire Association Europe (HAE)

Introduction:
The first ever national, one-day conference dedicated to this specialist activity, Implementing change and innovation in work at height signposted, examined and evaluated the latest thinking and developments in a sector that remains the single biggest cause of accidents and fatalities in the UK workplace.

The Speakers:
The Forum brought together a commanding line-up of speakers who are recognised experts in their respective fields – from industry, trade and professional bodies, academia and the professions. Their breadth of knowledge and expertise is unparalleled.

Programme:
08.00-09.30 Welcome and registration
09.30-09.40

 

Introduction

Peter Bennett, Chairman
Access Industry Forum (AIF)

09.40-10.15

 

Keynote presentation

Philip White
Head, Operational Policy & Strategy
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

10.15-10.40

 

Designing for access and the need for early engagement

Paul Bussey
Technical Consultant
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Architects

10.40-11.05

 

The CDM Regulations 2015 and work at height

Barney Green
Technical Advisor, Work at Height
Association for Project Safety (APS)

11.05-11.30

 

Tea and coffee break

Opportunity to visit AIF stands

11.30-11.55

When duty holders fail to do their duty

Steffan Groch
Head of Regulatory, DWF Solicitors
& Chair, Health and Safety Lawyers Association

11.55-12.20

Height safety: We’re safer together

John Dunne
Group HSQE Director
Wates Group

12.20-13.30

 

Lunch

Opportunity to visit AIF stands

13.30-13.55

 

A behavioural approach to work at height

Prof. Tim Marsh
Consulting Professor
RyderMarsh OCAID

13.55-14.20

Panel discussion: Getting falls from height reporting right

-Peter Bennett, Ladder Association
-Chris Wraith, IPAF
-Tony Seddon, FASET

14.20-14.45

Myths and misconceptions: Separating fact from fiction when working at height

Dr Shaun Lundy
Interim Chair, HSE Myth Buster’s Panel
Academic Portfolio Leader
Department of Built Environment
University of Greenwich

14.45-15.15

 

Tea and coffee break

Opportunity to visit AIF stands

15.15-15.40

Developing competency: The role of technology and eLearning

Dr Michele Milner
Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
University of East London

15.40-16.05

 

The journey to an injury free environment

Dylan Roberts
Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Skanska UK

16.05-16.30

 

Open forum

Conference Q&A session

16.30

 Conference ends

 

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