The UK’s fastest growing event in the sector, the 2016 Health and Safety Event offers access to a wealth of educational content, interactive forums and product manufacturers and service providers.
One of the major draws will be the educational experience that awaits visitors. The British Safety Council and The International Institute for Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) have organised an impressive panel of respected speakers for the event’s conference theatre.
• Rory Underwood, former England rugby international and ex-RAF pilot, will draw on his experience of flight safety to talk about behavioural safety.
• Kevin Myers, director general regulation, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), will outline the regulator’s current strategy and its future plans for maintaining and further improving the UK’s exemplary health and safety record.
• Clive Johnson from Land Securities will present on health in the construction industry, drawing on the ground-breaking work carried out by the Health in Construction Leadership Group.
• A Construction Competence Panel representing the client, the contractor and the regulator will debate the effectiveness of the current regime for determining competence in the construction industry, the key components in ensuring the selection of suitable contractors and the regulatory and financial consequences of getting it wrong.
In addition to the free conference and 200 exhibitor stands, The Health and Safety Event provides a platform for Four Features:
• Safety Dialogue: Visitors are urged to ‘join the debate’ and engage with a panel of leading authorities to discuss topical issues, including hearing protection and respiratory protective equipment.
• Safer Logistics: This theatre brings together a wealth of expert guidance and advice from leading industry bodies to examine the key safety challenges in warehousing and logistics.
• Education Pavilion: Supported by NEBOSH, this new dedicated feature will host an ‘Ask the Expert’ facility and provide visitors with direct access to educational advice and guidance.
• Lions' Lair: Also new for 2016, exhibitors will have five minutes to impress the expert judges with their pitches. The judges and live audience will then vote to determine which presentation is worthy of the Lions’ Lair crown.