Agenda - Day 1
BSIF’s registered Safety Supplier Scheme exists to provide reassurance to users of PPE and Safety Equipment that products being offered are fit for their vital purpose. BSIF are calling on users to follow a simple process when specifying PPE and Safety Equipment. The process that will be outlined is simple and straightforward asking the market to follow three simple steps – Check – Select – Protect.
Stress Management is not one to be ignored and it is critical part of our DNA. As professionals in the field, we need to identify the different layers of ‘todays stresses’ and empower our workforce to seek support and educate within our company.
Adam will explore why PEEPs are important and how they have come into focus post Grenfell.
With many organisations now working remotely, or hybrid working between home and office, it is becoming increasingly challenging to manage workplace stress. In this presentation we will discuss the main causes of workplace stress, how to recognise signs of stress in your remote-working employees, and tips for prevention and reduction of stress.
Agenda - Day 2
To survive and thrive in these turbulent times, it is crucial that businesses put people alongside planet and profit. Through its Catch the Wave drive, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on employers to recognise this and harness the power of their people. And right at the heart of this are occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals.
Find out how OSH professionals are already leading the way and how they can continue to support businesses to protect their people and, in return, their futures.
It’s time toCatch the Wave with IOSH.
An H&S professional’s job is evolving in line with technological advancements – in protecting worker safety, mitigating against risk and promoting optimum behaviours to protect employees’ and contractors’ mental and physical health. To keep up with these changes and ensure that both short-term and long-term H&S priorities are being met, EHS software can revolutionise the workings of an organisation, subsequently proving not only life changing, but ultimately life saving.
Please join Toby South from Intelex to better understand what is required from H&S professionals in putting forward a successful proposition for EHS software in any organisation and get an insight into the tools and methods required to mitigate risk and ensure successful buy-in, implementation and uptake across any organisation.
In this session you will learn about:
- How to position a successful business case for EHS software internally Examples of successful EHS implementations
- The risks around buying software and the controls that can be put in place to mitigate them
- The cultural importance of uniting staff behind new software investment
MARTOR will make an interactive presentation to open peoples’ eyes to the importance of knives which allow every business to work smoothly. If you take knives out of most factories, warehouses and workshops they will grind to a stand still. Where knives are taken for granted then any old knife will do.
MARTOR want to prove this is extremely short-sighted, a knife is designed to cut and without proper attention to safety they risk injury and significant financial claims. MARTOR have a wide range of knives to cope with the multiple different cutting challenges in a business. In this presentation they will explain their 3 safety levels and how their free ‘Knife Risk Assessments’ can help decide the safest and most efficient knife for you. And, perhaps cheekily, they will share their Knife Bingo game designed to highlight and overcome the typical resistance to change on the shop floor.
This promises to be a very different session!
Only 24% of companies are providing line management training in supporting employee wellbeing and only 25% of professionals think managers within their organisations are confident and competent to spot the early warning signs of mental ill health. Line managers are often the ‘squeezed middle’.
They often have busy and demanding roles, with many different pressures and success measures to achieve. To add to this, many have not received any training or support on the people management side of their role, and therefore these responsibilities can prove challenging – especially if they are new to line management.
Considering the level of influence line managers can have on determining employee health, safety wellbeing and engagement, companies need to ensure that the line managers within their organisations have the tools, guidance and support channels to effectively provide support to those they manage. Research from Gallup found that people with a bad line manager had even worse wellbeing than those without jobs.
This session will consider the below:
- What wellbeing is, how it relates to health and safety, and why managing wellbeing is so important
- The managers role in managing wellbeing and the importance of managing their own wellbeing
- How Line Managers can support their team and organisation in respect of health, safety and wellbeing
Work-related stress is a priority health topic for HSE and features prominently within its Health and Work Strategy. Recognising the signs of stress and then taking action will help employers to take steps to prevent, reduce and manage stress in the workplace. This strong focus on worker health and safety, in turn, benefits organisational performance. This session is to raise awareness of the preventative measures that organisations can take to identify, reduce and manage work-related stress.