CULTURE CHANGE, IT’S ALL ABOUT TICKING THE RIGHT BOXES…
NOT BOX TICKING
TUESDAY 22ND MAY 2018
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MK DONS STADIUM, MILTON KEYNES
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST RECEPTION, REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION VIEWING
EHS LEAD EMEA
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
FACILITATOR’S OPENING REMARKS
MARTIN CARTER ASSOCIATES
9:10 AM – 9:50 AM
SLAYING SHE’S DRAGONS
Could it be that, like dragons, it’s time to consign some of SHE’s legends to the realm of myth and folklore? What does it mean to say that safety is your number one priority? What difference does it really make whether SHE is a core value or not? … And what the heck is safety culture anyway?
Martin will encourage us to critically examine some SHE folklore and challenge us to separate the facts from the compelling fiction.
JUST DRAMA BASED TRAINING LTD
9:50 AM – 10:50 AM
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT THE WAY WE DO THINGS ROUND HERE?
‘Bringing to life’ the challenges, decisions and choices we make on SHE. In real life when an accident happens the best we can do is put processes & procedures in place to prevent something similar happening in the future.
Using interactive drama devices, we can go back in time and analyse the choices we do and can make when faced with risk. Depending on the choices we make and how we perceive the risk we could, and can change the outcome and prevent or minimise the level of incident.
Delegates are given a chance to see who was involved and what behaviours & mind-sets contributed to an incident occurring, by watching a scene played out ‘live’ in front of them.
Utilising the Just interactive drama process – delegates are given the opportunity to challenge and change the behaviour of one or more of the protagonists.
By practising skills of open ended questioning, active listening and demonstrating a genuine culture of care and concern for others; delegates will have the opportunity to prevent an incident from occurring and will be encouraged to transport this learning back into the workplace.
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
REFRESHMENTS & EXHIBITION VIEWING
EHS LEAD EMEA
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM
STRESS – WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS?
Back in 1998 Dawn worked as the Health and Safety Office for Egg.com, the first internet bank. The bank was a large call centre with majority of the staff having to deal with customers, of which some were irate. Cases of stress were rising and there was a growing need to raise the awareness of stress in the work place.
As a result of this Dawn wrote a Stress Awareness procedure and training, which was rolled out to all employees in the bank. But what has changed with regards to stress over the last 20 years? Are we talking more about mental illnesses or is it still a taboo subject? Dawn will outline the struggles she faced back in 1998 and where she believes we are today.
SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM
BOTTOM-UP THINKING …THE ONLY WAY TO GROW
John was a firefighter before PTSD and the suicides of two colleagues persuaded him to create a realistic solution for the future. With post-9/11 experience with New York’s police officers and application of two evidence-based techniques John contradicts the ‘top-down’ expert-led model aimed at symptom reduction with a ‘bottom-up’ experience-led model aimed at growth, and within a health and safety framework.
This approach saw John lead the crisis response for the Metropolitan Police Service following the 2017 terrorist attacks and Grenfell Tower fire. A positive return to duty was reported overall with no sickness absence or PTSD related to the critical incidents. A peer-support approach showing superior outcomes to an expert-clinical approach for post-traumatic stress will be discussed.
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM
BUFFET LUNCH & EXHIBITION VIEWING
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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GROUP HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT & SECURITY DIRECTOR
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
MAKING THE SAFE WAY THE SIMPLE WAY
James has been involved in leading and transforming global HSES programmes for over 20 years.
His focus is on making safety simple, risk-focused and engaging.
- If we want to improve, we need to simplify and reduce processes
- SHE … We need to ‘learn to let go’ and empower local ownership
- Simplification is key to fostering local innovation and employee engagement
FISHER SCOGGINS WATERS LLP SOLICITORS
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
PROHIBITION AND IMPROVEMENT NOTICES – WHERE NOW?
For the past several years there has been a conflict between rulings at appellate level in England and Scotland over the approach to be taken by courts when hearing appeals against prohibition and improvement notices issued by the HSE. In February 2018 the Supreme Court resolved that conflict in favour of the employer with its ruling in HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd.
Mark Scoggins reviews the decision in Chevron and gives his take on the implications for future enforcement action and appeals against enforcement notices. Though Chevron turned solely on the admissibility of evidence coming to light after service of a notice, he will look at wider considerations: the effect of a decision to mount no challenge by way of appeal to an employment tribunal; the admissibility in evidence on criminal prosecution of a notice which has been left unchallenged; the evidential value of a failed appeal; the importance of swift action to present a cogent defence when a notice is threatened or served; and the prospects that HSE may change its established practices as a consequence of the Supreme Court’s judgment.
EHS LEAD EMEA
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM
FACILITATOR’S CLOSING REMARKS