• The future of technology in health and safety, with case study examples
• Drones and the potential applications to remove risk for humans, including working at height inspections
• 'Skyfencing' and the future of site protection from unwanted drones
• VR programmes currently being used for confined space Training Courses
• Driverless cars
Ruby will address the importance of good mental health as well as tackling the problems of communication within businesses and organisations, especially for leaders. Combining psychological insights with her understanding of writing and performing, and of course humour, Ruby helps both individuals and groups understand how to create an open, honest culture that encourages and succeeds. A hilarious yet essential education not to be missed by responsible employers and employees alike.
During our session, we will provide:
• An overview of the inquest process, the powers of the Coroner and why you might become involved in an inquest.
• Guidance on strategy, including when to introduce legal representatives to the coroner and the implications of being granted interested person status.
• An overview of how you should guide witnesses throughout the inquest process.
• An insight into the wider implications of an inquest and the impact this has on regulatory and civil proceedings, policy coverage and liability for costs.
• Techniques to help you avoid future death reports being issued by the coroner.
• Techniques to deal with reputational issues and handling the media.
• An overview of what the future could hold including increased scrutiny through the Coroners Court; a push for greater regulation of the Coroners role and consideration of the right to appeal.
In the past year HSE has launched its Go Home Healthy microsite and social media presence, published far reaching plans to address occupational lung disease, MSDs and work-related stress, hosted three Summit events and generally raised its game on occupational health issues. Geoff Cox will be providing the background to these developments, reflecting on how well things have gone thus far, and giving an insider’s feel for what we can expect to see next.
Our expert panel will discuss the world’s first global occupational health and safety standard – ISO 45001. They will discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities this new standard presents and share the learnings that have come from those who are, or have implemented, this exciting new international standard. You will then get the chance to quiz the panel with a live Q&A session.
Should the health and safety profession be responsible for mental health? And is it right that health and safety professionals, events and media are focussing so much on stress and mental health, as opposed to other areas of core responsibilities? This panel will discuss the facts.
The group will concentrate on 4 main areas of discussion before opening it out to the audience.
· Is focussing on stress weakening the profession’s ability to deal with safety?
· What do the statistics show?
· What should we make of the high numbers of suicide in construction?
· Does the skillset of the health and safety professional lend itself to the issue?
For too long conferences have been awash with calls for the outside world to ‘get FM’. We know the impact FM can have on business, the economy and wider society; but is that message hitting home?
On 1 March BIFM announced its intention to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities management. It argues that the surge in recognition by organisations of the impact that physical environments have on their people’s performance is an opportunity for the FM profession to shine.
In this session Chris will assess that opportunity, exploring the steps required to take full advantage, the skills and insight the profession requires moving forward and the tools available to help.
- How often is a focus on wellbeing currently being included in design briefs?
- How do you represent wellbeing into designs? And what are the outcomes for workers?
- Examples of leading projects
Mental Health First Aid is the best-known training course available for companies who wish to start raising awareness and reducing stigma in their organisations. Before implementing it, you need to consider a number of factors such as how you will support MHFAiders. This session is brought to you from The Healthy Work Company who have trained organisations such as ITV, Mace, Allianz, Man Truck and Bus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Luton Airport,West Midland trains, mainly working with the Health and Safety Director on the strategy behind the sessions.
Human Factors is an applied science in which we strive to identify, understand and manage those things which influence our (human) performance at work for better or worse. Sometimes these factors are simple to identify and understand, but not always. There is usually more than one factor influencing our performance and there are many effective Human Factors techniques to help us understand and manage these. In this presentation, I’d like to consider how we have traditionally applied this science across industry and whether we can (and should) apply Human Factors in a more Human Focused style than before.
BRE and partners have commenced a long-term project “The Biophilic Office project” to grow and deepen the evidence base for health, wellbeing and productivity impacts of creating a restorative office environment. Alongside indoor environment the measurement of the physiological and psychological wellbeing of office occupants forms the evidence base to help understand the return on investment for office refurbishment using nature-inspired biophilic design. Does refurbishing with higher levels of occupant wellbeing in mind bring a greater return – in terms of business performance, reduced absenteeism and improved reported levels of wellness?
• Levels of sleeplessness across society and the rise in sleep disorders
• The link between sleep, health and performance
• The link between sleep and stress
• How to go about understanding the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in staff
• Interventions and solutions in the workplace
The session will outline the growing business case for occupational health and wellbeing programmes in business. Delegates will gain insight into how investments in health and wellbeing are providing organisations with competitive advantage and how IOSH is supporting organisation’s to implement leading practical steps to deliver ‘the healthy profit’.
Transitioning from a being hands-on FM to becoming a strategic manager of contractors to provide your FM services is not always easy. This smarter client programme from BIFM will help you to develop your strategic procurement and contract management skills - because if your service provider fails, you fail.
Using the new International Standard to improve FM quality - Stan Mitchell
Stan Mitchell, chair of the BSI FM Standards Committee and chair of KeyFM will help you take advantage of the new ISO standard to set the strategy for your procurement and then make sure you can use it step-by-step to run quality procurements and end up with quality services. He will also help you to cast yourself in the right role – managing service providers to deliver your organisational goals, not micro-managing them.
Choosing a supplier for win/win outcomes - Chris Jeffers or Liz Kentish
How to choose your supplier Working closely with your suppliers without getting in their way, setting clear and meaningful KPIs, building collaborative relationships and breaking down silos while sticking to the original price for the job sounds as if it requires Superman or Wonder Woman – Liz Kentish and Chris Jeffers will show you how you can Get Cape, Wear Cape – Manage.
How to assess and green light your suppliers’ ideas to achieve successful innovation – Anne Kinder or Gavin Ogg
The pressure is on to achieve cost savings without service reduction and that means innovation. But innovation can also bring risk. In this presentation, xxxx will take you step by step through the process for identifying possible routes to innovation, and assessing the options to deliver optimum value at lowest risk.
Must be pre-booked. To book: http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/events/view/4599
What will employees expect from their workplace by 2025?
Will there be an increase in non-traditional spaces, such as gyms?
What will be FMs' biggest challenge in managing workplaces of the future?
What role will sustainability play?
How is User Experience influencing workplace change? This session will centre on the growing focus of ‘Real Estate as a Service’, in particular the ‘User Experience’, with companies increasingly recognising that its people are at the heart of business.
With real case studies of brands who are applying CBRE’s wellness and experience initiatives, Head of Workplace Lewis Beck will touch on the role of data in measuring and realising tangible benefits to end users. What constitutes ‘success’ in the modern workplace (design, build and management), and what are the potential benefits, both financial and otherwise?
Probably the most vivid conversations held in Real Estate and Facility Management are around workplaces. Conversations range from how to define them to how to design them and how to assess their contribution to the business. As our society and economy digitises, new requirements on workplaces are being put forward. Effectively, part of the workplace is digitising itself. In this address we will discuss workplace trends and requirements we see trending and emerging.
This session will explore the following:
- The sources of threat & terrorist methodology
- The impact on the public and private sector companies/ organisations
- The implications for FMs and premises managers, and the expectations
- Terrorism and crime prevention
- Sources of support & information for FMs
- Education + information = Awareness
- Importance of policies, procedures/SOPs
- Staff training and awareness programmes
- Security Review/Survey/Audits
- Penetration testing
- Enhancing and upgrading security measures/procedures
- Contingency and emergency planning
- Review and re-educate
- Understanding business needs: Working together to determine what is critical for the business
- It’s not just about cost saving –but how can FMs do more and be more valuable to the core business?
- Technology – augmenting the human with technology to reduce cost.
- Asset Data – Capturing cost-effective, quality data to enable informed decisions regarding asset risk’
How to decide whether to move or refurb, looking at space utilisation?
What needs to be taken into consideration in the planning stage of a move or refurb?
What should you have on your move checklist?
Lessons learnt from moves & refurbs around the world
‘Circular office’ initiative and sustainability