Keynote Theatre

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Debate: Health and Safety prosecution of individuals
10:30 - 11:15
Health, Safety and Environment Lawyer
Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP
Turnstone Law

Our panel of expert specialist health & safety defence lawyers will discuss recent developments, including: 

  • The extent of health and safety criminal duties owed by individuals 
  • What's expected of me? 
  • Reduced thresholds for imprisonment for mainstream H&S offenses 
  • Anticipation of 8 years in jail as the starting point for most workplace cases of gross negligence manslaughter as from December 2018 
  • Disqualification of directors 
  • Some recent cases 
  • Practical tips to stay out of jail 
Panel discussion: Safety Differently
11:25 - 12:10
Head of Health, Safety and Environment
London Luton Airport
Head of Health, Safety, Security and Compliance
HS Director
Battersea Power Station Development Company
Head of Wellbeing, HS&E & Responsibility
Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser
Managing Director
Art of Work

• Overview of the Safety Differently philosophy – moving beyond compliance, removing bureaucracy and empowering people
• How to get the board to buy into Safety Differently – case study example from London Luton Airport
• How to get frontline staff to engage with Safety Differently – case study example from GEODIS
• Benefits of Safety Differently
• Limitations of Safety Differently

Introduction to London’s Air Ambulance and operational challenges
12:20 - 12:50
Chief Pilot
London’s Air Ambulance
Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer
London's Air Ambulance

- Role and function of London’s Air Ambulance in supporting London
- Operating challenges to London’s Air Ambulance in a congested city:
- Safety management system and just culture
- Training and team bandwidth

Inspirational keynote: Nicky Moffat CBE - The role of leaders in driving inclusive change
13:00 - 13:55
Formerly British Army’s highest ranking female officer

Nicky was the British Army’s highest ranking female officer, stepping down as Brigadier after 30 years in leadership roles.

Throughout her career, Nicky has led diverse groups in an organisation both steeped in tradition but subject to rapid and significant changes of policy, technology and resources. She has taken leading roles in administration, planning and training including instructing officers in
the art of leadership. She gives a perspective on the role of strong leadership in driving inclusive change and optimum performance.

As well as leadership, Nicky also addresses training, career development, and women in leadership roles and in organisations more generally. She advised Army Board members on the retention and progression of female talent and now offers practical advice for employers who are looking to attract, develop and retain diversity of talent.

Women in Health and Safety: Workshop on presenting with confidence and impact
14:00 - 14:50
Founder & Managing Director
The Healthy Work Company
Director and Curator

How do you present with confidence and impact? Speaking gives you an opportunity to connect, build a relationship and change the way your audience thinks. Being able to tell a story in a clear and compelling way is essential for your ideas to gain traction. In this workshop you will be able to gain insight into how to structure and deliver powerful presentations with confidence. How to deal with nerves and how to find your authentic style.

Following the workshop 6 women, who have already been selected, will have 3 minutes each to give a talk about something they feel passionate about in health and safety. This segement of the event is our brand new 'soapbox challenge'.

Finally, the incumbent committee Chairperson, Heather Beach, will introduce us to the new, 2018/19 committee and Chairperson. The new Chair will outline aims for the year ahead.

Women in Health and Safety is a network of people who support gender equality and want to see women flourish in our profession.

SHP debate: Safety culture - how does it impact on business improvement and risk?
15:00 - 15:55
Operations Director
SHEQ Manager
JSM Group
CDM Integration Manager
National Rail
Manager, Global HSE
Bristow Helicopters
Operations Director
OCAID Wellbeing

• Difference between proactive and reactive approaches
• How to make people feel questions and concerns will be taken seriously
• Behavioural safety days at Network Rail
• Using practical, interactive demonstrations to engage workers
• The importance of language and phrasing

Panel discussion: Effective accident investigations
16:00 - 16:55
Head of Human & Organisational Performance
HSE, Science Division
SHEQ Manager
Redhall Networks
Health and Safety Manager
The O2
Technical Director

• What to do in the case of an accident
• How to spend the first 24 hours
• Implications of not gathering information properly
• Preliminary and final reports – what to bear in mind
• Aligning communication policies for RIDDOR and press