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The British Safety Council, the educational partner of Health & Safety North 2016, has prepared a comprehensive seminar programme for the event that will return to the Bolton Arena on 12 and 13 October. This year, it will include two interactive workshops that will give participants ‘hands-on involvement’ in the sessions.

Health & Safety North 2016 is a two-day event, held at the Bolton Arena on 12 – 13 October 2016. It is centred on an exhibition that includes a free-to-attend seminar programme curated by the British Safety Council. It is an opportunity for leading trade bodies, manufacturers, distributors, training providers and consultants in the health and safety sector to showcase their expertise and services.

The British Safety Council’s seminar programme provides a platform for local business owners and managers in the North West to hear from and engage with leading experts in health and safety and network with a range of practitioners and business managers.

The highlight of this year’s programme will be two interactive workshops that will give the delegates experience of managing a stressful situation in ‘real-life’ scenarios where positive health and safety behaviour is required.

On 12 October, Harry Gallagher and Shaun Curry, from training providers Macnaughton McGregor, will be hosting a scenario-based session, during which participants will be informed about a serious incident and presented with an ‘active’ scenario in which they can take part. The audience will get the opportunity to question both individuals, influence their behaviour and ultimately change the potential outcome of the situation.

In the second interactive workshop, held on the 13th October, Mark Davies, managing director at consultancy 7Futures, will draw on his experience of working with elite performers, sports personalities and the military, by demonstrating how to manage stressful situations without compromising people’s health and wellbeing.

The British Safety Council’s seminar programme will also include an update from Zoe Betts, a criminal regulatory lawyer from legal firm Pinsent Masons LLP, who will assess the Sentencing Council guidelines for health and safety offences and the impact of increased fines on the industry.

HSE’s fee for intervention (FFI) is another highly topical issue for the industry. Kevin Bridges and Gareth McManus, partner and associate at legal firm Pinsent Masons LLP, will advise businesses on how they can prepare for a visit from a HSE inspector and when the HSE inspector can charge a fee for their engagement.

Louise Ward, Policy and Standards Director at the British Safety Council, who will chair the seminar programme, said: “We hope that this year’s varied and comprehensive programme will give the participants an opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the leading industry practitioners and advisors and that they will enjoy the experience of solving real life health and safety dilemmas.”

The British Safety Council will also be exhibiting at the event and it welcomes its industry partners and all visitors to its stand number E2.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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