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"Remove the Burden" - 2008 SOHSA Conference

The Annual SOHSA Conference 2008, to be held on the 14th October 2008, will focus on the common-sense approach to Occupational Health & Safety and features three themed sessions, each with a variety of exciting speakers and presentations. At only £75, this is a exciting and unique opportunity to hear from Health & Safety Professionals and Regulators as well as Legal and Insurance Experts to reduce the paperwork burden on your business and make your Health & Safety Systems more effective, whilst removing any short-falls that can lay hidden in safety management systems.

The first session, "you only know how good you are when it all goes wrong", will give examples of common short-falls and scenarios where systems fail - with examples from the insurance, regulator and legal perspectives. The second session "Building Foundations" will focus on the purpose of risk assessment, assessing where you stand and building solid foundations. The day will end with the third and final session "Selling & Communicating the Safety Message" - how to get your message across to all levels and achieve buy-in.

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Guest Speakers

Geoff Cox, Health and Safety Executive
Mike Cowburn, Sovereign Risk Solutions Ltd
Steffan Groch, DFW LLP
Chris Jerman, John Lewis plc
Duncan Spencer, Waitrose

Agenda for the Day

08:30  Registration & Coffee
09:30  Welcome Address - Mick Blunt, SOHSA Chairman

Session 1 | "When it all goes wrong"
Examples of common short-falls and scenarios where systems fail - from the regulator, insurance and legal viewpoints.

09:40  HSE Investigation & Advice - what you need to know! - Geoff Cox, Head of Operations (South West), HSE
10:40 
Defence Failures & Reducing Premiums - Mike Cowburn, Sovereign Risk Solutions Ltd

- Morning Tea & Coffee Break -

12:00  Common Pitfalls in Employer Liability Insurance - Steffan Groch, DFW LLP

- Buffet Lunch, Networking & Exhibition -

Session 2 | "Building Foundations"
The purpose of risk assessment, assessing your current standing and building solid foundations.

14:00  Chris Jerman, John Lewis plc

Session 3 | "Selling & Communicating the Safety Message"
Getting the Message Across - not only to the shopfloor, but how to obtain that critical management buy-in...

14:30  Duncan Spencer, Waitrose

15:20 Closing Address - Tim Hedland, SOHSA Vice Chairman

Location

Tapton Masonic Hall
Shore Lane, Fulwood, Sheffield, S10 3BU
Please click here for a google location map.

Booking your Place

Please contact Pat Howard, Treasurer, to book your place or discuss the conference further:
Tel: 0114 236 0854 | Email: conference@sohsa.org.uk

With Best Regards,

Philip Marsh

e-Newsletter sent by Philip Marsh on September 26 2008

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