Oct
2013
8

The 2013 Annual SOHSA Conference focused on the topic of Occupational Road Risk and included discussions over a whole range of health and safety aspects of driver safety from both the employers perspective - including both fleet and grey fleet management - and also from an employees perspective. The conference considered a whole range of circumstances from those driving as a major part of their job to those who only drive occasionally - and whether they use a company, pool or personal vehicle.

Sessions included a keynote address by Roger Bibbings of RoSPA, an update of HSE in Yorkshire and the Humber by John Rowe, of the Health and Safety Executive, case-studies and a range of expert speakers from both industry and regulation.

Information

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Amey
 
Approved Safety Products
 
Brake road safety charity
 
Deb safety products
License Bureau Ltd
 
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
 
Supporting Safety Groups UK
 
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Event Documents

Agenda

08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:30 Welcome Address Mark Wait
Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)
09:35 Opening Address Keynote Speaker
Roger Bibbings
Occupational Safety Adviser
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
09:35 HSE Update Keynote Speaker
Dr John Rowe
Head of Operations - Yorkshire and Humber
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
10:10 Fleet Management,
Case-Studies and Success Stories
Tracey Scarr
CSR Manager
Arval
11:10 Morning Break - Coffee, Networking and Exhibition
11:40 Implications of a
Road Traffic Accident
Perry Payne
Senior Fire Officer
Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
12:20 Case-study Ben Tranmer
Vice Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)
12:50 Lunch Break - Buffet, Tea, Coffee, Networking and Exhibition
13:50 Driving for Better Business,
Economy and Safety!
Dave Parkin
The Safer Roads Partnership - Lifewise
14:35 Legal Implications -
for both Drivers and Employers
Pauline Munro
Legal Director
Pinsent Masons LLP
15:20 Open Panel
Question and Answer Session
Mark Wait
Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)
15:20 Closing Address Mark Wait
Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)

Speaker Details

Mark Wait

Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)

Having worked in the engineering industry (specifically forging, machining and foundry industries) for 30 years, Mark naturally progressed into Health and Safety 10 years ago with the help of past chairman John Pearce and vice chairman, Tim Hedland. Mark is now the Group Health and Safety Manager at Special Steel Co Ltd in Sheffield. Mark also finds time to play the saxophone in a local band Benron with Seth Bennett from Radio Sheffield and is a keen ice hockey fan. He is as passionate for his local team the Sheffield Steelers as much as he is about Health and Safety.

Dr John Rowe

Head of Operations - Yorkshire and Humber
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Roger Bibbings, Occupational Safety Adviser, RoSPARoger Bibbings

Occupational Safety Adviser
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Roger Bibbings is RoSPA's occupational safety adviser. Prior to taking up this post in April 1994, he was, for 17 years, health and safety adviser at the Trades Union Congress where he worked closely with the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and Executive (HSE) and also with the European Commission (DGV).

Roger's role at RoSPA is to advise the Society on all matters associated with work related risk and to help it expand its contribution to the British 'health and safety system'. He contributes to RoSPA's occupational health and safety journals, helps organise the Society's annual Health and Safety Congresses and Awards, services its National Occupational Health and Safety Committee and has oversight of a number of RoSPA 'Key Issue' policy development projects.

As secretary of 'Safety Groups UK' he is also involved in re-energising the work of RoSPA affiliated Health and Safety Groups.

In 1990 he received the MBE for his services to occupational safety and health. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and has received the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award for services to health and safety. In 2006 he received the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Certificate. In 2011 he received the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tracey Scarr, CSR Manager, ArvalTracey Scarr

CSR Manager
Arval

Tracey has been with Arval for over 20 years, of which the last 9 years has been as Fleet Manager. At the start of this year her role expanded to become Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager - nooverseeing all of Arval's CSR activities.

Road safety matters at Arval - and that is why their CSR strategy includes ensuring that they remain focused on providing education and raising awareness of this important topic. Tracey's own passion for road safety was borne after attending one of Brake's Pledge 2 Drive Safely sessions back in 2005, a "life-changing day" she will never forget. Ever since, she has been promoting, training, teaching and speaking about driving safely to anyone that will listen and she wants to do all she can to inspire businesses to take road safety seriously and put in at the top of their CSR agenda.

Arval has done this now for many years, and knows that a truly sustainable safety campaign will change the safety culture of a company, improve positively individual’s behaviours and attitudes to road use, as well as deliver real financial savings to a businesses bottom line. Tracey's aim is to continue to raise awareness and educate those most at risk on our roads in order to continue to reduce the number of people affected by this unimaginable tragedy on a daily basis. She believes that "one small change can make a difference" and just wants everyone to do it.

Ben Tranmer

Vice Chairman
Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)

Ben is Health, Safety and Environment Manager at ALcontrol Laboratories in Rotherham. With a degree in Environmental Studies he began his working life at ALcontrol in 1998 in the environmental monitoring division working up chimney stacks.

Obtaining an NEBOSH General Certificate Ben was progressively promoted to group H&S Coordinator and SHE Officer roles. Recently achieving a Diploma in Environmental Management, Ben has qualified for IIRSM specialist membership and has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining ISO:14001 across ALcontrol.

Ben’s expertise lay in Working at Heights, COSHH, Legionella Management, Compressed Gases, Manual Handling and Environmental Management. Ben joined SOHSA in 2006 and was elected onto the committee in 2011.

Perry Payne

Senior Fire Officer
Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Perry has just retired having served 31 years as an operational fire officer in the Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. For the last 6 years he was a Group Manager in charge of a team with responsibility for Community Safety and Partnership working at both strategic and delivery level throughout the County. He has an extensive operational background having spent almost 25 years crewing fire appliances, 17 of them as the ‘officer in charge of the watch’. As such, he was responsible for the initial risk assessment of incidents upon arrival as the first attendance, the decision as to the tactical approach for the incident, the safe deployment of personnel and the safe management of the scene. As a group Manager he was responsible for the command and control of larger incidents ensuring safe systems of work and tactical plans.

Perry is a qualified Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Instructor which enables him to teach operational crews the most efficient and effective methods for the extrication of entrapped casualties in vehicles and dealing with RTC’s has formed a very significant part of his career. It’s perhaps not too widely known that the Fire Service nationally rescue many more people from RTC’s than they do fire’s, and for Perry this has very much proved to be true throughout his service. He also chaired the very successful Wiltshire and Swindon Road Safety Delivery Group which involves all of the County’s road safety professionals to facilitate a cohesive approach the delivery of the County wide road safety strategic plan and associated control strategy.

Dave Parkin, Safer Roads Partnership - LifewiseDave Parkin

Safer Roads Partnership - Lifewise

Dave qualified as an approved driving instructor in 1994. Initially he worked with a local driving school where he gained experience, and after a short time became involved in instructor training.

In 2000 Dave started his own driving school which he ran until 2006. During this time, apart from teaching learner drivers he became fleet registered and did work for a local authority, delivering the in car elements of the National Driver Improvement Scheme, speed awareness and environment courses. He then moved on to deliver the classroom parts of these courses. Dave also delivered training on behalf of PTT (a training consultancy).  This involved classroom delivery and in-vehicle assessments.

In 2006 Dave wound down his driving school to join a national Driving School. He was responsible for recruiting, training and the management of their ADIs, overseeing quality and instructional standards. Dave helped to develop and delivered instructor training courses at Cranfield University. He also delivered skid avoidance training at Driving Camp in Vienna, Austria.

In 2008 Dave was promoted to Director and was responsible for the development and roll out of the BTEC in Driving Science. He was also the primary point of contact for their BTEC project along with other commercial and Local Government projects.

His current role, as a Director with eDriving Solutions, is related to assisting organisations to reduce the environmental impact of vehicle use.  

Pauline Munro

Legal Director
Pinsent Masons LLP

Pauline is a Legal Director and specialises in large-scale commercial disputes, particularly those relating to product safety and product liability claims and in providing advice and representation to clients in regulatory matters.

Pauline is an experienced advocate representing clients in courts and tribunals. She has obtained injunctive and emergency remedies on behalf of a number of clients and acts as a court appointed supervisor of search and seize orders.

Pauline advises clients on contentious and non-contentious health and safety matters, food safety and trading standards matters. She provides training on topics such as contract law, effective customer complaints management, product liability, director's liabilities, food safety and health and safety.

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