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The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and Health and Safety at Work magazine are delighted to bring you another packed conference providing you with practical insights and solutions for your business.

This popular event, now in its 9th year will deliver seminars and informative content that will broaden your knowledge and understanding; the conference programme includes case studies and management techniques, as well as an in depth look at key legal updates and their expected impact.

Featuring a Q&A session with Richard Judge, Chief Executive of the HSE, this is an event not to be missed.

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Prices include VAT.

Group booking discount: Book 3 or more places and recive 20% off. Email for group bookings. 

Thursday, 11 February, 2016 - 09:00 - 16:30
The IET, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP, UK
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Event Date & Location

Registration and refreshments
Siobhan Donnelly, Chair - President, IIRSM
A welcome from the President of IIRSM and scene setting for the day
Richard Judge, Chief Executive, Health & Safety Executive
Keynote speech and Q&A session with the audience
Heather Bryant, UK H&S Director, Balfour Beatty
Heather will explore the hierarchy of controls and outline some of the actions Balfour Beatty have taken to raise understanding and engagement on health risk elimination and management
Refreshments and exhibition
Paul Simpson, Head of Quality, Network Rail
For those looking to develop their skills in risk management, Paul will discuss how to take difficult messages to busy executives and obtain their support. He will cover understanding key drivers for Boards and how to create compelling cases
Martin Tod, Chief Executive, Men's Health Forum
An overview of the issues affecting men's health and how they impact sickness levels in the UK. Including guidance on how employers can provide effective support to their employees
Lunch and exhibition
Steffan Groch, Chair, Health and Safety Lawyer's Association
Engaging and in-depth legal update, including key issues such as sentencing trends, how to deal with FFIs, managing risk and legal liability in the new landscape
Becky Lee, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Staffordshire County Council
An overview of Staffordshire County Council's wellbeing activities and the impact they have had on improving attendance and made savings of over £700,000 since implementation in 2012
Refreshments and exhibition
Dan Terry, Director of Leadership and Coaching, Hastam
Dan will give delegates an insight into the importance of face to face nonverbal communication and offer techniques to support objectives and assist with interview or investigation scenarios
Summary and close
Siobhan Donnelly, President, IIRSM

Siobhan Donelly has practiced in Northern Ireland as a solicitor for over 16 years during which time she was founder and senior partner in her own legal practice. She has worked with a wide range of private companies and public sector bodies providing advice on compliance with health and safety obligations along with assistance in the defence of health and safety prosecutions.

In 2000 Siobhan set up SRT Donnelly & Associates in order to concentrate on health and safety law. The company has provided advice to clients on a range of issues including the review of documentation to ensure safe systems and compatibility with future defence. The business is unique in providing advice to directors in the immediate aftermath of serious accidents and fatalities.

Dr Richard Judge, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive

Dr Richard Judge joined the Health and Safety Executive as Chief Executive in November 2014.

Richard joined the HSE from the Insolvency Service, where he was Inspector General and Chief Executive. This government agency provides a range of public services that deal with the impacts on individuals and businesses of insolvency. It also ensures the continuing integrity of Britain’s highly regarded insolvency regime through a range of regulatory, investigation and enforcement activities. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science), which he joined in 2007. Cefas is the government’s foremost source of evidence and expert advice relating to the marine environment. His earlier career spans the public and private sector in the UK and internationally, in the nuclear, rail and environmental markets.

Richard is qualified as a Chartered Director and has a professional background as a Chartered Engineer.

Heather Bryant, UK H&S Director, Balfour Beatty

Heather is Balfour Beatty’s UK H&S Director. She is responsible for a team of over 250 safety professionals across the UK and Ireland helping the company drive towards Zero Harm – zero accidents and ill-health caused by our work activities.

Heather joined Balfour Beatty from the Health and Safety Executive, the national independent regulator for work-related health and safety, in September 2014 where she was HM Chief Inspector of Construction responsible for strategy, policy and field operations across Great Britain.

Prior to this, Heather was the HSE Divisional Director responsible for all general field operations across London and the East and South East of England.

Paul Simpson, Head of Quality, Network Rail

Paul has a first degree in engineering and postgraduate qualifications in the fields of marketing and business as well as professional areas of auditing, health and safety and quality.

Currently working for the Network Certification Body as Business Development Manager (and previously as Senior Business Improvement Specialist) developing NCB Systems to meet accreditation requirements to operate as a Notified, Designated and Assessment Body under European Directive and UK Regulatory requirements. Paul works with customers and industry groups to develop services for the rail industry and promote NCB.

Paul led the CQI’s technical expertise for both staff and the membership and developed policies and articles on subjects related to the quality profession including regular pieces in the Institute’s Quality World magazine and QW Express.

Martin Todd, Chief Executive, Men’s Health Forum

Martin Tod has been Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum, the centre of excellence for men’s health policy and practice, since January 2013.

Before joining the forum, he worked for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, in a range of roles including Head of Strategy Development and Deputy Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns.

He previously worked in the corporate sector as UK Head of Brand & Marketing Communications for Vodafone and as a Marketing Director for Procter & Gamble. Martin is currently a city councillor in Winchester and a county councillor in Hampshire where he focuses on social care and public health issues. He has a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Steffan Groch, Chair, Health and Safety Lawyer's Association

Steffan qualified as a Solicitor in July 1995 and since that time, has advised companies, directors and managers in respect of a variety of health, safety and environment prosecutions brought by the Crown, Health and Safety Executive, Local Authorities and the Environment Agency.  Steffan, in conjunction with his team, advises proactively on health and safety systems and procedures, with a particular emphasis on crisis management, corporate manslaughter and corporate governance.

Steffan and his team have advised in countless headline HSE defence cases, including R v HTM, R v Porter, R v Lion Steel, R v Ward etc. The DWF Regulatory team pioneered a crisis response service which incorporates legal, media and employee counselling advice. 

Steffan has also made a strong impression in the market as Chair of the Health & Safety Lawyers' Association. Steffan speaks at various conferences nationally and has also recently been asked to contribute to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee on the proposed Sentencing guidelines. Steffan is commended as ‘Best in UK’ in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Becky Lee, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Staffordshire County Council

Becky the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager for Staffordshire County Council, holds a degree in law and post graduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety.   As an experienced leader and strong influencer she has a track record in service transformation. Becky has a broad range of experience having worked within the health and safety field for the last 17 years.  She has experience in the construction, retail, enforcement and the public sector and has held positions at both operational and leadership level. Becky has an engaging style and she works collaboratively and tactically within an organisation to implement pragmatic and effective solutions that offer return on investment.

In her current position Becky manages a multi disciplinary team of health and safety, occupational health, counselling and engineering professionals to deliver innovative and commercial services that have an impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of employees and the citizens of Staffordshire.

Dan Terry, Director of Leadership and Coaching, Hastam

Dan Terry Director of Leadership and Coaching & Principle Consultant with Hastam.

 Dan has over 20 years of industrial experience in the training, coaching and consultancy field, in countless industrial sectors concentrating predominately in safety leadership and cultural change engagements for clients both in the UK and overseas.

As a seasoned presenter, Dan is dynamic, energetic, and charismatic enough to captivate audiences of any size. His style is passionate, open, and authentic through a genuine caring, and determined approach. He has the ability to reach every member of the group with an engaging and inspiring message, and is a natural business connector.

Dan’s primary areas of work is designing, delivering new leadership and safety coaching programmes for his doctorate studies.