AoC Annual Health and Safety Conference 2016
Date and location
Wednesday 4 May 2016, East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, University Park,
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RJ
2016 focus: Education and law, Counter-terrorism and Prevent duty, Occupational health guidance and The LOcHER project.
Long supported by HSE, the AoC Health and Safety Conference returns on 4 May and, as in the previous years, it has been shaped by feedback provided by college delegates.
Do you know what the programme highlights are?
- Are you responding to the challenge of increasing numbers of students and staff members with mental health conditions?
Hear from Carol Kirkham CMIOSH from Myerscough College on supporting mental health in FE.
Sadly, colleges are dealing with increasingly complex mental health issues. This session has been specifically designed to provide information on how colleges can manage these concerns successfully.
- HSE's Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LOcHER) Project: Do you know all the facts?
Join Dr. Bob Rajan, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety and Vice Chair SGUK, as he explains why your college needs to get behind this innovation for tackling work related ill-health.
The LOcHER Project's central theme is about tackling work-related ill health. However, its development and delivery are rooted in colleges because as part of teaching and apprenticeships funding requirements, colleges are required to develop "Learners' Function Skills.& Your students' contribution to the LOcHER Project will help them develop a number of transferable function skills. Learn the practicalities behind implementing LOcHER at your college by attending this interactive workshop run by HSE.
This interactive session will focus on the following topics:
- Facing and solving the challenges of embedding the LOcHER project,
- Encouraging the take up of the project.
- New sentencing guidelines now in force. Is your knowledge up-to-scratch?
Join the leading expert, Paul Verrico from Eversheds Solicitors, as he explains the key changes to legislation.
Described as the most dramatic change to health and safety legislation since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, it is important to realise that the stakes have been raised considerably with penalties expected to also rise considerably. It is of crucial importance then for colleges to consider increasing the profile of health and safety in their organisations and ensuring that their existing systems are robust
- And much more...
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