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UK North West Safety Conference

Graham Marshall - Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wednesday 18th September 2013 will mark the 56th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition in the UK.

Titled "Live and Not Die" – Towards a Healthier Working Environment, the conference will be held at the Barton Grange Hotel and Conference Centre outside Preston, Lancashire (PR3 5AA).

The conference targets OHS issues and subjects covered will include Health Surveillance, Skin, Breathing, Musculoskeletal issues, a General Physicians aspect and Legal Issues.

There will also be a concurrent  mini exhibition with the Conference attended by leading suppliers to the industry.

Dr David Sowerby will Chair the Conference and provide a Keynote address ‘The Challenges posed by Occupational Ill Health’

An ex HSE Inspector, Paul Beaumont, will provide details of the recently launched Health Surveillance section of the HSE website.

Further information and booking is available from Cathy Nixon (tel: 0161 485 8102).

Asset Integrity Summit Aberdeen

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Asset Integrity Summit will take place this year between 30th September and 2nd October, in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (venue TBA)

With most platforms in the North Sea nearing the end of their lifecycles, implementing a robust asset integrity programme is crucial for companies operating in the region.

With new guide lines to encourage international standardization, oil and gas operators in the North Sea are under increasing pressure to demonstrate best industry practices.

In response to these challanges, the 8th Annual Asset Integrity Management Summit Aberdeen, will be attended by senior asset managers, corrosion specialists, maintenance professionals, process safety and HSE specialists  along with asset and offshore installation managers from oil and gas operators.

Join asset integrity specialists in Aberdeen to:

+   Explore maintenance and inspection strategies;

+   Gain insight into strategies for employee competency management that can be implemented to improve the effectiveness of risk reducing programmes through training and internal communication

+   Attend the Human Factors Focus Day highlighting how to minimize human failures;
+   Check-out the case studies from leading solution and sevice providers on asset risk management;

+   Compare key corrosion solutions, treatments, and strategies that prevent hydrocarbon releases; and

+   Learn how to effectively extend the life of mature assets from leading regional case studies.

APPEA National Safety Conference 2013

Graham Marshall - Monday, June 17, 2013

This year's APPEA National Safety Conference is scheduled for Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th August 2013.

It will take place at the Crown Perth, Burswood, Western Australia. 

The APPEA National Safety Conference is the Australian energy sectors premier safety conference

It provides an essential forum for the industry to share knowledge, learning, and expertise.

The theme for the 2013 Conference is "Protecting your team: who are you responsible for"?

Keynote speakers including Professor Sidney Dekker from Griffith University in Queensland.

Professor Dekker is acclaimed worldwide for his ground breaking work in human factors and safety.

There will also be international speakers from the UK and BP on global work post Macondo and on process safety.
The program promises to be relevant and informative to a wide range of people with an interest in health and safety in the oil and gas industry.

Protecting your team APPEA HSE Forum

Graham Marshall - Sunday, June 09, 2013

The APPEA Health and Safety Representative' Forum will be held at the Perth Crown, Burswood, Western Australia on Monday 5 August 2013.

The forum leads into the APPEA National Oil & Gas Safety Conference over following days.

This is the only safety forum in Australia specifically programmed for the oil and gas HSRs.

All HSRs and safety personnel in the Australian oil and gas industry are invited to attend the 2013 Forum.

The Forum provides a great opportunity for HSRs from  the Australian energy sector to network, develop skills and share workplace experiences, issues and solutions.

This day will assist HSRs and the workforce to perform their role effectively and contribute to improved safety and health performance.

The Risk Tool Box encourages oil and gas operators and employers to promote attendance of their HSRs and safety workforce.

Safety on the Edge Conference

Graham Marshall - Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Safety on the Edge Conference is a three-city conference program taking place in June and July in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane in Australia.

Melbourne - 27-28 June, Hilton on the Park

Perth - 3-4 July, Hyatt Regency.

Brisbane - 8-9 July, Hilton Hotel.

Speakers include Profesors'  Sydney Dekker and John Adams, Dr Todd Conklin and Dr Rob Robson.

For further information about the Conference and for bookings, call 08 9335 3303.

Health at Work Summit

Graham Marshall - Saturday, May 11, 2013

A recent survey shows that the UK was among the 10 worst performing countries for employee well being.

And UK work places are reportedly not doing enough to support employee health. 

But the evidence shows that healthy workers are more productive and that even a small investment into the health of your employees can pay big dividends.

On those themes, the 8th Annual Health @ Work Summit is to be held this year on Thursday 20th June 2013 at the CTT Venue in Canary Wharf in London.

Billed as the conference event to help you understand how to deliver a healthier workforce to improve your bottom line.

Confirmed speakers include:

Harrods – Priscilla Corrigan, Occupational Health Manager;

PwC – Sally Evans, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Well being;

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service – Alison Sydenham, HR Policy Officer;

Tesco – Susan Carty, Head of Health and Wellbeing;

British Airway – Mark Popplestone, Consultant Occupational Physician;

BT Technology, Service & Operations – Steve Exall, HR Employee Relations Manager;

EON – Louise Boston, Occupational Health Manager; and

GlaxoSmithKline – Robert Manson, Director, Occupational Health.

For conference bookings, telephone 020 7231 5100.

UK Safety and Health Expo 2013

Graham Marshall - Friday, May 10, 2013
Safety and Health Expo 2013 is taking place next week on 14 - 16 May 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham.

It runs alongside the Facilities Show, FIREX International, and IFSEC.

A highlight will be hearing the views of Judith Hackett, Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive.

WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy Safety and Health Conference 2013

Graham Marshall - Friday, March 29, 2013

Western Australia’s Chamber of Minerals And Energy (CME) is holding its annual CME Safety and Health Conference on the 8th to 9th April 2013.

The Conference champions workplace safety and health initiatives through presentations, workshops and the annual Safety & Health Innovation Awards.

The CME Health and Safety Conference is one of Australia’s most important and multi-faceted national conferences on Workplace Health and Safety in the resources sector.

Conference workshops will be made up of ‘streams’ that are to be relevant to CME’s Industry Vision, which aims to ensure ‘everyone in the industry understands and is trained to manage the inherent risks and hazards’.

For the 2013 conference, the workshop streams are – Health, Technical, and Roles & Accountability.

For further information, contact Jasmin Slingsby,  Manager, Events and Communications on + 61 8 9220 8509.

Piper 25 Conference in Aberdeen, 18-20 June 2013

Graham Marshall - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Oil and Gas UK are holding a major offshore safety conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.

Lord Cullen - who chaired the public inquiry into the disaster - has been confirmed as the keynote speaker, and HSE's Judith Hackitt and Steve Walker will also participate.

The Piper 25 Conference is designed to reflect, review, reinforce and re-energize safety efforts in the oil industry.

The three-day event is to be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 18 to 20 June 2013.

It is aimed at bringing together people from across the oil and gas industry to reflect on the lessons learnt from the tragedy, review how far offshore safety has evolved since and to reinforce industry commitment to continuous improvement.

With Piper Alpha as a central theme, the conference will also explore broader safety issues and will feature high profile international speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The full conference agenda will be announced in due course with the three days comprising of both plenary and parallel sessions allowing delegates to tailor their individual programmes to their own areas of expertise and interest.

Lord Cullen's report made 106 recommendations which have since transformed the way safety is managed offshore - to the point where the UK regime is now regarded as a global exemplar.

APPEA Conference Brisbane 2013

Graham Marshall - Thursday, January 31, 2013

The APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2013 is set to be bigger and better than ever and taking place this year in Brisbane from 26th to 29th May.

APPEA are billing the conference as the key event where 'the world meets Australian oil and gas'.

So mark it in your diary for 26-29 May.

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