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Human factors application in major hazard industries @ Ardoe House
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Attending this biennial two-day event will deliver essential learning and sharing of good practice, to equip you with a broader understanding of the fundamental processes required to ensure high performance through human and organisational factors.

The programme brings together experts in the field of human factors, to deliver talks and case studies that explore the practical application of human factors in the management of major accident hazards (MAH) for the energy and allied process industries.

CIEHF members get a substantial discount off the standard non-member rates. Download the booking form and follow the instructions in the members portal to claim your discount.

Leadership and Management in Safety Culture @ Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
Oct 8 all-day

The SaRS2015: Leadership and Management in Safety Culture conference will bring together experts on leadership, management and safety culture for various industries including aerospace, nuclear, oil and gas and human factor along with academia and a Health and Safety view, in an interactive workshop environment including presentations, panel discussions and a workshop session.

A positive safety culture is a place where things get done with safety as a core value. In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety, therefore communicating safety is high on the agenda. A safety culture starts with leadership; leadership drives culture, which in turn drives behaviour. Management support encourages accountability and the recognition that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

If this is the case, why, then, is leadership and safety culture critiqued in so many investigation reports? How does leadership and safety culture work cross-industry? What management systems and practices are in place in high-hazard industries in order to ensure positive safety culture?

Keynote speaker Air Marshal Sir Barry Thornton KCB will lead the conference on the theme of ‘Positive Safety Culture’, along with other speakers from a range of high hazard industry sectors.

This conference will be the ideal forum to learn lessons from other high hazard industries and also network with like-minded professionals. As with all of the Safety and Reliability Society’s events, all safety/reliability practitioners are welcome.

London & South East Regional Group meeting @ AECOM, MidCity Place
Oct 8 @ 17:30 – 21:00

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Getting people to stand and move around at work – what works? – A 2015 review of the evidence.

Tim Hunter, Director, Fluto Ltd
The first part of the talk will provide a brief overview of some of the recent headline studies on inactivity at work. This will be followed by a discussion of some evidence based interventions designed to get people to stand and move around more at work. The presentation will finish with a summary of clinical take home messages and preview some exciting new innovations coming to the field.

There will be an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from various industries in the south east at this free event. It is CPD eligible and is highly recommended for people who are keen to advance their careers by networking with peers and keeping up to date with the latest research. Book your free place here.


Scottish Regional Group event @ School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Oct 8 @ 18:30 – 20:00

The Intelligent Transportation System on the New Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing, due to open in late 2016, forms the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the important Forth Crossing transport corridor. Once completed the structure will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. However the scheme is much larger than the bridge alone with a 13.7mile (22km) footprint that includes the creation of a ‘managed motorway’ through the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to assist in regulating the flow of traffic approaching and crossing the Forth.

IBI Group form part of the design team for the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortia and are responsible for the delivery of the full Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategy and detailed design for all aspects of the ITS equipment and systems for the new crossing. Services include the production of detailed designs and associated documentation to cover the ITS Equipment Layout, IP Network Design and Termination Detail, and Power Design and Termination Detail.

Paul Maitland and Aaron Brown from the IBI Group will discuss the outline scheme design, ITS Equipment and operational management that is being provided as part of the new crossing and how these are planned to be used to provide a better customer experience. They will also discuss the Active and Passive IP Infrastructure that is being provided as part of the overall network enhancements.

This event is organised by the BCS Interaction Group in conjunction with the CIEHF’s Scottish Regional Group.

Click here to contact the organisers and to book.

Road Safety @ Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

ARSC2015, the Australasian Road Safety Conference, is a joint initiative of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), Austroads, and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). It is the result of a successful merger of Australasia’s two leading road safety conferences: the Australasian College of Road Safety Conference, and the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (RSRPE).

With a theme of “Taking Action Together”, the Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of road and transport safety including research, teaching, practice and policy. Presenting the latest research, programs and developments in the field, ARSC2015 will feature a strong program of national and international keynote speakers, discussion groups , oral and poster presentations, workshops and symposia.

The conference is expected to attract over 400 delegates including professionals, researchers, practitioners, community leaders, policy-makers and students working in the very wide range of portfolios and industries who impact on improving road safety outcomes. This includes: infrastructure construction and maintenance; behavioural science; education and training; emergency services; engineering and new technology; health and rehabilitation; police, justice and law enforcement; local, state and federal governments; communications; traffic management; and vehicle safety industries. The conference will cover the safety issues identified in the five pillars of action set out by the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety. They are Road Safety Management, Infrastructure, Safe Vehicles, User Behaviour, and Post Crash Care.

The call for abstracts has now opened and will close on 30 April 2015. See http://australasianroadsafetyconference.com.au/abstracts/ for details.

Occupational Health Awareness Day @ Assembly Hall, Town Hall
Oct 15 all-day

Investing in employee health is vital. Firstly, hazards in the workplace that can damage health – like chemicals, dust fume, noise and vibration or just bad posture – need to be properly controlled. Some workers who do safety critical work may need health screening. People with special health needs, for example, following return to work after injury or illness, need help and support.

The workplace is also a great place to help people improve their lifestyles, for example, by providing advice and information on issues like diet and exercise, alcohol and substance misuse, smoking cessation and early access to health screening.

To highlight health risks at work and to show how employers can not only stay within the current legislation but also invest sensibly in improving employee health, HHSG, supported by Herefordshire Council and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, is organising an all day event in Hereford Town Hall on 15th October between 09:00 – 16:00.

Members and others who are interested, may attend throughout the day and listen to speakers, take part in topic table discussions and view exhibits designed to help them make better occupational health choices in the workplace.

The Herefordshire Health and Safety Group is a voluntary association of just under 100 companies in the county whose aim is to raise awareness of occupational health and safety issues and to provide networking opportunities and signposting to sources of help and support.

Understanding Small Enterprises
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Understanding Small Enterprises (USE2015) Conference: A Healthy Working Life in a Healthy Business. Small businesses form the backbone of most economies and are attracting increased interest from academics, practitioners, consultants, social partners, government officials, and policy makers. In recent years it has become more and more clear that SMEs are a different breed from large companies, which are the normal subject of business and entrepreneurial research: an SME is not a small big firm.

Demographics dictate that able employees will be at a premium in the future global economy and that keeping them fit and healthy will be a prerequisite for sustained business success. This holds even more true for small companies as they typically lag behind large companies as attractors of talented employees. This leads to the main conference theme: “a healthy working life in a healthy business”.

One of the characteristics of a small business is its interconnectedness with its environment: customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and the communities in which it resides. A small business is more dependent on others in the network in which it operates than a big firm which might be more inclined to dictate its environment. The networked nature of small businesses gives rise to the subtheme of USE2015: Globalisation of SMEs and Corporate Social Responsibility.

For more details, visit www.useconference.com.

North East Regional Group meeting @ ABB Consulting Offices
Oct 22 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Now we are the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors it’s a good time to get together and see what we want out of our local group.

18:30 Introductions / Updates
18:45 Presentation: Regional Ergonomics and HF Strategy – Steve Barraclough/Tina Worthy (CIEHF)
19:15 Forward Plan for NE Group: A round table discussion to examine what people want from the NE group and what we should be planning for next year.
20:00 Curry and a continuation of discussions for those that want to stay.

We are keen to engage with all individuals and groups with an interest in human factors in the NE of England. Please pass this invitation on to anyone who may be interested, whether or not they are members of the CIEHF.

See more details about this event, including directions to the ABB offices.

Worker Health Protection
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2nd BOHS Worker Health Protection Conference (WHPC) in the Middle East.

Last year we held our inaugural Middle East conference, WHPC 2014, was a great success with over 100 senior delegates from across the region representing industry and government in attendance.

This year we are building on that success with a packed two-day scientific programme, professional development courses and an exhibition that showcases the latest innovations in occupational health and hygiene.

With over 60 years’ experience in the science and practice of occupational hygiene, BOHS is ideally placed to provide a conference platform to achieve the aims of enhancing the awareness of worker health protection in the region and equipping professionals and leaders with the knowledge they need to make a real difference.

With an esteemed panel of high-profile international speakers, the 2015 edition of WHPC offers a stimulating line-up of panel discussions, presentations and Q&A. The sessions will address the key themes which are relevant to todays’ workforce in the region. It will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective, and in addition to occupational hygiene, will encompass key aspects of occupational medicine and nursing, wellbeing and environmental health.

We are confident that you will find the programme stimulating and rewarding. Join us at WHPC 2015 and hear industry thought leaders discuss new and innovative approaches to worker health protection and health risk management which you can implement within your organisation.

Human Factors in Aviation Safety @ Radisson Blu Hotel
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

Human Factors in Aviation Safety is a brand new event being held by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

It will be a forum for discussion and exchanging ideas and information about the latest research, development and applications in Human Factors in Aviation Safety.

There has been so much interest and so many papers submitted for this event that we have doubled the duration to two days and added a poster session and a networking dinner.

The organising committee have been challenged with reviewing more than 50 submissions and creating a high quality programme that will attract delegates from all the major airlines and organisations whose interest is in maximising aviation safety across the globe.

The full programme is available here and booking is available here.