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British Safety Council logo 04FEB2016SHE audit and legislative update, half day workshop, Cardiff,  16 June 2016

In light of recent and impending changes to health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements, the British Safety Council is organising a half day workshop in Cardiff onThursday, 16 June 2016.

The morning briefing will examine key developments in the auditing of health, safety and environmental management systems. It will also address the latest legislative changes, including recently revised sentencing guidelines, which will have a significant impact on the way that health and safety offences are dealt with in court.

It is imperative that companies can now demonstrate that they have the processes in place to self-regulate their operations in order to comply with the law. Addressing this issue, the briefing will explore the impact of the FFI (Fee for Intervention) scheme and the reduction of funding for the HSE.

Who should attend
The workshop is intended for people who are responsible for health, safety and environmental management (professionals and non-professionals) at any level of their organisation and in every industry sector.

Benefits of the workshop

  • Update the participants on current legislative requirements and trends
  • Explain the process of best practice in safety, health and environmental management techniques and provide a detailed insight into the British Safety Council’s five-star audit
  • Explain how the audit process could help demonstrate that a company has an effective health, safety and environmental management system
  • Provide an update on the new international standard for Safety Management Systems (ISO 45001) together with the revised environmental management standard (ISO 14001: 2015)

David Parr (Head of Audit and Technical Services,  British Safety Council) will lead the workshop;
Rob Pugh (Senior Audit Consultant, British Safety Council) will speak about the business benefits of auditing;
Dr Keith Whitehead (Senior Environmental Consultant, British Safety Council) will cover ISO 14001: 2015 version;
Chris Green (lawyer and Partner at Weightmans LLP Regulatory Services, Midlands) will address sentencing guidelines and recent cases.

Attendance is free for British Safety Council members and costs £49.00 + VAT for non-members.

About the British Safety Council
For more than half a century we’ve been a trusted guide to excellent health, safety and environmental management. We have educated millions of workers and made hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer for everyone. We do this by sharing information, supporting, advising, educating and campaigning. We are a membership organisation and a charity.

The British Safety Council will hold its Annual Conference,  entitled ‘Health and work in a changing world’, on 5 October 2016 at The King’s Fund, London. It will feature insights from policy makers and industry leaders into the best practice of integrating health within safety, HR and environmental management. The keynote speaker at the event will be Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.

In 2017, the British Safety Council will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. A programme of special events and projects planned for our diamond jubilee will be unveiled at the Annual Conference on 5 October 2016.

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