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Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry

KEY INFORMATION & CONTACTS

Date:
Wednesday 27th April, 2016

Time:
Start: 09.00, end 17.00

Venue:
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow,
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF


FURTHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you have any questions about this event, please contact

Sharon.brunt@bohs.org

 

EVENT SUPPORTERS

LIGHTHOUSE DAY

The event is supporting the Lighthouse Club charity which provides emergency financial aid to families in the construction industry community during times of crisis following an illness, accident, injury or bereavement

To mark the 60th anniversary of this charity, and we will donate £10 from every delegate booking, to this charity.


Visit the Lighthouse Website>>

 

COST: £120.00

Fee is per delegate, to include refreshments and lunch.

Please note, places are limited due to room size, registration will close once all places are taken.

Venue:
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow,
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

Set just outside Glasgow Central Station and a 5-minute walk from the Gallery of Modern Art, this modern hotel is set in a landmark Victorian building that's 9-minutes' walk from the St. Enoch Shopping Centre.

The sophisticated rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi; some have rainfall showerheads and laptop-sized safes. Suites add sitting rooms and minifridges.

Dining options include an elegant restaurant with a seasonal menu and a casual cafe offering lighter fare. There's a chic bar and lounge serving cocktails and afternoon tea.

Find Out More about the hotel by clicking here

ACCOMMODATION

If you would like assistance in booking accommodation for this event, either in this hotel or at a hotel nearby, please email Kirsty Westran with your requirements.

Kirsty.westran@bohs.org

LIGHTHOUSE DAY

The event is supporting the Lighthouse Club charity which provides emergency financial aid to families in the construction industry community during times of crisis following an illness, accident, injury or bereavement

To mark the 60th anniversary of this charity, and we will donate £10 from every delegate booking, to this charity.


Visit the Lighthouse Website>>

Background

Breathe Freely launched in 2015, and is a collaborative initiative aimed at tackling the incidence of occupational disease in the construction industry, focusing initially on respiratory disease.

As awareness gradually increases about the urgent need to focus more on health in this sector, this one-day conference will examine practical ways to improve standards across the industry, to ultimately reduce the incidence of ill-health and disease. The current statistics show that construction workers are 100 times more likely to suffer from ill-health than from an injury at work.

Why attend?

Expert speakers will provide insight into emerging health issues in the construction industry, and update us on new initiatives and best practice in a range of areas. Workshop sessions will provide the opportunity for delegates to input into the development of the Breathe Freely campaign and discuss how, collectively, we can make a difference.

This event is an opportunity to assess the progress made to date and to look to the future to agree ways we can accelerate this progress to have a real positive impact on the health of the construction workforce of today and of the future.

When and where will it be held?

Venue: The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
Date: Wednesday 27th April, 2016
Time: Start: 09.00, end 17.00

Who should attend?

If you work for a construction company and have responsibility for managing health and safety, this event is for you.

 

Programme

The event will run from 09.00 - 17.00

Morning Session

Welcome and opening address

 

Mike Slater, Immediate Past President, BOHS and Chartered Occupational Hygienist

 

Occupational health in construction - an industry perspective


Adrian Shah-Cundy, Head of Corporate Responsibility, VolkerWessels UK

 

The view from the regulator

Ian Strudley, Head of Construction Policy and Divisional Support Unit, HSE

 

The role of designers in minimising health risks

Philip Baker, BPS Solutions

Refreshment Break

Lessons from the offshore oil and gas industry

 

Alan Dickson, Health Director, North Sea Region BP

Biography ( click here to read more / close ) Alan is a Chartered Occupational Hygienist who has worked in the oil and gas industry with BP for 19 years, initially in chemicals research before moving into "industrial" hygiene 16 years ago. Alan has worked in Chemicals manufacture, Refining & Marketing before joining the Upstream business in 2005, initially in Midstream (terminals) prior to moving to Exploration & Production in 2007. Alan is currently in the role of Health Manager for North Sea Operations, responsible for medical emergency response, industrial hygiene, occupational health and wellness for approximately 2500 staff and a similar number of contracted personnel across 25 locations in Scotland Alan's particular areas of interest are the control of chemicals, noise, vibration & radiation and food & water safety.

 

Lessons on promoting health
from Scottish Healthy Working Lives

Robert Atkinson, Healthy Working Lives

 

MATES in Construction - an approach to tackling mental health

MATES in Construction is based on the simple idea that "this is everyone's business" and that if the building and construction industry is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workers and to reduce suicide then it cannot be left to the mental health professionals, but rather everyone in the industry must play their part.

Martin Coyd, OBE, Lend Lease

 

Lunch

The role of wellbeing and health surveillance - delivering integrated occupational health management

Melodie Gilbert, Consultant occupational hygienist and senior partner, Park Health and Safety

 

 

Drugs and Alcohol Screening - the role of screening, and the challenges of implementing a screening programme

Alcohol and Drug Screening – Making Sure it is Legally Defensible

 

Chris Wakeham, Managing Director, Hampton Knight

 

Facilitated group workshop session

An Opportunity to :

•   Identify priority health risks in the construction industry

•   Identify what resources are needed by organisations to manage and control the risks

•   Explore the next steps for the Breathe Freely initiative

 

Summing Up and Close

Closing Address

Mike Slater, Past-President, BOHS

 

TO BOOK - CLICK HERE

 

PARTNERS

BOHS Logo : www.bohs.org.uk
Constructing Better Health Logo : http://www.cbhscheme.com/ : CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the Construction Industry
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Land Securities Logo: http://www.landsecurities.com/
http://www.macegroup.com/ ; Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services.

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