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NEW HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF SPEAKS AT SAFETY DAY

Vision of future of safety in construction included at WWT event

HSE Chief Inspector of Construction, Heather Bryant, who took up post on 1 April 2013 will be making a presentation at the Working Well Together FREE Event in Kent on Thursday 13th June 2013.

On appointment the new HSE construction chief said:

“Construction is one of Britain’s most important industries and employs a huge number of people. All of those people have a basic right to return home safe and well from their day’s work. To its credit, the sector has already been making good progress in reducing the number of people killed, injured or made unwell by its activities.

We must continue that momentum, working with others to be part of the solution. I am looking forward to working with the whole industry to ensure that progress continues and our regulations are properly focused on dealing with real risks, not needless process and paperwork.”

Future of construction, temporary works, asbestos and work at height

This event is aimed at large and small construction companies particularly those involved in work such as refurbishments, structural alterations as well as general building.

The day will feature presentations on: temporary works, asbestos awareness and management, working at height and occupational health with opportunities for networking and questions. 

Delivering key presentations will be:

  • Heather Bryant HSE Chief Inspector of Construction – discussing the future of safety in construction;
  • Ian Strudley HSE Health Risk Management Unit – occupational health; and
  • John Sutcliffe Spinal Neuro surgeon –  discussing causes of back/neck pain in the workplace and preventative measures.

The FREE event will take place at North West Kent College, SusCon, Brunel Way, The Bridge, Dartford DA1 5FW. Registration 08.30 – 09.30hrs. Events end 15.00hrs. Contact to book at place: info@chsg.co.uk

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