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    ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM (AIF) MAJOR CONFERENCE

    AIF 2016 event on change and innovation in work at height

    The Access Industry Forum (AIF), a forum for nine major organisations involved in work at height, has announced details of its first one day National Conference on the theme: Implementing change and innovation in work at height.

    The event will take place at the Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough on 13 October 2016 supported by the Association for Project Safety (APS), Hire Association Europe (HAE) and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

    The AIF is dedicated exclusively to height safety and has assembled an impressive line up of expert speakers from industry, academia and the professions.

    The agenda ranges from use of drones to designing for access. The conference will address the issues and topics, trends and developments set to shape the work at height agenda over the coming months and years.

    Ten ‘big hitting’ presenters will cover a number of thought provoking topics including the benefits of a behavioural approach to work at height, the role of technology and eLearning and the impact of the CDM Regulations 2015.

    The AIF Website contains full details on conference programme, speakers and the ‘early bird’ ticket option available until 31 July 2016

    Impressive line up of speakers

    Speakers include:

    • Philip White – Head of operational policy and strategy at the Health and Safety Executive;
    • Steffan Groch – Chair of the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association;
    • Paul Bussey – Chairman of the  Designers’ Initiative on Health and Safety;
    • Prof Tim Marsh – Chairman of RyderMarshSharman; and
    • Dylan Roberts – Director of health, safety and wellbeing at Skanska UK.

    Dr Shaun Lundy of the University of Greenwich – a member of the HSE’s Myth Busters Challenge Panel – will talk about the myths and misconceptions surrounding work at height, and John Dunne, Group HSEQ Director at the Wates Group will discuss his company’s ‘reshaping tomorrow’ initiative.

    Chair of the AIF Marketing Committee, Chris Kendall said:

    “As the first conference to focus entirely on the future of work at height, this promises to be a landmark event in the evolution of height safety. It will examine the key issues facing professionals today in this critical area of health and safety.”

    The Forum and its member organisations have a strong history of contributing to the development of safety and best practice and this conference will be no exception.”

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