Ignorance is not a defence

Ignorance is not a defence
SHE 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 on Thursday, 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)
Speakers
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.

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



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