Staying Ahead in Health and Safety: Free Online Seminar for BPF Members

Now more than ever, minds within the plastics industry are focused on health and safety issues. To help companies keep abreast of a wide range of developments, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) is hosting a half-day online seminar called ‘Staying Ahead in Health and Safety’, which is free to attend for BPF and SIMPL members.

Sponsored by LG Energy, the online event takes place between 1.30 pm – 4:00 pm on 3 December. Expert speakers from a range of organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Oil & Gas UK and the Energy Institute will provide detailed insights from a range of perspectives. The event covers a wide variety of topics including futureproofing for COVID-19, noise reduction, conducting risk assessments and identifying creeping change hazards.

In addition to an introduction by the chairperson of the BPF Industrial Health and Safety Committee, Kris Ramsey, who is also group HSE director at Polypipe, speakers include: HSE Director Trevor Stapleton from Oil & Gas UK, Health and Safety Director Heather McQueen Pearson at Abbey Construction Consultants, Flourish in Mind Director Jennifer Rawlinson in conjunction with Corinthian Client Relationship Manager George Bentham, Head of HSE Good Practice Dr Mark Scanlon from the Energy Institute, Specialist Inspector (Noise & Vibration) Chris Steel from HSE, Envirocare Senior Occupational Hygiene Consultant Mark Holmes, and HM Inspector of Health and Safety Scott Wynne from HSE.

Commenting on the event, Senior Industrial Issues Executive, Graeme Craig states:

“Good health and safety practice has always been essential for plastics manufacturers, and the realities of keeping staff safe on a day-to-day basis have been brought even more into focus by the ongoing pandemic.

“This event provides a rare opportunity to listen to experts from a range of backgrounds highlighting best practice and sharing insights that all those with a responsibility for health and safety within the plastics industry can learn from.”

The event is free to attend for BPF and SIMPL members and £49 for non-members.

For further details, visit: www.bpf.co.uk/events/health-and-safety.

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