In place of our normal Port Skills and Safety Group (PSSG) meeting we hosted a 2-Day workshop at the Grange Fitzrovia Hotel on 22 and 23 March 2017.
This 2-Day workshop was free to PSSL subscribers
PSSL “HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE EYES OF THE LAW – A journey from accident, to inquest, to sentencing”
Health Safety and Law
Regulation of business and industry is intended to protect consumers, employees and the environment. Failure to comply can result in significant fines and a business’ reputation can be undermined by negative and damaging publicity. Significant costs can be incurred during lengthy investigations by the police and regulators.
New sentencing guidelines have resulted in organisations, large and small receiving very large fines for health and safety breaches. Prohibition and improvement notices can also prevent organisations from operating effectively. Our aim for this 2-Day workshop was to help members gain a better understanding of these issues by taking them through the stages from accident, to inquest, to sentencing. This two day workshop was found relevant to all levels and disciplines of management within the Port Industry as well as safety professionals.
We brought together representatives from:
- Plexus Law
- An Assistant Deputy Coroner
- Representatives from Marsh Risk Consulting
By learning lessons from experts, delegates were able to:
- Understand clearly what is expected under employer's duty of care in law.
- Evaluate member organisation's existing health and safety management systems.
- Understand the measures required to effectively prevent accidents.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Marsh Limited, Plexus law, The Health and Safety Executive, Grange Fitrovia and especially the PSS members and friends for representing your companies and participating in the two day workshop and PSS group meeting on 22- 23 March 2017 at the Grange Fitzrovia, London.
The primary goal of this workshop was to bring together the major stakeholders of the Port industry from around the UK, under one roof to discuss H&S issues and the way forward. We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers provided in-depth insight, as well as actionable advice for all our members who possess the duty of care within their organisations and we were also able to share how PSS is striving to become more effective in the on-going development efforts within key areas such as: safety, stakeholder engagement, skill enhancement, cultural improvement and the mobilisation of the workforce as ambassadors for H&S in an organisation.