Dr Kathryn Mearns, HM Inspector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will present Safety culture and safety leadership – does safety climate matter? Dr Mearns will explore the effects of a good safety culture on accident prevention and enforcement action.
Jon Abbott, managing director – ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, said, “We are very excited at the prospect of hearing from Dr Kathryn Mearns. Her knowledge and experience of high risk/high reliability projects is much sought-after and we are fortunate to have secured her appearance. There will be valuable learning for all health and safety professionals to be had in Aberdeen on October 11.”
Dr Kathryn Mearns has lectured in psychology at the University of Aberdeen. She holds an adjunct professorship in Human Factors/Organizational Psychology at the University of Bergen. Her research interests include human factors in industrial safety, safety culture and climate, safety leadership, trust, risk perception and psychological aspects of workplace well-being.
Dr Mearns is former editor-in-chief for Safety Science and a member of the Society for Risk Analysis. She has worked on a range of projects in the offshore industry, shipping, air traffic control and power generation.
Also at the Cardinus forum, Mark Preston, head of safety consultancy at Cardinus Risk Management, will present The effect of litigation on health and safety management. Mark will examine the impact prosecutions are having on how organisations are managing risk.
Ergonomics experts Guy Osmond of Osmond Ergonomics and Hugo Bos from BakkerElkhuizen will discuss ideas and tools for the support and management of smart working concepts. This will include mobile staff, ‘hot desking’ and working from home – all growing trends.
This free to attend forum provides a platform for exploring these topics and the increasing impact they are having on safety management. It will be of interest to facilities managers, health and safety managers and any management personnel directly involved in change programmes.
The event will be held at the headquarters of Wood Group Management Services, 15 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ on Thursday October 11, 2012. Wood Group is hosting a number of events in October so make sure you attend the Cardinus event to avoid disappointment.
Delegates can attend the whole day or choose between morning and afternoon sessions. Lunch will be provided for everyone.
Cardinus anticipates a high demand for places at this free event so to secure your place at the Cardinus Personnel Safety and Engagement Forum, call 0207 469 0200 or book online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/