Milestone Safety Conference for Glass Industry

A landmark event, the 2012 Annual Glass Industry Health and Safety Conference will see the launch of the industry’s new strategy - ‘GLASS Charter 2020’ - and its renewed commitment to continuous improvement in health and safety.

Featuring guest speakers from the HSE board, Health and Safety Laboratory, Eversheds LLP, Sovereign Risk Solutions as well as the personal testimony of Jen Deeney who will explain first-hand the consequences of a workplace fatality. The event is not to be missed and will provide thought-provoking, informative and important information to delegates across the glass industry.


The glass industry has a long track record of taking a proactive approach to health, safety and sensible risk management. The industry, in partnership with HSE and unions, launched the ‘GLASS Charter’ initiative in 2001 in order to push forward improvement in health and safety – the first initiative of its kind – and now, 10 years on, is setting about refreshing the scheme and setting a new ambitious strategy leading forward to 2020. This conference will see the official launch of this strategy as well as the opportunity to explore and discuss the wide range of changes hitting business and health and safety over the coming year.


Frances Outram, Health and Safety Executive Board Member, will open the conference and feedback to industry on the significant achievements made across all glass sectors, whilst reporting on the on-going changes both to the HSE as a regulator and the regulatory framework itself – with fresh calls from the governments’ budget announcing that 84% of regulation will be scrapped or improved.


Jennifer Deeney will remind us all of the real importance of taking health and safety seriously – giving her account of the life-changing incident that cut-short the life of her newly married partner just weeks after her marriage.


Jane Hopkinson, Senior Psychologist at the Health and Safety Laboratory, will report on the safety climate survey and how issues such as behaviour, human factors and safety culture have a profound effect on the safety performance of all organisations.


Tim Hill and Lindsay Taylor, Eversheds LLP, will investigate the forthcoming Fee for Intervention (FFI) charging regime from a legal perspective and explore scenarios that will allow delegates to understand how the scheme could affect their activities.


Finally, delegates will hear from Mike Cowburn, Soveriegn Risk Solutions Ltd, about how the insurance industry is responding to government strategy, the Prime Ministers’ Insurance Summit in February 2012, and how this will affect what they require from business and the way that claims will be handled in the future.


The Annual Glass Industry Health and Safety Conference will be held on Thursday, 3 May 2012, and will take place at the Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent. For further information, to book places, or to become involved with this event please contact or telephone 0114 290 1850.

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