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Volunteer led webinars/virtual meetings

Check out our online sessions on a range of topics hosted by our branches and groups

Our branch and group volunteers promote health and safety by organising meetings, conferences, workshops and webinars, which provide valuable professional development and networking opportunities.  

After attending an event you should add this as an activity on your online CPD record and take the opportunity to reflect on your learning. Read some simple tips on how to do this.

All webinar/meeting timings below are shown as UK Time (GMT or BST), unless specified.

What's a webinar?

Our webinars are focused on providing technical information to larger audiences where you can hear from speakers on a range of relevant subject matter.

No audio rights are available to attendees in these sessions, but you can get involved and put questions to speakers/panellists via the Q&A function.

What's a Zoom meeting?

Our Zoom meetings are smaller sessions which provide an interactive platform for you to hear from speakers on specific content, but also get involved in robust discussions and network with other OSH professionals joining the sessions.


Upcoming webinars/meetings led by our volunteers

October events

How to improve a safety culture, the part an OSH professional can play
Event type: Webinar
Date: 22 October
Time: 12:30-13:30 BST
Group: Consultancy Group

The presentation will give some simple hints and tips on how to improve an organisation’s safety culture, and how the OSH professional can be influential. This session provides something for older and new entrants to the industry. Presenter - Angela Abbs, Consultant & Trainer

Adaptability of the logistics sector
Event type: Webinar
Date: 26 October
Time: 12:30-13:30 BST
Group: Logistics and Retail Group

This webinar will explore the adaptability of the logistics sector in view of the current HGV drivers’ shortage. It will also address the subject of how changing consumer behaviour affects change in the industry.

Control of Major Accidents Hazards – COMAH
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 27 October
Time: 14.00-15:00 BST
Branch: Thames Valley Branch

A basic understanding of COMAH Regulations and how large organisations adapt their safety management system to maintain these regulations using good practice and other tools.

Insights into safety, health and environment management at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 27 October
Time: 16:00-17:00 HKT | 09:00-10:00 BST
Group: Hong Kong Branch

This session will give an introduction to WWT in the UK and other countries. The talk will cover: risks arising, with a focus on visitor safety management; main impact areas; steps to manage them; integrating sustainability and safety management.

Decommissioning in the North Sea - chasing excellence
Event type: Webinar
Date: 27 October
Time: 12:30-13:30 BST
Group: Offshore Group

The presentation will provide activity and expenditure insights in offshore decommissioning markets from the UKCS and wider North Sea. Presenter - Joe Leask, Decommissioning Manager, OGUK.

ISO 45001 Implementation stumbling blocks
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 28 October
Time: 13.00-14:00 BST
Branch: West of Scotland Branch

ISO 45001 Management System is easy to implement but can be difficult to Manage. The presentation will cover the stumbling blocks of managing the process and how to overcome the challenges.

Legionella control, ductwork and ventilation system cleaning
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 28 October
Time: 14:00-15:00 BST
Branch: South Wales Branch

Water safety has always been important; however, the risks of Legionella are now a key priority for duty holders as more workers are returning to the workplace. This event will identify and reinforce the risks and how they can be controlled.

People of determination – awareness session
Meeting type: Zoom meeting
Date: Friday 29 October
Time: 17.00-18:00 GST / 14.00-15:00 BST
Branch: UAE Branch

This presentation will explore disability awareness, how it has gained prominence, making it easier for persons with disabilities and society to develop empathy for one another.

November events

Working well from home
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: Tuesday 02 November
Time: 12:00-13:00 GMT
Branch: Tees Branch

This session will discuss the importance of achieving a suitable workstation when working from home and provide some tips on how to achieve this. It will explain the importance of movement and exercise whilst working and suggest opportunities to move more and be more comfortable and productive.

Gamified simulation training
Meeting type: Zoom meeting
Date: Tuesday 02 November
Time: 15.00-16:00 GMT
Branch: Manchester and Northwest Districts Branch

This talk will explore reasons why companies are choosing Simulation training, the benefits of gamification, and provide insights into how HSE professionals are using the Attensi platform to deliver results in their organisations.

Fire safety legislation and fire risk assessment: the current climate
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 02 November
Time: 19:00-20:00 GMT
Branch: South Midlands Branch

The presentation will cover: an update on fire safety legislation in England; comparisons of fire safety legislation/fire safety requirements of building regulations across the devolved nations; competence of fire risk assessors and expectations of fire risk assessments.

The Savvy approach to difficult conversations and tips for effective conversations
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: Tuesday 02 November
Time: 19:00-20:00 GMT
Branch: South Downs Branch

Effective conversations are the key to your personal and business success. If you can master the art of having open, honest and effective conversations with anyone, you could see far more success and harmony both at work and at home.

Middle East Conference 2021 - profession emerging from the pandemic
Event type: Webinar
Date: 02 November and 03 November
Time: 14:00 – 17:30 GST / 10:00 – 13:30 GMT
Branch: UAE, Qatar and Oman Branches

Leading HSE professionals from the Region, present strategies and updates covering a range of key topics, from the changes COVID-19 has brought, to technological advancements in the new health & safety era, to safety competency requirements for safety professionals.

Occupational Hygiene Training Association – introduction and update
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: Friday 05 November
Time: 19:00-20:00 (HKT) / 12:00-13:00 GMT
Branch: Hong Kong Branch

This session will provide information on the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA)’s responses in its training courses during this pandemic; and the background, principles, structure and international qualifications scheme of OHTA.

Legal privilege
Event type: Webinar
Date: 10 November
Time: 13:00-14:00 GMT
Group: Food and Drink Industries Group

In this webinar Chris Green, Partner at Keoghs law firm will explain why it can be important to undertake legally privileged investigations following the most serious of work-related accidents. Includes how to set up your systems to reduce the risk of having to reveal confidential enquiries, some practical steps about commencing your investigation and how you can manage the process of responding to an incident.

Ergonomics and best practice around ‘hybrid working’
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: Wednesday 10 November
Time: 19:00-20:00 GMT
Branch: Ireland Branch

This session will cover the legal requirements for staff working remotely and returning to the office, clarify some of the mixed messages on social media and the press and provide information on best practice for the home office user and what to expect when returning to the office.

EMEC green hydrogen projects
Event type: Webinar
 11 November 2021
Time: 15:00-16:30 GMT
Branch: Highlands & Islands Branch

The talk will describe the hydrogen path EMEC has taken and a sample of the many hydrogen projects ongoing at present. Presenter - Jonathan Lindsay - The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd.

Basic principles of fire safety: No.2: Fire prevention
Event type: Webinar
 11 November 2021
Time: 12:30-13:30 GMT
Group: Fire Risk Management Group

This webinar highlights understanding of the steps that must be taken to prevent fire from breaking-out in buildings. Presenter - Anne Isaacs.

Preventing a loss of containment – improving process safety standards
Event type: Webinar
Date: Monday 15 November
Time: 13:45-15:45 GMT
Group: Hazardous Industries Group

By developing insights into the causes and circumstances of loss of containment events the project aims to provide sufficiently detailed analysis to intelligently target interventions that will reduce future events globally and/or mitigate their consequences. Presenter - Matt Clay, HSE.

“The Trial”
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 17 November
Time: 14.00-15:00 GMT
Branch: Northern Ireland Branch

Pinsent Masons Mock Trial explores a hypothetical H&S incident, investigation and prosecution arising from a safety incident. The event explores the key interactions between personnel – employees following instructions, the role of the H&S manager and the roles and responsibilities of directors.

Machinery safety
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 18 November
Time: 19:00-20:00 GMT
Branch: North Wales Branch

This session will provide guidance and insight into machine safety, standards, directives and regulations.

Back to basics – health and safety management and risk assessment for theatre production and venues
Event type: Webinar
Date: Friday 19 November
Time: 13:30–14:30 GMT
Group: Theatre Advisory Group

As venues and productions start to open up again post-Covid lockdown, we head back to the basics of health and safety management, including the principles of risk assessment, for theatre production and venue management.

COVID a Health & Safety Executive enforcement perspective
Event type: Zoom meeting
Date: 23 November
Time: 13:00 GMT
Branch: Tees Branch

An insight into how Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors handled the enforcement of COVID controls in a diverse range of workplaces, the challenges inspectors faced and the priorities for the regulator as businesses recover from the COVID pandemic.


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