Wednesday 09 September 2020
Consciousness and well-being
In this session, Dr. Kate Blackford discussed why understanding how we process the world and our state of consciousness as we do, influences our well-being. The session explored the ways in which we perceive the world, process the information streaming into our subconscious mind through our senses and ultimately, why what we each consciously process differs. So whether it is in relation to well-being (as the primary focus of the session), health, safety, performance or why you and your significant other have completely different recollections of an evening out, this session guides you through the basics.
Dr. Kate Blackford
Consultant, Coach, Cognitive Hypnotherapist
BSc., Ph.D., DipCHyp, HPD, NLP Practitioner
Kate originally studied Psychology at the University of Reading before embarking on a career in consultancy, enhancing business performance through people, with a particular focus on safety, health and well-being. She later went on to gain a Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology from the University of Bath for her research into Quality of Working Life. Returning from study Kate went into Senior Management overseeing safety, health and well-being culture change within organisations.
More recently Kate has trained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist through the Quest Institute, and while she is qualified to work with many different life issues, her primary focus is working with people suffering trauma and PTSD.
In November of 2019 Kate launched her business Origami, which draws together her unique blend of knowledge, expertise and experience in offering safety culture change consulting to organisations and private client therapy and coaching. She continues to study in the field of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, as well as supporting new students coming through the Quest Institute training. Kate also upholds a commitment to work pro bono with one soldier or veteran suffering PTSD in an effort to give back to these incredible people.
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Regulatory Enforcement Action: Key Questions Answered
Matthew Breakell, Partner and Head of Health and Safety Commercial Solutions at DAC Beachcroft, will discuss how the HSE and other regulators may use their enforcement powers to ensure employers put in place safe covid19 return to work measures. He will introduce the types of enforcement action, the requirements for an Inspector to use those powers, considerations for appeal and consequential issues of enforcement action.
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Assess it, remove it, control it. COVID-19 Office Risk Assessment.
Returning back to the office environment will require a specific COVID-19 office Risk Assessment. ABBEY Construction Consultants and Donaldson filters are sharing their risk assessment with you.
Raymond Bone, Managing Director st ABBEY Construction Consultants, Lecture at the University of Hull.
Ian Miller, QEHS System Engineer – Europe Donaldson
Legal updates with Matthew Breakwell, Associate at DAC Beachcroft