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South West Branch recent events

September 2020

10 September 2020
Southern region event: Mitigating the Covid-19 comorbidity of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD).

A Zoom meeting attended by 67 delegates presented by Dr David Gold CFIOSH, hosted by the Regional Manager and introduced by the SW Branch Chair. David considered whether C-19 increased the incidence of PSTD and went on to describe the levels of interventions for mental ill-health, which were primary, secondary and tertiary. Anyone can suffer PSTD. David related his own experience relating to responding to a road traffic accident that resulted in fatality and the effect this had on the emergency response team. PTSD can occur hours, months or even years after the initiating incident. The condition can result in various behavioural changes or emotions including violence, alcohol dependence and others. High levels of stress or lack of support after the initiating event can contribute to onset of the condition which is a medical condition usually diagnosed by a doctor. After onset of symptoms H&S practitioners can facilitate the individual getting support from a psychological first aider for example which might ultimately result in further treatment and recovery.

August 2020

07 August 2020 
Covid 19 mitigating the effects - Your physical and mental wellbeing  |  Presentation
Speakers: Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President; Tim Eldridge, IOSH Vice-President; Kate Field and Jessy Gomes, IOSH Council Members

July 2020

29 July 2020 
Intellectual Humility and its influence on Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Presenter: Simon Cassin, Ouch training

01 July 2020 
Preparing for a safe return to work - Post Covid-19  |  Presentation
Adam Worth and Julie Hutt, SSG

March 2020

A Branch event including a presentation by Lee Onslow on the subject of behavioural safety. The presentation is available to download.

January 2020

A Branch event including a presentation by Philip Baker of SSG on the subject of construction in the wider context. The presentation is available to download.

November 2019

A Branch event including a presentation by Philip Baker of SSG on the subject of temporary works on construction sites. The presentation is available to download.

October 2019

A Branch event including a presentation by Simon Bull of Castle Group on the subject of the control of vibration at work. A handout is available to download.

September 2019

 A Branch event including a presentation on asbestos awareness by Jason Monger of G&L Consultancy Ltd. The presentation is available to download.

July 2019 

A Branch event including a presentation by Mike Steere of Skyguard on the subject of lone working. Skyguard is the market leader in personal safety services. Please contact Mike Steere at Skyguard on 07506709412 or 0845 0360 999 to arranger a no obligation meeting, demonstration or free trial of their personal safety products. The presentation is available to download.

June 2019

A Branch event including a presentation by Kate Joy of Diphex on the subject of chemical first aid. The presentation is available to download.

May 2019

A branch meeting including a presentation by Andrew Rich of Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue Service on the subject of fire regulation. The presentation is available to download.

April 2019 

The Branch AGM and annual legal update by Jon Cooper of Womble Bond Dickinson LLP. The AGM presentation and legal update are available to download.

March 2019 – Branch meeting
A Branch meeting including a presentation by Darren Hambly of Cornwall Council on what to expect when the local authority H&S inspector calls. The presentation is available to download.

January 2019 - Branch meeting
A branch event including a presentation on mental health in the workplace delivered by Adam Worth of SSG.  The presentation is available to download.

February 2019 - An overview of H&S in construction
A branch meeting including a presentation by Helena Allum and Julia Bone of the HSE on the subject of construction safety. The presentation is available to download.

December 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch event including a presentation legionella and the importance of the written scheme delivered by Mark Viner of Primary Water Solutions. The presentation is available to download.

November 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch event including a presentation entitled workplace airborne hazards and air sampling delivered by Jeremy Evans, SKC Ltd. The presentation is available to download.

October 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch event including a presentation entitled Safety coordination: 20-years on the university front line delivered by Dr Andrew Kent, Visiting Technical Fellow, the University of Plymouth. A summary of the presentation is available to download.

September 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch event including a presentation entitled our experience of implementing ISO 14001 by Simon Dawes, Head of Internal Environmental Management for the Environment Agency. A summary of the presentation is available to download.

July 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch meeting including a presentation on prevention of ill health through design by Philip Baker, IOSH Construction Group.
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June 2018 - Branch meeting
A branch meeting including a presentation on ISO 45001 by Chris Prior SSG.
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April 2018 - Branch meeting
AGM and legal update by Jon Cooper of Womble Bond Dickinson LLC.
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March 2018 - Branch meeting
Gill Cussons of the Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre gave a presentation on noise in the workplace.
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February 2018 - Branch meeting
Jo Fitzgerald, HSE Principal Inspector, gave a presentation to the IOSH South West Branch on the subject of HSE priorities in the South West. Download the presentation

January 2018 - Branch meeting
Meeting which included a presentation entitled beyond behavioural safety by Matthew Strong of RyderMarsh OCAID.
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December 2017 - Branch meeting
Meeting which included a presentation on H&S in a military environment by Commodore David Bartlett.
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October 2017 - Branch meeting
Meeting which included a presentation on learning lessons from serious agricultural and forestry accidents by Nigel Lyons and Dale Collins of Browne Jacobson LLP.
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September 2017 - Branch meeting
Meeting which included a presentation on aspects of fire safety, with particular emphasis on fire safety at sports grounds and the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order.
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July 2017 - Branch meeting
Kate Ansell, Senior Occupational Hygienist, gave a presentation on biological monitoring.
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June 2017 - Branch meeting
Graham Parker, IOSH President, addressed the South West Branch and spoke about the IOSH vision and the WORK 2022 Strategy.
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Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the HSE followed the above presentation with a talk on the HSE Strategy and how the organisation was helping Great Britain to work well. Martin explained the importance of tackling the causes of ill health, also how an aging workforce might be more prone to health issues. New ways of working and new technology presents challenges for health and safety because of the sheer pace of change and the HSE must remain vigilant to issues on the horizon. The Strategy is available on the HSE website