Highways UK 2018 Starts in



7/8 November 2018, NEC, Birmingham




Programme 8 November

09.00-10.30: Safer Highways UK breakfast briefing

Raising the bar on work-related road risk in the Highways England supply chain

The Driving for Better Business campaign is a core aspect of the Highways England business outreach programme. This session launches DfBB's new 'Raising the Bar' document covering work-related road risk and explains what it means for Tier 1 contractors and their supply chains.  

RAISING STANDARDS FOR WORK-RELATED ROAD RISK

Lucy Fell CFIOSH, Health and Safety Director, Highways England

Highways England, through its Driving for Better Business campaign, is committed to improving compliance levels among business road users. Highways England must now lead by example and will expect compliance in line with HSE guidance at all levels of the supply chain. This session announces a new initiative covering work-related road risk and explains what it means for Tier 1 contractors and their own supply chains.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW INITIATIVE ON WORK-RELATED ROAD RISK

Simon Turner, Campaign Director, Driving for Better Business

The Driving for Better Business campaign now forms the core of the Highways England business outreach programme and has implications for all contractors.

SUPPLY CHAIN CASE STUDY: CLANCY GROUP

Colin Knight, Head of Fleet Safety Management & Compliance, Clancy Group

Example of good practice from a Tier 2 supplier

PRACTICAL FLEET COMPLIANCE IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans, Freight Transport Association

How to easily ensure that your own supply chains meet their obligations.

PANEL Q&A

Lucy Fell, Highways England

Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business

Colin Knight, Clancy Group

Mark Cartwright, FTA Van Excellence

 

Safer Highways UK Conference

11:00-12.15 Session 1: making the network safer for contractors

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

David Gibby, Former President CIHT

SAFETY IS THE NUMBER 1 PRIORITY ON THE SRN

Mike Wilson, Chief Highways Engineer, Highways England

An update on the latest Highways England safety initiatives and the recently revised 5-year safety plan.

THE CASE FOR CREATING AN INDEPENDENT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BRANCH

FOR ROADS

Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation and former Director General Roads Traffi c and Local Group at the Department for Transport

LEARNING SAFETY CULTURE LESSONS FROM RAIL

Jonny Buckley, Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group

As Highway's England launches a new 5-year Safety initiative, there's a growing need to address the cultural and leadership barriers to delivering safer roads to users and employees. Delve deeper into the forces which create a challenging safety culture, and consider how to mitigate them based on lessons learned from rail so that you are able to deliver safety improvements; straight from the top.

PANEL Q&A

Mike Wilson, Highways England

Steve Gooding, RAC Foundation

Jonny Buckley, PA Consulting Group

 

12:30-14.15 Session 2: safety, health and wellbeing for roadworkers

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Clive Leadbetter, Managing Director A-one+, Areas 4 and 12

TACKLING ROAD WORKER ABUSE

Pat Sheehan, Head of Health and Safety, Colas UK,

On behalf of the HTMA Health, Safety & Welfare Working Group

One year on from the alarming results of the HTMA's Health Safety & Welfare working group findings, what steps has industry taken to tackle the issue of Road Worker abuse, and is it having a positive impact?

TACKLING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE HIGHWAYS SECTOR

Emma Hughes, Wellbeing Programme Lead, A-one+

With awareness of mental health reaching new highs, how can individual employers recognise the signs within their workforce and positively effect change

A STEP CHANGE IN ROAD WORKER SAFETY

Andy Stubbs, Commercial Director, WJ Group

Continually fi nding better and most importantly, safer ways of doing things provides designers with the potential to eliminate a substantial number of road closures and reduce disruption whilst, most importantly, improving the safety of workers and road users alike.

HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MAKE OUR ROADS

HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER

Robert Tait, Sales Director, Rennicks UK

As Highways England drive industry to constantly innovate to improve safety on our network, what role does technology play in better informing the motorist and reducing risk.

THE AUTONOMOUS IPV - TAKING THE ROADWORKER AWAY FROM DANGER

Phill Beaumont, Operations Delivery & Compliance Manager, Colas

The job of an IPV driver carries great risks, with the number of strikes far too high. In removing the driver from the

vehicle, technology can play a central role in safety. This presentation will follow Colas' journey from concept to reality of the autonomous IPV and the challenges still facing it before it becomes a common sight on our network.

 

14:30-16.30 Session 3: safe working and safety culture in your supply chain

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Kevin Robinson, Head of Immersive Learning, Turner Kenworthy

FOUR FRIENDS: A DIRECTOR'S PERSPECTIVE OF A FATAL INCIDENT

Matt Hazleton, Proud2beSafe

A real-life perspective on the impact that an accident can have with personal and professional consequences. In conjunction with Jason Anker MBE at Proud 2 Be Safe, Matt's story has been developed into a unique half-day immersive learning tool.

LEADING THE WAY IN SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY

Glyn Williams, SHEQ Director, Toppesfield Ltd

Toppesfield, one of the UK's leading surfacing contractors, invite both clients and subcontractors to their staff safety days to strengthen the safety culture both up and down their supply chain.

MOCK TRIAL: THE CONSEQUENCES OF CUTTING CORNERS

Turner Kenworthy with Pump Court Chambers

Video reconstruction and live action drama. Part of an immersive learning engagement day developed for a highways contractor, to illustrate to the workforce the real human impact of failing to follow established safe working practices, and that safety is the responsibility for everyone, including operatives and supervisors. The defendants are actors but the scenario and its implications are very real.

16.30 Conference closes

 



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