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.
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
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.
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