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Seminar for PVC Window Fabricators & Installers

Why will good health & safety help my business?

This seminar is aimed at all those in the UPVC Window Manufacturing Industry, who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of health and safety relevant to their business. This is an opportunity to learn about the pitfalls, as well as the best practice, in order to protect your business and prevent costs.


10.00 – Registration & Refreshments

10.30 – Chairman’s Introduction – Richard Bladon, REHAU

10.40 – Fees For Intervention (FFI) – Kirsty Storer, Health & Safety Executive

 FFI impact – What is the implication to your business, & charges for non-compliance, up to May 2013?

 New PPS Guidance Notes and Safety at Window Frame Manufacturing Machines 2013

 Examples of bad practice

11.20 – Tea & Coffee

11.30 – Employer Liability Insurance – Jim Wilkes, Zurich Insurance PLC

 Employer Liability Insurance - Why have it and what it covers / does not cover?

 Legislative Changes - Corporate Manslaughter, HSE fee for intervention and potential civil claims changes

 Defending Claims – Post incident procedures and defence best practices

 Reducing EL Premiums - Presenting your risk to insurers

 Essential H&S practices – What should you focus on?

12.20 - Questions to the Morning Speakers

12.30 – Networking Lunch & Supplier Stands

13.00 - Health & Safety in Window Installation – Declan Moore, GGF

 Construction Legislation – How this affects your business

 Construction Accident Statistics – The implications across our industry

 GGF Glass Charter – Safety Management across the glass industry

 Examples of best practice – Turning safety into profit

14.10 – Tea & Coffee

14.20 – Working at Height – Martin Brooke, Bratts Ladders

 Ladders or steps

 Demonstration of safer access equipment

 Training courses available

15.00 - BPF SIMPL - S afety I n M anufacturing PL astics – Richard Bladon REHAU

 Overview of the SIMPL Project – What are the benefits of SIMPL to your business?

 Resources available – Review of the documents and services

 How to get involved - How to become part of SIMPL

15.20 – Questions & Close – Afternoon Speakers

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’ Biographies

Richard Bladon – REHAU Ltd

Richard has been with REHAU for more than 23 years and has worked within the Health, Safety and Environmental field for more than 20 years, in conjunction with roles in Production and Administration within the two UK Factories. Since 2007 his responsibilities have extended to operations in Nordic countries and South Africa. Richard is a Chartered Health & Safety

Practitioner, a member of the BPF Industrial Health & Safety Committee and the SIMPL Steering Committee. He has recently worked with the HSE to update the guidance note on Safety at Window Manufacturing Machinery and is tasked to engage with the PVC Window Manufacturing Industry, in order to reduce the s ector’s high accident rate.

Kirsty Storer

– HM Inspector of Health & Safety , Health & Safety Executive

Kirsty Storer holds the national portfolio for the plast ics and paper manufacturing sectors working within HSE’s Manufacturing,

Transportation and Utilities sector. Kirsty was a front line regulatory inspector for 9 years and has began working proactively with the plastics sector through the SIMPL initiative approximately 3 years ago. She has extensive experience of regulatory inspection and enforcement across many industrial sectors, as well as working with stakeholders and taking forward industry based initiatives.

Jim Wilkes – Zurich Insurance

Jim has spent his working career in the head offices of Zurich Insurance and Eagle Star Insurance concentrating on casualty risks for all sectors of the economy from SMEs to multi-national companies. He has sat on various ABI working parties and regularly represents Zurich in meetings with regulators and others relevant to risk issues. He has a particular interest in the Risk issues, Risk Management, the role of Corporate Governance and Organisational structures in controlling risks, and the impact of compensation systems on influencing individual and organisational behaviours and responses.

Declan Moore – Glass & Glazing Federation

Declan is a passionate Health & Safety professional, who joined the glass industry in 2005 as the National Safety Manager for the British Glass and Glazing Federation. He was the driving force behind the development of the “GLASS Charter”, which is the industry’s proactive health and safety management system and is utilised in many locations around the world.

Martin Brooke – Bratts Ladders

Martin has worked in the ladder industry for more than 20 years and is the Deputy Chair of the Ladder Association. He is a

Member of the B/512 Ladder and Stepladder Standards Committee at British Standards Institute with the HSE, Trading

Standards and our EEC partners. He is also the UK Expert for Telescopic ladders.

As Sales Director with Bratts Ladders, he specialises in designing bespoke access equipment for safer working at height.

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