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The relationship between the regulated and regulator - between a rock and a hard place, London

1 December, 2015 | 17:30 - 20:30

Looking at the relationship between the regulated and regulator.
Looking at the relationship between the regulated and regulator.

About this event

As our understanding of Risk and Hazard continues to evolve this key interface becomes increasingly important – whilst ambitions can often be aligned, disconnects at the point of regulation can cause unforeseen consequences.

Better communication amongst stakeholders can lead to greatly improved results, resulting in greatly improved management of hazards and risk.

Our chair for the evening, Andrew Curran, is Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research at the Health and Safety Executive. In this role he has responsibility for the professional leadership of the 850 scientists, engineers and physicians who work in HSE, and also for the development and delivery of HSE's science strategy.

Event programme

17.30 - Tea and register
18.00 - Welcome and introduction
18.05 - Presentations:

Phil Hallington
Head of Policy Sellafield Ltd, Sellafield Ltd
Engagement, Encouragement and Enforcement - a perspective on Modern Regulation

Steffan Groch
Chair of HSLA and Head of Regulatory, DWP LLP
Does a regulator's commercial agenda damage trust between Regulator and Regulated?

Kevin Myers CBE
Director General of Regulation, Health and Safety Executive
Delivering effective regulation for the workplace in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities?

19.05 - Discussion period
19.35 - Concluding remarks – Andrew Curran
19.40 - Drinks reception
20.30 - Close

Booking in advance is essential


If you wish attend, please send an e-mail to confirming this with Hf December 2015 Event in the subject line and indicate whether you wish to stay for the refreshments afterwards.

Alternatively, please return by post to:

Tim Fuller
Hazards Forum Secretariat
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street, Westminster
London SW1P 3AA

Please reply as soon as possible and in any case by close of business on Monday 23rd November 2015 if you wish to attend the Networking reception – or by two days later, if not.

If you wish to invite a guest or guests, please discuss with the Secretariat first.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

You will be contacted by the Secretariat nearer the time of the Event to confirm your registration.

For more information about this event please see the Hazards Forum Website in the Events Calendar.


Phil Hallington

Phil is Head of Policy at Sellafield Ltd. will present an industrial perspective on the roles of the regulator and regulated in establishing a regulatory framework. He has over 40 years of experience in the Nuclear Industry. During this time he has constructed, commissioned, and operated fuel storage, reprocessing and waste management facilities.

Steffan Groch

Steffan is Partner and Head of Regulatory at DWF LLP and Chair of the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association (HSLA) will discuss the impact a regulator's commercial agenda can have on the relationship between regulators and regulated. Based on extensive experience as a defence solicitor and research amongst HSLA members, he will consider the implications for the effective management of health and safety risks.

Kevin Myers CBE

Kevin is Director General of Regulation for The Health and Safety Executive will discuss the challenges for the regulator in establishing regulation fit for the 21st Century workplace. Kevin joined HSE as a trainee factory inspector in 1976, rising through to become the Director General of Regulation in 2014 via a number of diverse roles across HSE. Kevin is widely respected across the occupational safety and health community – not least, in his role as the current President of International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI).