Water Safety in Engineering: What, Why & How, Bath

17 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Adrian Cross will give a lecture on water safety.
Adrian Cross will give a lecture on water safety.

About this event

"It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of his employees." – How does this apply in emergency response situations, or when planning work in extreme climates such as the Antarctic? Adrian 'Jumper' Cross discusses the practicalities of water safety, our responsibilities and the consequences of inadequate planning and preparation.

About the speaker:

Adrian is a Water Access, Safety and Training Consultant, bringing worldwide operational knowledge to many organisations, films, expeditions and construction industries in the UK, Europe, and the Far East.

Jumper is also an Antarctic Expedition Leader for Robert Swan OBE (the first person to walk to both poles unaided), also as Robert's Safety Officer, with over 20 expeditions to date. He has also worked alongside Guy Martin and the Blueprint team during his world hovercraft record attempt.

Adrian was originally an Aircraft Engineer involved in both military and civil aviation operating around the globe with experience on a multitude of aircraft from Sea Vixens, Wessex V's, to Boeing 707, DC9, Viscounts, F27"s and a spell in the Falklands Islands as a Hovercraft crewman SRN6. He was awarded a Special Envoy to UNSECO for his contribution to Mission Antarctica 1997-1998 – 2002 -2003 a five year project aiming at protecting the Antarctic continent and helping to educate society about environmental changes.

Event materials

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