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Good versus bad health and safety

Event organised by ICE

Date
18 October 2023
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Overview

This webinar will provide advice to the Early Career Network to ensure that they are better equipped to plan, review and supervise work activities at the level they are qualified to do. It will also encourage a "don’t walk by" culture and that they have a responsibility to challenge unsafe behaviours encountered on site.

Christine, health and safey inspector for HSENI, will give a brief overview on:

  • the CDM Regulations (NI) 2016,
  • examples of good and bad practice in risk assessments/method statements,
  • working at heights,
  • excavations,
  • transport,
  • demolition,
  • and health issues.

David, head of infrastructure and projects for Translink will then present on what should be in place for the Early Careers Network on arrival to site e.g. inductions, risk assessment, mentoring and training.

He will detail the appropriate course of action to take when unsafe work activity is identified on site i.e. recognising risk, addressing poor practice, leading by example, managing change and taking responsibility. Concluding with guidance notes for development.

During this webinar a case judgement is discussed. Detail of the ruling can be found here: R v. McKenzie (Norman) [2017] NICA 29.pdf (judiciaryni.uk)

Organised with

HSENI

HSENI

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for the Economy (DfE). HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

Translink

Translink

Translink is the accessible, inclusive and green public transport provider helping Northern Ireland to reconnect people and places, helping get more people back to the workplace and other opportunities and ensure that Northern Ireland’s recovery from the pandemic is sustainable.

Speakers

Christine Edwards

Christine Edwards

HSENI

Health & Safety Inspector

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Christine Edwards

Christine graduated with a BEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in 1988 and subsequently worked for Taylor Woodrow a large construction company based in London. In 1997 she joined HSE, London and obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. She joined HSENI in 2000 and worked as a health and safety inspector in construction, mines & quarries and was deputy head of HSENI’s Information and Advisory Service. She is currently working as part of the Construction Group.

David C. Lowry

David C. Lowry

Translink

head of insfrastructure and projects

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David C. Lowry

David started his career as a construction site engineer, then a site manager for a multi-national construction company, on several high-profile projects in Northern Ireland before moving into SH&E within construction, working on multi-million-pound projects across the UK and Ireland.

After a decade working for a principal contractor, David moved to Translink (Northern Ireland Railways) and become responsible for the Rail Infrastructure Manager Safety Management System with a keen focus on track worker safety, culture and assurance.

David, now head of infrastructure & projects SH&E for Translink, is responsible for leading rail infrastructure and construction safety, health and environment. David leads a highly driven team of SH&E professionals focussed on ensuring passenger, staff, infrastructure and environmental safety whilst Translink maintain operational facilities and approx. £280M worth of annual capital investment in construction projects.

For more information please contact:

Maeve Currie

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