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ICE/Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture 2020

Event organised by ICE

24 November 2020

This event has now ended


This digitally delivered event forms the annual ICE/Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture for 2020.

As part of Costain’s continuing drive to champion the industry to eliminate harm, the 12th Annual Joint ICE-Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture is entitled “Leading, Adapting and Thriving in our New World of Work”

We have all taken great strides to reduce the harm caused to our people, property and environment in the development, delivery, and operation of infrastructure.

2020 has been the year where we have had to deal with a very different risk, a risk that has fundamentally changed the way we work, which has had both positive and negative impacts on our people, business and wider industry.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that all sectors of industry have had to quickly react and innovate their organisational working practices. But have we really fully understood, adapted and addressed the health and safety aspects of our New World of Work, where more of us are working remotely and where we need to have a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing in order for us all to thrive.

For this year’s lecture we have brought together two World Class Speakers who will address the two key ingredients of Wellbeing and Leadership.

Dr John Briffa BSc MB BS (Lond)

Practising doctor, prize-winning graduate of University College London School of Medicine (1990), and author of 9 books, including the A Great Day at the Office.

John will focus on the “What” – What we need to do as individuals and organisations to ensure that we all thrive in our new world of work, what we need to do to achieve healthy high performance and what we need to do to create a Sustainable Wellbeing Culture.

L. David Marquet

Former nuclear submarine Commander and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David is the Author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!

David will focus on the “How” – How do we create a workplace where everyone engages and contributes, where they are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work, where everyone is a leader and how do we make a Sustainable Wellbeing Culture a reality.



Costain helps to improve people's lives through smart infrastructure solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets.

For more information please contact:

Gabrielle Knowles