Water Safety – Are you working (safely) on or near water?

Water Safety – Are you working (safely) on or near water?
  • Mon 12 Mar 2018 2:00 PM -
    Mon 12 Mar 2018 4:00 PM

  • Hilton At the Ageas Bowl,
    Botley Road,
    West End,
    United Kingdom

    SO30 3XH

  • Branch meeting

    South Coast Branch

  • This event is free to attend


Following on from successful presentations to other IOSH members last year, we have invited Alan Plom, Rural Industries Group Vice-Chair, to present details of an HSE prosecution that highlights significant implications for those responsible for managing operations on water and an apparent gap in suitable training.

Working in association with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and WaterWise Training Ltd, this presentation will raise awareness of the issues and precautions associated with occupational water safety, in order to promote safe working on or near water. Information on two recently developed training packages: the RLSS UK’s National Water Safety Management Programme (NWSMP) and the WaterWise Training Foundation Course will also be presented.

Speaker: Alan Plom (IOSH Rural Industries Group Vice Chair) will highlight a number of significant incidents and HSE prosecutions and introduce practical and on-line training schemes which have only recently been developed specifically for work activities on or near water. It is hoped that guest speakers from these training organisations will also describe their own experiences and reasons for adopting their specific training methods. Alan will also describe a successful Networking Event run in 2015 by the Rural Industries Group, together with training organisations and water rescue experts.

Alan’s published article in SHP can be found on pp 36-38.

A short film available on RIG's Past Events page.

What's in it for you?

Almost any type of businesses or organisations may have staff or contractors carrying out work activities on or near water at sometime - even if only occasionally, or in an emergency. Are you suitably equipped and trained for this potentially hazardous operation?
Through attending this action-packed event, you can expect
to learn:
- the typical causes and locations of fatalities (particularly
drownings) and injuries related to working on water
- safe systems of work on or near water
- rescue techniques
- relevant legislation, standards, technology and good
- how to identify gaps in your systems and training needs
- how to identify further training needs and provisions.

This event qualifies for CPD and will provide a great opportunity for networking with other safety practitioners based in and around the South Coast.

Who should attend

Safety practitioners working in any sector.

What you need to know

This event is free to attend. Tea and coffee will be provided. The presentation follows the Branch meeting which starts at 2pm.
Parking is available at this venue.


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