Resilience in safety in times of change: Safety - past, present and future

Ireland South Branch event

Resilience in safety in times of change:  Safety - past, present and future
  • Wed 14 Feb 2018 8:00 AM -
    Wed 14 Feb 2018 3:45 PM

  • Rochestown Park Hotel,
    Rochestown Rd,
    Co. Cork,

  • Branch seminar, Conference

    Ireland South Branch

  • Member full pass: €100.00 
  • Non-member full pass: €120.00 


The IOSH Ireland South Branch is pleased to confirm details of an upcoming full day conference which will be looking at ‘Resilience in safety in times of change’, taking place at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on the 14 of February 2018.

Over the past century, societies and working conditions have changed dramatically and the speed of change appears to be continuing to accelerate.  Along with developing technology and research, new risks and hazards have evolved, but so too has our understanding and ability to combat them. In safety, one size does not fit all, and one approach doesn’t work for every situation.  Given the hundreds and thousands of tools, techniques, practices, and approaches available to a safety leader, how does one decide what is best for a specific project, team or company.  Is there a way to cut through the mass of information and choose an approach that allows flexibility, adaptability, and resilience?

With this event, we plan to inform attendees of the latest advances in health and safety research and implementation, and will equip them to bring about positive changes within their organisations leading to safer places and systems of work and the protection of health, safety and wellbeing of the people who work within them.

What's in it for you?

In attending this event, you will gain a huge insight into the latest thinking in safety, as well as understanding the complexity to both practical and intractable problems in safety and risk management. Following the event you will be able to demonstrate the importance of adaptive systems and keeping organisational learning alive, whilst also exploring what happens when an organisation dares to think about safety differently, deviating from outdated approaches to safety and introducing new ways of thinking.

This event boasts a fantastic line-up of world-renowned speakers, including Stephen Carver, Professor Dave Snowdon, John Green, Richard Grogan, Dr Helen Russell and Tim Dowling, all of which will be providing vital information on:

  • the importance of communication and leadership around complex strategic safety and adaptive systems 
  • change management and our approach to managing safety within organisations
  • relevant legal policies around health and safety laws, including the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Acts and the Organisation of Working Time Act
  • trends in the construction industry and work related injury and illness, and;
  • HSA inspections and trends, and how to address issues  

Who should attend

This event is very much aimed at both members and non-members of IOSH, and any person with an interest in health and safety, including construction health and safety. It will benefit health and safety managers, safety officers and other people including IOSH members of all grades with an interest in managing safety and keeping up to date with current best practice.

As with all IOSH events, any value gained from attending this event can be recorded in your CPD portfolio.

What you need to know

There will be an exhibition taking place at this event. If you would like to, or know of anyone who would be interested in exhibiting, please contact Ben Pollard who will be able to discuss the available options with you.

Bookings are now being taken for this event and a full event flyer is now available to download.

To book your place on this event, simply download the event flyer and complete the booking details, and send it to the bookings team. Alternatively, you can contact the bookings team directly on +44 (0)116 257 3197 and they will be able to take your booking over the phone. 

If you have any questions about this event at all, please contact Ben Pollard who will be able to assist. Alternatively, if you have any questions about the local area, please email the Branch committee directly. 

This event includes lunch and refreshments.


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