Past events

Please visit this page regularly to see past event presentations and webinar recordings

2017

6 September 2017 – Occupational health – prevention and control

Event programme

Presentations:

John Boyle – Recipe for health

Julie Routledge – Keep a check – health surveillance and risk assessment

Julie Routledge additional documents

Andrew Hounslea – Hear today, gone tomorrow

Andrew Hounslea – Speak up!

Dr Bill Jenkinson and Dr Selwyn Black – Keeping well in the workplace

Alan McArthur – Face-fit testing of respiratory protective equipment

Chris Green – Risky business

2016

14 November 2016 – Health and safety culture change workshop – Nestlé

This was the third in a series of health and safety culture change workshops, held at food and drink manufacturing company sites.

Nestlé is the largest food manufacturer in the world with an exciting portfolio of brands manufactured in the UK&I including Kit Kat, Aero, Nescafé and Polo.

York Factory is one of the world’s largest confectionery manufacturing plants.  Kit Kat (2 and 4 finger), Kit Kat Chunky Original, Polo Range, Aero, Yorkie, Milky Bar and Aero Bubbles are all produced in York.  In addition, there is a cocoa processing centre on site and Chocolate Elect where the manufacture of milk and dark chocolate takes place.  Up to 6 million Kit Kats are made in York Factory each day, that’s over a billion a year.  The Factory employs around 770 permanent employees plus around 60 contractors.

The visit shared the experiences of Nestlé in developing and implementing safety culture change and improving their safety performance.

Please see the presentation and photo from the day. 

13 July 2016 – Health and safety culture change workshop – Molson Coors Brewing Company

This was the second in the series of health and safety culture change workshops, held at food and drink manufacturing company sites.

Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer with 18,000 employees and 31 breweries selling brands in more than 50 countries.  In the UK they produce a portfolio of leading brands such as Carling, the UK’s best selling beer, Coors Light, Cobra, Doom Bar, Blue Moon, Grolsch, Caffrey’s and Worthington’s. 

Beer has been brewed on the Burton site since 1744 and, at 115 acres, Burton brewery is the largest in the UK and the second largest in Europe.  The brewery employs around 500 permanent employees plus around 300 permanent contractors producing bottles, cans and kegs of the UK’s most well-known beers.   

The workshop focused on health and safety culture change across Molson Coors operations nationally and featured some of the related local initiatives which have enabled the company health and safety vision and mission to come to life at Burton on Trent and other Molson Coors sites.

Please see the presentation from the day

Click on the links below to view photo’s from the day.

Photo 001 – the site shift manager giving the group an introduction to his role and to the brewing area on the plant

Photo 008 – this was the high standard seen by the tour group across the site

Photo 014 – the group viewing the canning area for one of the products

24 May 2016 - Webinar on Occupational health issues and criminal enforcement

Presentation

Webinar recording

26 April 2016 - Health and safety culture change workshop – Allied Bakeries

This was the first in a series of health and safety culture change workshops to be held at food and drink manufacturing company sites. The host company Allied Bakeries, is part of Associated British Foods plc.  Allied Bakeries employs around 4,500 people producing popular brands such as Kingsmill, Allinson, Burgen and Sunblest.

The Stockport site employs over 520 staff who make, bake and distribute more than two million units of product every week.

The bakery has recently had c£50 million investment in plant and infrastructure. As well as delivering improved productivity, the investment has enabled significant health and safety related improvements in the workplace.

The workshop focussed on health and safety culture change across Allied Bakeries operations nationally and featured some of the related local initiatives which have enabled the company health and safety vision and mission to come to life at Stockport and other Allied Bakery sites.

Feedback from the event has been excellent. Please see the presentation for full details.

9 March – MSDs – A holistic approach

Event programme

Presentations

Jane Ward - Introduction to MSDs – causes and influences

Matt Birtles - MSDs and health and safety culture

Gary Love - “Stand Tall” Dispatch End of Line Packaging Solution

John Pelling - Managing MSDs via Behaviour Change

Jane Ward - A Biopsychosocial Approach to Return to work for MSDs

20 January - Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

Presentation - Chris Green - Sentencing Guidelines and Corporate Manslaughter

Webinar recording

2015

The national food and drink manufacturing conference 2015

The The national food and drink manufacturing conference 2015 was a great success, drawing over 130 health and safety practitioners and business leaders from across the country.

The presentation slides from the conference and a selection of photos from the conference can be seen on the The national food and drink manufacturing conference 2015.

Previous events by topic:

Ammonia

Behavioural safety

Business Continuity/Crisis management:

  • From the Director's Chair
  • Business Continuity Management

Change management

Electrical safety

Fire

  • Fire risk management
  • Design and build

Legionella/duct work cleaning

Occupational health

  • Flour dust

Slips and Trips

Work equipment

Workplace transport