IOSH (exhibition stand 16)
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace.
Our role: Supporting safety and health professionals
IOSH acts as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes. We give the safety and health profession a consistent, independent, authoritative voice at the highest levels.
Our single-minded focus is to support our members whose job is to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of working people. We share their passion and determination to cut the number of people who die or fall ill because of their work, by helping organisations to create safer, healthier and more sustainable working practices.
What we do: Support, research, advice, training
We support our members in a variety of practical and effective ways. We offer online forums, networking events, conferences, exhibitions and helplines to share information, advice, legal guidance and best practice.
We work with governments, advise policy-makers, commission research and set standards. We run high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of the issues that affect safety, health and wellbeing at work – from the causes of cancer to the hazards of dust, from safeguarding mental health to achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Our highly regarded training courses provide essential information, tools and skills for our members and their colleagues, suppliers and customers. Our membership grades are linked to internationally recognised qualifications, with Chartered Membership of IOSH acknowledged worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.
Why we do it: Safer, healthier workplaces
We empower our members to ensure that their organisations prioritise the safety, health and wellbeing of their workforce. That’s good for people, but it’s also good for business – strengthening business reputations, resilience and even results.
Our shared objective is a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person, every day
UK Research and Innovation (exhibition stand 15)
UK Research and Innovation is a new organisation that brings together the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England into a single organisation to create the best environment for research and innovation to flourish. The vision is to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. For more information visit www.ukri.org
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund brings together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. It provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers, part of the government’s £4.7 billion increase in research and development over the next 4 years. It plays a central role in the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. It is run by UK Research and Innovation, which comprises the Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.
Wates (exhibition stand 20)
Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. Our award-winning sustainability programme, which includes Safety, Health, and Wellbeing, underpins our commitment to the long-term future of the built environment and in supporting communities and people to prosper and thrive. We are committed to creating safe, healthy, working environments and, together with our employees, supply chain, and customers, we are restless in our approach to improving safety, health and wellbeing. Through developing positive cultures and behaviours, and in driving our ‘Zero Harm, We’re Safer Together campaign’, we are now one of the top performing companies for Safety, a topic that will always be top of our agenda.
PHE (exhibition stand 3)
We exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.
NEBOSH (exhibition stand 1)
NEBOSH is a leading global brand in health, safety and environmental qualifications. Our internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.
Since our inception in 1979 more than half a million people from around the world have studied for a NEBOSH qualification. Tens of thousands join their number every year studying with our network of 600 course providers in over 132 countries.
Our qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our students. They build the knowledge and skills which underpin competent performance as a health, safety and environmental professional.
In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade in recognition of our international success.
Ladder Association (not exhibiting)
The Ladder Association is the not-for-profit authority dedicated to promoting the safe use of ladders and stepladders.
We work closely with the HSE and the Access Industry Forum (AIF) to support codes of good practice, minimum standards for equipment, trained and qualified operatives and education in the work at height sector.
Our members include manufacturers, rental companies, training providers and ladder users. In addition to administering the LadderCard training scheme, we publish safety guidance, a code of practice and technical notes (free on our website).
Our current ladder safety initiative ‘Get a Grip’ has a very clear message “If it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely.”
Find out more at www.ladderassociation.org.uk/get-a-grip/
UK Asbestos Training Association (not exhibiting)
UK Asbestos Training Association - UKATA set the standards in asbestos training & ensures that its members meet those standards. UKATA Members train in excess of 200,000 tradespeople each year. The Association actively promote asbestos awareness, to include the dangers of working with the substance. Since being established in 2008, UKATA has gone from strength to strength, now numbering more than 190 member organisations from all corners of the UK.
UKATA offer Membership opportunities for Training providers and those working in the asbestos industry.
For more information see www.ukata.org.uk
The Construction Plant-hire Association CPA (exhibition stand 19)
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is the leading trade association for plant hire in the UK, established for over 75 years with over 1600 members and has an unrivalled knowledge of plant safety issues. The CPA produces a large range of plant safety guidance and technical publications, covering health, safety, legal, technical and operational requirements for plant operations - endorsed by the HSE and industry. All guidance has been written in conjunction with principal and specialist contractors, training organisations, employee organisations, safety specialists, as well as the HSE. All are available as a free download from the CPA website.
Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd (not exhibiting)
PASMA (exhibition stand 18)
PASMA (the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) is the international not-for-profit authority for the mobile access tower industry.
Committed to advancing safety and standards across a wide range of sectors, we act as a single, central source of information on all aspects of mobile access towers and are proactive in supporting and shaping product and safety standards.
We also oversee the delivery of the industry’s training scheme through a network of approved and audited training centres.
Working closely with the HSE, our key aim is to help promote a positive, proactive safety culture to our members and the industry at large.
For further information and free guidance, visit www.pasma.co.uk
A family run training provider and health and safety consultancy, delivering quality programmes and apprenticeships nationwide. Our team of experienced consultants can provide a comprehensive consultancy and training service to give you peace of mind with all your health and safety requirements.
We can support with all aspects of apprenticeship programmes, from recruitment service to training needs analysis and recommendation of services. This allows large employers to make the most of their apprenticeship levy, secure new talent or develop their existing staff. Equally we support SME employers to utilitse government funding in recruiting apprentices or upskill their workforce.
Institute of Occupational Medicine
Go Home Healthy (exhibition stand 6 & 7)
Locher (exhibition stand 5)
LOcHER is an approach for students and apprentices to identify health and safety risks in their area of study; learn about them and showcase how they can protect their health and safety; and take that experience into the world of work.
It is designed to deliver risk control experience throughout the curriculum. Employers can use the project approach to engage workers in a more engaging way than the traditional “slide and screen”, booklets and handout methods.
- A proven method of learning, retaining, and recalling new information
- Interesting, engaging, safe and practical
- Helps students develop valuable employment and life skills
- Contributes to a College's 5Rs - Recruitment, Retention, Results, Recognition, and Rewards
Helping Great Britain Work Well (exhibition stand 21)
HSE RPE (exhibition stand 8 & 9)
HSE shared research programme (exhibition stand 10 & 11)
HSE publications and products (exhibition stand 13)
Manufacturing Technology Centre
AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. Macclesfield AstraZeneca campus is the largest pharmaceutical site in the UK and has approximately 3,000 employees and 500 suppliers/contractors. A wide variety of ergonomic activities take place associated with packing, product manufacture, chemical plant, warehousing, distribution, laboratory, and office activities. We radically improved the prevention and management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) at Macclesfield Campus and were invited by the HSE to share our improvement journey with others at HSE Connect.