Improve Safety,

Reduce Incidents,

Save Lives

Tuesday 29th – Wednesday 30th September


5 Hours of

Networking & Meetings Sessions


6 Hours of

Workshop Sessions


2 Hours of

Keynote Panel Sessions


Day 1 – Tuesday 29th September 2020

09:00 – 09:30 am

Logins Open

Meetings & Networking Session 1

09:15 – 09:30 am

Welcome to the Congress

Hosted by: Paul Clark

09:30 – 10:30 am

Opening Keynote Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Teresa Swinton, Paradigm HP

Title: Courageous Leadership

This year, more than any other year we have seen examples of all different types of Leadership, some inspirational and some not so much.  Navigating your people and your organisation through these unprecedented challenges successfully has required courage.  What traits do courageous leaders have and how can we capture the courageous leadership spirit that we have seen during the pandemic and distill that into the traits of a newly developing leader in the years to come?


10:30 – 10:50 am

Meetings & Networking 2 

10:50 – 11:20 am

Workshop 1

Hosted by: Rob Leech, Product Development Director, Airsweb

Title: Looking back and moving forward: How anomaly detection and similar events reduce unwanted events.

Data is the modern-day oil, with huge value often lying dormant or unseen. The Safety industry is no exception with EHS professionals presented with increasing amounts of data and a growing number of sources from social media to ever expanding IOT and system integrations.


The opportunity to find valuable insights can easily be missed due to the amount and frequency of changing data. One way to automatically gain data insights faster and more efficiently is to introduce anomaly detection methods and similar event tools. These provide a powerful channel to automatically detect changes or shifts in safety data or similar patterns of events that previously would go unseen.


Join Jason Wright, Business Development Director, for an engaging and interesting session on a subject relevant for all EHS professionals. Be part of the start of this conversation, exploring the possibilities for using anomaly detection and similar event patterns to increase insights that are currently ‘unobserved’.


Definition: Anomaly detection refers to identification of items or events that do not conform to an expected pattern or to other items in a dataset that are usually undetectable by a human expert.

11:20 – 11:40 am

Meetings & Networking 3

11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Workshop 2

Hosted by: John Dunne, Group Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Director at Wates

Title: How to build a successful Safety & Health Strategy and Campaign.

We all know that to achieve safety and health success and create a positive safety culture you need a clear strategy. But does any really teach us how to go about this?  What are the essential aspects that we need to include?  What do we avoid along the way and who do we need to involve?  Over the last 20 years, John has been involved in two successful global safety and health strategies and associated campaigns whilst at Balfour Beatty and now currently with Wates Group.  How was the shift from an OK performance to an industry-leading one achieved?  What are the essential elements needed for success?

12:10 – 12:30 pm

Meetings & Networking 4

12:30 – 01:00 pm

Workshop 3

Hosted by: MOBOTIX

Title: Thermal Technology in the Workspace

No escape! MOBOTIX Thermal Temperature Detection

Thermal imaging has evolved past just seeing in the dark, the uses of this technology vary but can be applied to protection, warning, asset management and health.

Concrete support in many industries

More and more industrial companies, public institutions, authorities and health organizations use thermal imaging technology to protect their assets, personnel and provide proactive warning systems.

By using heat signatures and applying ranges based on the environment and the application MOBOTIX Thermal Solutions mitigate overheating, risk of fires, identify elevated temperatures and enable first line defense in complete darkness as well as during the day.

A proactive pandemic warning system 

MOBOTIX thermal technology is – for example at airports, public institutions and hospitals – an established proactive warning system during a pandemic. The MOBOTIX TR (Thermal Radiometry) technology measures thermal radiation of people and objects in the entire image acquisition area. 

MOBOTIX thermal technology does not replace medical devices, but it can help to analyze critical situations in order to decide on further action. Considering the ambient conditions and using a black body radiator, a measurement accuracy of about 0.3 degrees Celsius can be achieved. The MOBOTIX Thermal Radiometry (TR) models automatically alarm when the temperature exceeds or falls below defined limits.

01:00 – 01:40 pm

Lunch, Meetings & Networking 4 & 5

01:40 – 02:10 pm

Workshop 4

Hosted by: John Green, VP Global HSE, SNC Lavalin

Title: Shifting Gears

Many organisations are looking to improve the management of safety and many safety practitioners are wondering what this looks like and how they can support of even initiate such change. This session will examine the key areas of focus as well as the personal changes needed within the safety profession to allow such occur.

02:10 – 02:30 pm

Meetings & Networking 6

02:30 – 03:00 pm

Workshop 5

Hosted by: DEKRA

Title: Cyber attacks on Process Plants

Almost all process plants across all industries operate using computer control systems. Many of these systems are connected directly or indirectly to the outside world. This is useful for engineers to remotely access plant information from their computers but it leaves the plant vulnerable to being hacked by a Cyber attacker. There have already been instances of this across the process industries and beyond. At best this will reduce profit, but at worst it can lead to the loss of life and corresponding business and reputational damage.

DEKRA Process Safety have developed a tool that allows systematic analysis of your plant’s control systems to understand the consequences of a Cyber Attack and identify whether you have sufficient barriers in place to properly manage the risk and mitigate the event.

Our process has been developed to meet the requirements of the Competent Authorities, using OG0086 and IEC61511. 

This session will provide:

              Guidance on why and how you need to undertake a Cyber Security Risk Assessment

              How to use independent barriers to reduce the chances of a successful Cyber Attack

              How to assess high integrity safety systems against Cyber Attack

Clive de Salis, the presenter is an experienced Process Safety Professional with many years of experience in undertaking a wide range of Risk Assessments, from HAZOP, to SIL and more. He is a published author in the field of Safety Instrumented Systems, being the author of the IChemE book which is referenced in IEC61511.


03:00 – 03:20 pm

Meetings & Networking 7

03:20 – 03:50 pm

Workshop 6

Hosted by: Malcolm Staves, Corporate Health & Safety Director, L’Oreal

Title: LIFE Programme: L’Oreal’s approach to high-risk management

With the focus on developing an interdependent health & safety culture, implementing ergonomic initiates, compliance to L’Oréal standards (over 100) and driving down incident frequency rates  resulted in a increase in demands of both the line management and EHS teams. It was observed in 2014 that the focus on low probability, yet catastrophic event, was more and more off sites radar.  We need to do something different to make sure that these type of events were under control everywhere. As  consequence the LIFE programme was born. This workshop will introduce you to the L’Oréal global approach to managing and controlling  “Serious Incident and Fatality”  incidents before they happen“. 

03:50 – 04:10 pm

Meetings & Networking 8

04:10 – 05:00 pm

Workshop 7

Hosted by: Larry Wilson, Co-CEO, Safe Start

Title: Defenseless Moments: A Different Perspective On Serious Injuries And Fatalities

Recordable injuries have come down over the last 10 years but serious injuries and fatalities have not–why? One potential explanation is that the standard model or matrix for risk assessment (probability of severity vs. probability of occurrence) didn’t include human factors: The component or piece of metal doesn’t care if it fails or breaks, but we do. In this session, participants will learn what really causes the majority of serious injuries and fatalities. It is not intuitive.  More importantly, they will also learn four critical error reduction techniques that have been proven to significantly reduce serious injuries with over 4,000,000 employees in 66 countries, 24/7.

Day 2 – Wednesday 30th September 2020

09:10 – 09:30 am

Logins Open

Meetings & Networking Session 9

09:30 – 10:30 am

Opening Keynote Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Tim Marsh, Anker & Marsh & Larry Wilson, SafeStart

Title: Key Performance Indicator Panel

We all know some leading indicators are more reliable than others. Unfortunately, none of them are perfect. Near-miss reports are valuable simply in terms of “preventing the next one”. But the number of near-miss reports being turned in is also important. Observations can be a good leading indicator for problem areas or behaviours, but only if they are quality observations. Hazard reports can also be reliable, and in some cases audits can be used as leading indicators. However, a low-quality audit that provides a favorable “score” could also lead to a false sense of security. But in the end, someone has to decide. What will this organization or corporation believe in enough to make significant changes on a proactive basis (change course, change senior operations personnel or stop the operation entirely).

And, if we abandon theory and just look at reality, are there any real-world examples? 

The purpose of this expert panel is to let you hear from the people who actually have to make these decisions at a global level like Paul Hendry, Alex Carnevale and Dr. Waddah Ghanem, and to hear from people like Jim Spigner and Tim Marsh who have talked with hundreds of Safety professionals in North America and the UK. 

Although some of the panelists have changed, this session on reliable leading indicators has already been done in India, Asia, The Middle East,  North America and Latin America. So the findings from those webinars and what those experts have said about leading indicators, and which ones they rely on will also be shared. What was really interesting and totally unexpected was that they all (coincidentally) believed in the same thing or the same leading indicator as being the most reliable.  And finally, we will also have some time at the end where you can ask questions, either to a specific person or to the entire panel.

10:30 – 11:00 am

Meetings & Networking 10

11:00 – 11:30 am

Workshop 8

Hosted by: Paul Hendry, Global VP HSE, Jacobs

Title: Growing your own

Jacobs HSE team undertook an HSE staff Global survey to gauge HSE staff engagement after a large merger. The results were not a surprise but alarming. We decided to take a strategic approach to improve morale, retain our talent but also to help them grow personally and as a team.

We will take you through how we: 

             Encouraged a giving and learning culture through mentoring,

             Spread knowledge and best practices across the globe. 

             Got ready for emerging markets with high calibre HSE professionals

             Retained our talent and attracted new talent.

             Increased engagement within the team 

             Had people fall in love with the profession and the organisation again

11:30 – 11:50 am

Meetings & Networking 11

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

Workshop 9

Hosted by: Philip Gilling, Consultant, Paradigm Human Performance Ltd

Title: Courageous Leaders

Courageous Leaders set their people up for success and regularly hold the mirror up to their own behaviours and attitudes, often finding themselves wanting.  This is true in almost every aspect of leadership, except when it comes to managing Health and Safety risk.  When an accident happens, it’s the Health and Safety Manager who often carries the can.  When a budget gets overspent or a project loses money we rarely hear of the Finance Manager having to explain what he or she is going to do about it.  Commercial and financial risk is the responsibility of the Project Manager, hiring and firing the workers is the responsibility of the Line Manager, so why are so many organisations still ‘blaming’ the safety manager when someone else screws up?  In this workshop, we will explore why the Health and Safety community must step-up to the challenge of making sure that health and safety are seen as a line management responsibility and showing our leadership peer group how to be mindful of and accountable for the shadow they cast.

12:20 – 13:00 pm

Lunch, Meetings & Networking 12 & 13

01:00 – 01:30 pm

Workshop 10

Hosted by: Graeme Waller, EHS Director – UK, The North British Distillery Company Ltd

Title: Why am I here?

A question that throughout the ages has caused crises of conscious, worry and nervousness.  In our workshop together, I want us to consider this question, not in this traditional context, but by focusing on why health and safety continues to be a dark art or mystical science that not everyone wants to or knows how to engage.

I would also like to try something different, so in advance of the workshop could I please ask you to download an app called from your Android or iOS store?  This is a simple app that will allow for some live audience participation with a little bit of anonymity – who doesn’t love that?!  The alternative is roleplay – I think you know the answer!

01:30 – 01:50 pm

Meetings & Networking 14

01:50 – 02:20 pm

Workshop 11

Hosted by: Danny Sculthorpe, Former Rugby League Player, Mental Health Public Speaker, State of Mind

Title: Mental Health and Well-being Using the Power of Sport.

Danny Sculthorpe, Former Rugby League Player and Mental Health Public Speaker from State of Mind will use his knowledge and experience of life as a professional sportsman, including his personal lived experience of mental health, to raise awareness about mental fitness issues in sport and how this relates to the workforce.  During this session, Danny will describe the symptoms of anxiety and depressed moods, discuss issues of suicide prevention and list the signs of potential alcohol and drug misuse.  He will share information to improve mental fitness and wellbeing and consider the setting of goals and measures for overcoming adversity.  Danny will emphasise the importance of being part of a team supporting each other and how this translates from playing a sport, to the workplace as well as encourage looking out for and responding to workmates who might be experiencing problems.

02:20 – 02:40 pm

Meetings & Networking 15

02:40 – 03:10 pm

Workshop 12

Hosted by: Andrew Barker, General Manager Group HSE, Rezayat Group

Title: It is not about you!

Dinosaurs were rubbish at coming up with ideas and are now extinct.

Along came humans and used ideas more than opposable thumbs to make differences in shaping our lives. 

In this session, we will explore why ideas are important to us and how the HSE professional can use someone else’s ideas to achieve sustainable good choices in business.

We will explore how ideas engage or disengage and help us grow or withdraw and why not using someone else’s ideas will help make the HSE profession as extinct as the dinosaurs!

  • Homework Exercise 1: Understand what the Sanskrit word RASA means
  • Homework Exercise 2: Watch the movie Inception
  • Homework Exercise 3: Watch Black Mirror “Nosedive” on Netflix

03:10 – 03:15 pm


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