Taking place at Thornton Hall in November, the event is is aimed in particular at businesses in its existing and prospective supply chain and will feature a number of expert speakers. Tony McDonough reports
Mersey shipbuilding and engineering firm Cammell Laird is to host a health and safety conference in Wirral in November.
The event, taking place on Thursday, November 28, is aimed in particular at businesses in its existing and prospective supply chain, and will feature a number of expert speakers from both inside and outside of Cammell Laird.
Being held at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, the conference will see the formal launch of Cammell Laird’s five-year health and safety plan. Speakers will come from Cammell Laird’s senior management team as well as Sarah Palfreyman a Health and Safety Executive inspector specialising in ship building and ship repair.
Other speakers include Neil Dando, a chief naval architect with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, whose role covers MOD naval compliance for stability, structures, escape, evacuation, aviation, and explosives.
They will be joined by renowned health and safety speaker Eldeen Pozniak, who is attending from Canada, and Dr Jennifer Napier, a practising occupational health physician, with a special interest in promoting wellbeing at work.
Tony Potter, Cammell Laird’s health, safety, environment and quality director said the event will share best practice and insight into how the business is evolving to meet the demands of industry.
He said: “This event is aimed at customers, suppliers, Health and Safety professionals as well as company directors. We want to show how health and safety is changing and our vision for the future of a safe and healthier shipyard.
“We are taking a stricter management-led approach to health and safety. That means everyone in the business lives it, drives it and understands it. Our approach is senior management led so the highest level of the company is responsible and accountable.
“This is why we want to extend the event to company directors – safety is your business, it is not just a department in your company. Having a rigorous approach to safety protects your people, your reputation and your bottom line.”
Earlier this year, in May, Cammell Laird was honoured in Parliament for its ‘best in class’ partnership working. The company was recognised for the way it shares knowledge, the leadership it demonstrates and the way it develops partnerships with suppliers, customers and businesses it works with.