18th June 2019 9:00 am

Safety and Health Expo 2019

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Come join us at the Safety and Health Expo 2019 at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London.

Located next to the Keynote Theatre and Leadership Forum, you will find us at Stand 2292, where we will be launching our new whitepaper ‘Co-creating the future of health and safety leadership development’.

From 3pm – 5:30pm (Tues 18th & Weds 19th only), we will also be hosting free drinks so you can come and meet the Acre team, as well as our Acre Frameworks Advisory Panel which includes key influential HSE leaders.

Get our your diaries now, and make sure you pop these key presentations in!

Tuesday 18th June

Acre Frameworks Presents – Agents of Change: Delivering change requires the practitioner to change

13:20 – 13:50 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
James Pomeroy –  Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES) Director, Lloyd’s Register

As the profession faces an unprecedented period of change with the emergence of a range of new theories, approaches and transformative technologies, what needs to change in our thinking and approach.

James Pomeroy will share what he has learnt from introducing new approaches and trialling new technology, and what these lessons mean for how safety practitioners approach to change and view success.

Acre Frameworks Presents – What it means to be an H&S Industry Ambassador

14:00 – 14:30 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
Stephanie Camm – Head of Health and Safety, Unite Students, Richard Collins – EHS Leader, GE Renewables, Anna Keen – Director, Acre Frameworks and Rebecca Walpole – Health and Safety Manager, Freshfields

Acre Frameworks have recently conducted the largest research projects into defining the non-technical competencies critical for success in the Health and Safety profession.
One of the critical Leadership competencies identified is ‘Industry Ambassador’. Anna Keen, Director of Frameworks, will explore this with a panel of rising Industry Ambassadors with the aim to answer the following questions:

-What does it mean to be an Industry Ambassador?
-What does it takes personally?
-Why is it important to be an Industry Ambassador?

Where is the mental health agenda headed in 2019?

14:15 – 14:45 Wellbeing Theatre
Claire Farrow – Conference Director, Mad World Forum, Rob Stephenson, Founder – ImsideOut, Kendelle Tekstar – Senior Product Manager, Acre Frameworks and Stacy Thomson – Founder, The Performance Club

This session will explore the significant changes that have happened over the past 18 months regarding how businesses are approaching mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and what is next for solution focused best practice.

Panel: How to attract, develop and retain the best talent in health and safety

16:00 – 16:45 Keynote Theatre
Anna Keen – Director, Acre Frameworks, Graham Finn – Corporate EHS Director, Amazon, Helen Davitt – Group Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Vodafone, Ruth Gallagher – Head of HSSE Operations, APM Terminals and James Pomeroy – Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, Lloyd’s Register

​Both the world of work and the world of Health and Safety are changing. Recruiting and retaining the right people is critical to achieving your strategy as a Health and Safety team – so how do you position yourself as the employer of choice for Health and Safety talent?

Anna Keen, Founder of Acre Frameworks, challenges a panel of Global Health and Safety Leaders to uncover the secrets to attracting, developing and ultimately retaining the best talent in Health and Safety. Whether you’re currently leading a team, you’re an aspiring leader or you’re a health and safety professional trying to understand who should get the benefit of your talent, this discussion hopes to provide a fresh and inspiring insight.

The panel will explore questions such as:

-What is ‘talent’ in Health and Safety?
-How do you attract talent?
-What does development mean to you and your team?
-How do you retain the right people?
-When do you support them to leave?

Inspiring & motivating business leaders to drive positive change

16:00 – 16:45 Leadership Theatre
Paul Wright – Group SHEQ Director, Biffa

Enabling business leaders to drive positive change is fundamental to establishing a strong health and safety culture. Health and safety practitioners are challenged to influence business leaders such that they actively and visibly champion improvement in workplace safety standards.

Paul will cover some of the challenges faced by health and safety practitioners associated with enabling business leaders to drive positive change. He will explore some of the most effective ways to secure business leader engagement with enhancing business health and safety performance.

Wednesday 19th June

From H&S to Business Risk Management

13:20 – 13:50 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
Ruth Denyer – Group Risk Director, ITV

​Making the move from talking about health and safety to a broader conversation about risk, what steps can you take? Ruth will be talking about different aspects that help this approach covering;
-Being curious about the business
-How the three lines of defence model helps
-Keeping things simple and working outside silos
-Talking about risks in plain English

Applying the concept of cathedral thinking to building a culture of operating excellence

15:00 – 15:30 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
Paul Leonard – Vice President, ARKEMA

​Building a cathedral took generations. Its similar to building a culture of operational excellence which can take generations in a company. To consolidate by building on a foundation of trust and leadership to develop a sense of Chronic unease and ultimately become a HRO. Paul will also introduce the concept of neuroscience applied to our operations which will be the next step in our journey to ZERO Unplanned events.

Thursday 20th June

The wellbeing professional of the future

12:45 – 13:15 Wellbeing Theatre
Jonathan Gawthrop – Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Emcor UK, Steve Howells – Group HSSE Director, Ladbrokes Coral Group, Matthew Rae – Director, Safety and Wellbeing, Vodafone and Kendelle Tekstar – Senior Product Manager, Acre Frameworks

This session will explore the landscape and projected direction of the burgeoning wellbeing industry, and where it intersects health and safety in different organisations through the eyes of three senior leaders with long-standing track records in the H&S industry. It will also examine what type of talent businesses are recruiting to effectively deliver on wellbeing in the workplace.

Curiosity: Why your career in health and safety depends on it

13:30 – 14:00 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
Helen Rawlinson – Director, Empowerment Ltd

How many of us like to be told how to do our job? No one. Yet organisations typically use learning mechanisms which prescribe, instruct, or define when looking to ‘improve’ their Health and Safety performance. Instead, what if curiosity was the basis of how we stretch ourselves and our organisations to think differently and continuously learn and improve? We will look at curiosity in three ways. First we will look at how curious we are as H&S professionals; we will then explore why a lack of curiosity is dangerous; finally, we will leave the session with a few takeaways to help you introduce more curiosity into your organisations.

The Power of Storytelling: Leadership Lessons from a Channel Swimmer

15:00 – 15:30 Leadership Theatre (Sponsored by Acre)
Nick Alford – HSE Director, UK&E at Serco

In his presentation, he reflects on how the commitment, preparation and training elements of this challenge reflect into leadership. In particular:
-Goal setting
-Managing expectations
-Dealing with negativity
-Fear of failure
-The importance of teamwork
-Pride in achievement

Event Details

From: 18th June 2019 9:00 am    To: 20th June 2019 3:00 pm

 Location: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL

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