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AGS Conference: Safety in Mind

AGS Conference: Safety in Mind


Safety in Mind

Date: 11th November 2019
Location: The Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, B92 0EJ

The inaugural AGS Safety in Mind Conference hosts a selection of leading industry experts and keynote speakers, who will present on health and safety developments in the geotechnical and geo-environmental industry.

Who is it for?

The Safety in Mind conference is aimed at anyone in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental sector who wishes to learn more about health and safety developments, issues and solutions in the industry.

Why attend?
1. Get CPD hours
2. Learn about developments in health & safety
3. Find out better ways to manage health & safety
4. Take part in practical workshops in mindfulness and H&S risks during intrusive investigations
5. Network with a wide range of professionals from the geotechnical and geo-environmental sector


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The Conference
Registration starts at 9:15am. The talks will begin at 10:00am and the conference is expected to finish by 4:00pm. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Topics covered will include practical advice on how individuals and companies can best meet legal obligations for health and safety, new toolsto manage health and safety effectively in the workplace, and a discussionon improving the safety culture within the industry. The conference will adopt a fresh approach to disseminating information and will feature breakout sessions and opportunities for discussion. It will also provide excellent networking opportunities with like-minded individuals.

Speakers include:

  • Chair - Adam Latimer, Ian Farmer Associates
  • Encouraging positive safety behaviours in your workforce - Quentin Emery, OCAID Ryder Marsh
  • Service avoidance and geophysical techniques - Gerwyn Leigh, RSK Safe Ground
  • Accident Investigation - Jeremy Mitchell, Callidus Health & Safety
  • How far is “So far as is reasonably practicable” when working at height during trial pitting? - Steve Everton, Jacobs
  • Lego Workshop: Health and safety awareness in the field - Roseanna Bloxham, RSK Environment
  • The challenges of HSE investigation - Richard Voke, Ashfords LLP
  • Mindfulness in the workplace - Chris Langer, CIRAS


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