The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

AGS Conference: Safety in Mind

AGS Conference: Safety in Mind


Safety in Mind

Date: 21st 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.

Hear from inspiring speakers including:

Matt Hazleton, ROSPA Rising Star Award Winner 2017
In this emotive and important talk, Matt will discuss the workplace accident that has affected his life forever. Matt was a director of a company and on his site he painfully lost two brothers and two best friends. In this hard hitting story Matt discusses the accident itself, the constant hassle he received from the media and the court case he had to endure being a director of a company. A raw and important talk from Matt is vital to hear, to help increase awareness in all levels of safety.

Keynote: John Gulley of Highways England
Get an insight into how a client approaches geotechnical work with John's insightful keynote, 'Geotechnical work – A clients' perspective'. John will cover how a major client approaches, manages and assures Geotechnical work.

Book now: Don't miss out, book your place >

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


To register your attendance, download and complete a registration form. Any questions, please contact

9:15am - Registration
10:00am - Talks begin. Lunch and refreshments are included
4:00pm - Conference finishes

Safety in Mind is chaired by Adam Latimer from Ian Farmer Associates, and will cover the following topics:

  • Keynote: Geotechnical work - A clients' perspective - John Gulley, Highways England
  • Four Friends - Matt Hazleton, Motivational Safety Speaker
  • Workplace Wellbeing: Putting mindfulness into practice - Karen Puttick, The Healthy Employee
  • The challenges of HSE investigation - Richard Voke, Ashfords LLP
  • Manual Handling: A Different Approach - Harold Floyd, Pristine Condition
  • How to have effective safety conversations - Quentin Emery, OCAID Ryder Marsh
  • Service avoidance and geophysical techniques - Gerwyn Leigh, RSK Safe Ground
  • Stress Awareness - 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


Promote your organisation, relevant products or services, to our audience of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers with one of the new sponsorship packages. Contact to find out more.

Become a Member

Join the British Geotechnical Association to keep up to date with the latest BGA news