Article summary: These briefings currently take place twice a year, in April and October.
The topics covered at each briefing will differ in line with what’s occurring in the industry at that time. Past topics include:
- Prominent health and safety cases
- PPE regulations
- HSE inspectors
- Vaping v Smoking
- Major incidents - what do we need to know?
- Occupational road risk - the size of the problem
- Mental health first aid
- 3D printers - managing the risks
- Health and safety panel to answer your questions
- Networking opportunities
The briefings aim to inform health and safety professionals about the latest industry developments at that time, focusing on how it is relevant within a business setting and how the information can be utilised. Keeping up-to-date and well informed about new policies and procedures can enhance your ability to do a good job, ultimately benefiting your organisation.
The briefings generally follow a format of a number of short sessions delivered by various trainers, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Delegates are invited to input to the sessions at any point and practical exercises will be incorporated where the subject allows to instill relevance.
Due to COVID restrictions, the upcoming briefing will be a free, one-hour online session via Zoom. It is hoped that by the October briefing, we will be able to resume our usual format, which is for the session to take place at our Portsmouth Training Centre. The on-site briefings commence at 9.15am with breakfast rolls, hot drinks and the chance to network with fellow attendees.
Who leads the briefings?
The Head of Health, Safety and Environment delivers an introduction and individual trainers will deliver a separate topic each. Visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about some of our trainers…
Why are the briefings useful?
- They allow you to take part in discussions with like-minded people and learn about current health and safety topics and the latest industry developments.
- They’ll provide a starting point, urging you to kickstart your own company-specific approach.
- They offer the chance to dissect relevant topics and apply them to real-life situations.
- The sessions are delivered by industry experts, whose experience you can draw upon.
- They provide a solid foundation for further health and safety learning.
Make a suggestion!
We cover a wide range of health and safety topics within our Breakfast Briefings, but if there’s something that you’d like to see covered in particular, please get in touch to make a suggestion.
Upcoming briefing - 23 April 2021, 1pm
FREE one-hour online session (via Zoom)
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