British Glass recently hosted a joint event under the CHARGE banner with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a number of other trade associations on Health and Safety leadership.
Held at the Jurys Inn hotel in Derby alongside the British Ceramics Federation, Glass and Glazing Federation, British Precast Concrete Federation, and Stone Federation, the event saw over 100 delegates from across different industries attend.
CHARGE is a forum for member industries of glass and glazing, concrete, ceramics, cement, stoneworkers, refractories and bricks to promote improved standards of health and safety.
The main responsibilities of the group include gathering intelligence, supporting policy development and implementation, agreeing industry standards and monitoring the health and safety performance of the industry among others.
Presentations on the day were delivered by several HSE experts, including Divisional Director Health and Work programme Peter Brown, Social research scientist Science Division Beverly Bishop and Head of Human and organisational performance Science Division Ed Corbett, before case studies with a focus on leadership were presented from across industry.
HSE Adviser Paul Pearcy said:
“We were delighted with how well attended the event was; leadership in health and safety is extremely important in changing the culture of the company and we hope attendees will implement some of the skills and lessons learnt from their peers in their own organisations to improve health and safety performance.
"In order to capitalise on the popularity of this event and to continue the good work of the CHARGE group, we will be supporting the continuation of an annual event alongside our partners.”
British Glass will publish details early in 2020 and we encourage our members to join us at the annual event.