• International Workplace
  • 8 April 2009

Workplace Law experts speak at USHA and AUDE Conferences

Rob Castledine, Associate Director of Health and Safety at Workplace Law will be giving a major presentation on Wednesday 8 April at the USHA Conference, Cardiff – ‘Safety, Health and well-being Management Systems in Practice’.

The subject of Rob’s talk will be ‘Square Pegs and Rounds Holes – Linking Safety Management and Safety Culture’. During his talk Rob will be discussing what the connection is between safety culture and effective H&S management systems and asking, “Is the culture driven by the system or does the system help form the culture?”

The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) is an organisation for the promotion of safety and health in higher education. USHA’s main objective is to provide an organisation for the exchange of information on all aspects of health and safety and related topics relevant to higher education, supporting the work of safety practitioners across a wide range of specialist areas.  The conference is sponsored by Workplace Law Group,  and other speakers include Dame Carol Black and the HSE.

Also today, Jayn Bond, Head of HR, and Simon Toseland, Head of Health and Safety at Workplace Law, will be speaking at AUDE’s annual conference, in Newport. The Association of University Directors of Estates’s (AUDE) aim is to promote excellence in the strategic planning and management, administration, operation and development of the University Estate and Facilities.

Jayn and Simon’s presentation is titled ‘Have you got your ‘Act’ together? – The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and Employment Law Update’ and will focus on the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, what its likely impact will be in the future, and other health and safety and employment law changes on the horizon.

Full details of both presentations will be published on the Workplace Law Network soon. For information on the conferences go to the USHA and AUDE conference sites.