• Birmingham

Are you interested in looking at safety through a different lens, focusing on success and taking an agile and adaptive approach to how you lead your workforce?

In partnership with Acre, Art of Work will deliver the second of a series of Safety Innovation Breakfasts. This is a great opportunity to meet industry and thought leaders who are engaged in progressive change for safety.

Safety has traditionally been about the elimination of negative outcomes (incidents, injuries, errors, malfunctions). While this approach of fixing what doesn't work has lead to significant improvements it has also produced several problematic side effects: disengagement and disempowerment of people, increasing bureaucracy, loss of innovation and productivity. Furthermore, many organisations now struggle with plateauing safety records. Some industries even experience increasing injury and fatality rates despite unprecedented investments in safety.

Over the last 5 years, a growing number of organisations and thought-leaders have developed a set of ideas and practices that help organisations to manage safety differently. This breakfast event, delivered in Birmingham, is designed to introduce attendees to succinct ideas and practices of managing safety differently. Attendees will learn about the limitations of traditional assumptions of safety, as well as alternative ways to understand what happens at work.

Price: £118.80 GBP (including VAT)

Registration:

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Speakers:

Michael Tooma

Michael Tooma is the Asia Pacific lead partner of Clyde &Co's Regulation and Investigation practice. He is recognised as one of the pre-eminent health and safety lawyers in the region. Michael's practice covers a broad range of regulatory, corporate governance and compliance areas, particularly occupational health and safety, security and anti-terrorism, product safety, aviation safety, rail safety, construction safety, food safety, maritime safety, road safety and chain of responsibility.

Michael has written and lectured extensively on OHS law and is the author of numerous texts on occupational health and safety law and practice in Australia and New Zealand. Michael is actively involved in law reform in occupational health and safety. He assisted in the drafting of National Model Mine Safety legislation in Australia and is a member of the Western Australian Ministerial Advisory Panel on Work Health and Safety Reforms. Michael is consistently ranked as a leader in the legal directories.

John Green

John Green has worked in the oil, gas, petrochemical, electronic and aviation sectors. He began his working life as a major hazards inspector for the HSE in the late 1970s. He then spent periods overseas with BP on Das Island, ADNOC in Abu Dhabi, CALTEX in Bahrain and Total where he was Head of Safety during the construction of the South Pars industrial complex. On returning to the UK John held senior positions with Motorola, British Airways and Board level positions with Severn Trent and Alfred McAlpine. He is currently Director HSEQ and Corporate Responsibility for Laing O’Rourke's European hub.

John holds degrees in Occupational Health and Safety, Integrated Pollution Mgmt, and Risk Mgmt as well as qualifications in Psychology, Law and Change Mgmt. He spends any spare time that he has climbing, scuba diving and in any other pursuit that requires risk management skills.

Daniel Hummerdal

Daniel is the Director of Safety Innovation at Art of Work and is recognised in Australia and overseas as a leading safety thinker and practitioner. After an initial career as a commercial pilot, Daniel studied psychology, graduating with a Master of Science in Psychology from Linköping University in Sweden. Daniel also holds Masters level courses in Human Factors in Aviation. He has worked as an accident investigator with the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration, as a Human Factors consultant with Dedale (France), and been engaged in industrial safety research in Sweden, France and Australia. Daniel has most recently been the Safety Innovation Leader for Thiess based in Brisbane and prior to this corporate role he was the Safety Practices Leader at Sinclair Knight Merz. Daniel is passionate about finding innovative ways to help organisations to improve safety. He is also the founder of www.safetydifferently.com