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APSE Health and Safety Seminar 2015

APSE Health and Safety Seminar 2015

Hamilton Townhouse, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Scotland, ML3 6HH
Thursday 19th November 2015

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Seminar objectives

The intention of the seminar is to inform corporate and service managers about their responsibilities in terms of health, safety and wellbeing, to provide an update about developments across the sector and highlight a number of case studies. Speakers include Jonathan Cowlan from Pinsent Masons discussing what councils need to have in place to deal with accidents and Dr Margaret Cunningham from the University of Stirling talking about stress and its impacts across an organisation. The agenda for employee and community wellbeing is constantly developing yet it remains vital that managers and officers are aware of their responsibilities and that local authority services help to protect their communities.
This seminar will look at strategic and operational issues as well as highlighting a number of projects which are being taken forward at individual local authorities. Topics addressed include the role of managers, what constitutes wellbeing, driving, corporate support systems and stress. Each of these has a potential impact on staff management and productivity. Further sessions will look at specific projects including community engagement, infection control and driving behaviour.



Jonathan Cowlan, Health and Safety Senior Manager
Pinsent Masons LLP

Wendy Henderson, Health Improvement & Diversity Manager
Edinburgh City Council

Dr Margaret Cunningham, Research Fellow
University of Stirling

John Handling, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager
Perth & Kinross Council

Julie Harkins, Health and Safety Manager
South Lanarkshire Council

Paul Holland, Principal Prevention Officer, East Renfrewshire Council
Dominic McMahon, Licensing Standards Officer, East Renfrewshire Council

Kevin Masson, Team Leader – Cleaning Service
Aberdeen City Council

Graham Hodgkins, Asset Management Strategist
Fife Council

Emil Laiolo, Transport Manager
Glasgow City Council



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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