About the event
This presentation will provide delegates with a better understanding of a non-HSE regulator approach to risk assessment and how focus on legal compliance may mean that gaps occur whilst attempting to control risk.
About the speaker
Toby Thorp is an Environmental Health Officer, working exclusively in the field of health and safety enforcement since 2007 in the Square Mile. As Local Authority regulator he isn’t involved in the management of construction safety but often has to resolve and address residual or arising issues when sites become operational. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner having originally studied Microbiology at the University of Birmingham and then gaining further diplomas in the Science of Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment.
The City of London Corporation has a dual role of promoting development and business within the Square Mile whilst ensuring regulatory compliance for matters such as health and safety where it is the enforcing authority – which is the majority of premises.
The City of London are keen to ensure operational safety for those working in maintenance and cleaning with regards to work at height and recognise that the detail of design decisions has a large impact on the lifelong safety of a building. They have been working with operators and contractors for many years on improving work at height practices, most recently establishing a pan-stakeholder working group to concentrate on supply chain management gaps, in addition to a popular series of YouTube videos aimed at Facilities Management organisations.
With potentially high hazard environments the devil is in the detail and Toby will talk about the need for not treating risk assessment as a paperwork exercise – either operationally or from a design perspective – and question whether the UK’s perceived climate for health and safety management (operationally at least) detracts from actually reducing risk.
6.30pm: Presentation start
APS members: £10 + VAT
Non members: £15 + VAT