CIEH Health and Safety Conference

Half-day conference

CIEH member: £70
Affiliate member: £170
Non-member: £170
CIEH Student member: FOC

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About this conference

The CIEH Health and Safety Conference provides an essential platform for delegates to hear about the latest government initiatives and policy updates on health and safety. There will be a focus on mental health in many areas that are affecting the public, and what we can do to raise awareness of this. We will also explore the latest case studies surrounding health, safety and wellbeing, links to local authorities and what organisations should be aware of.

Conference topics

The following subjects will be explored in more detail at the conference:

  • Key priorities for health and safety in environmental health – delivered by Stuart Hughes, President Elect, IOSH
  • Latest on the BS 30416 Menstruation, Menstrual Health and Menopause in the Workplace - Guidance
  • Case studies on health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Is the legal system distracting organisations from good health and safety practices?

Why should you attend?

  • Hear the latest updates on all aspects relating to health and safety, mental health, and environmental health
  • Listen to high-level keynote speakers discussing the latest policies and guidance
  • Learn from the latest work and case studies in monitoring and managing health, safety, and wellbeing


Health and Safety Conference programme

CPD: 4 Hours

Key sponsor

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Chris Dark

Chris Dark, Global QHSE Director at Global Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE). Chris has over 20 years’ experience in facilities management. He qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in the late 1990s and spent 5 years working in Local Government, initially in environmental protection and later in commercial enforcement. Chris then spent 16 years at Sodexo where he became Head of HSEQ for UK and Ireland. He moved to CBRE in 2019, initially leading QHSE across EMEA, before moving into a global role focussing on critical infrastructure – Data Centre assets.

Judy Jackson

Judy Jackson, Director at various companies and Associate at the Emergency Planning College. Having worked at some of the largest festivals and outdoor events in the UK for the past 25 years, Judy has amassed an extensive range of skills in crowd and event safety. During the planning process, this has often involved attending the Safety Advisory Group with the event organiser to answer any questions around safety, including event evacuation. Judy works for the Emergency Planning College delivering various courses around Public Safety at Events, including the Working in Safety Advisory Group course. She is also one of the authors of the soon to be published, updated Guidance on Working in Safety Advisory Groups.

Kate Field

Kate Field, Global Head Human and Social Sustainability at British Standards Institute (BSI). Kate is an award-winning thought leader, author, keynote speaker and expert on health, safety and well-being. With over 20 years of global experience across all sectors, from regulator to consultant, Kate uses her knowledge and expertise to drive BSI's global strategy on human and social sustainability focussed on creating safer, healthier, fairer, and more inclusive workplaces and communities. Her work includes developing best practice guides with NGOs including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, working in partnership with research institutions to drive insight and policy change and providing human centred insight on topics such as modern slavery, future of work, AI, digitization and climate change. Kate developed the first global training and certification programme for ISO 45003 on psychological health and safety management and authored the best practice framework on workplace trust, engagement, inclusion and well-being: BSI’s Prioritizing People Model©.

Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Food and Health and Safety Team at Cannock Chase Council. Laura holds the NEBOSH diploma and has undertaken two successful health and safety prosecutions involving fatalities in the last five years. She has also assisted HM coroner and provided evidence at an inquest. She has experience of formal enforcement such as improvement notices, prohibition notices and taking items into possession. Laura is passionate about improving workplace safety and health and has delivered a recent project in warehousing safety. Her experience also includes managing investigations and subsequent prosecutions in food and safety matters.

Louise Hosking

Louise Hosking CEnvH MCIEH CMIOSH CMaPS PIEMA SIIRSM, Executive Director of Environmental Health at CIEH. Louise is a Chartered Environmental Health Professional with extensive experience across public, private and third sectors working across a range of industries. In 2021, she was elected by peers to serve as the 55th IOSH President. Louise joined CIEH in May 2023 with a background in transformational leadership, social sustainability, governance and building psychologically safe and inclusive teams. Louise facilitates opportunities for outward engagement via CIEH’s presidential, policy and events teams. She is harnessing the power of members and stakeholders to promote the role of environmental health professionals and the prevention first business case which comes from supporting the five pillars of environmental health locally, nationally and globally.

Nikki Packer

Nikki Packer, Standards Development Manager at British Standards Institute (BSI). Nikki has worked with healthcare committees to facilitate the development of British and International standards. She is now working in the management systems standards and well-being team where she is excited to be helping raise awareness of the groundbreaking standard – BS 30416 Menstruation, Menstrual Health and Menopause in the workplace.

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates, Senior Policy Adviser at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Since 2015 Sarah has been a member of the Local Authority Team (LAT) who have the policy lead for the LA/HSE co-regulatory partnership and act as a conduit between local authorities in their capacity as independent health and safety regulators and HSE as the national policy lead for health and safety. Sarah leads on communications, webinars, bulletins and events to support regulatory consistency across Great Britain.

Sandra Moore, Technical Director at Hygenisys. Sandra is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with nearly 30 years of experience in Health & Safety and Food Safety. She now works for Hygenisys Environmental Health Consultancy, providing high level technical, strategic advice and practical solutions to a number of different industries. She also provides specialist food safety training for Environmental Health Officers on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and has been featured in our What is Environmental Health? campaign.

Sheila Lord

Sheila Lord, Founder at BMR Health and Wellbeing. Sheila previously worked in the corporate world, specialising in supply chain management, operations, and the implementation of ISO management systems. Having experienced firsthand the reality of organisations having many disjointed processes, Sheila quickly came to recognise the many missed opportunities. She now brings her corporate knowledge to help embed wellbeing into everyday operations.

Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes, President, Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). Stuart is a Chartered Member with 19 years' experience as an occupational safety and health professional. He has worked across enforcement, consultancy, and industry and is currently, Head of Health and Safety for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. As a first-career safety professional, Stuart aims to inspire a future generation of OSH leaders, leveraging OSH as a purpose-driven career that has a positive global impact. Stuart's guiding principle is that a healthy and safe work environment is a fundamental human right. He is proud to champion IOSH’s Activate 2028 strategy as part of building a profession that is fit for the future.

Osborne Richardson

Osborne Richardson are the market leading provider of professional Environmental Health recruitment services throughout the UK and have been providing services to Local Authorities and the private sector for 30 years.
They offer a range of staffing solutions from short term contract to longer term consultancy services, from 1 member of temporary staff to a whole team of Consultants or permanent appointments.

Clients value their honesty and integrity, and they have worked in partnership to develop long standing relationships across their network that allows them to deliver a professional and reliable service.

For job seekers, their unrivalled technical knowledge and long standing connections to the environmental health profession allows them to offer unbiased and informed advice to those at all stages of their career whether working on a contract or permanent basis.

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