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Is your employer aware of workplace risks? asks Personal Injury Lawyer

The Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre will be the venue for The British Safety Council’s conference on Wednesday 26 February to update employers in the north west of England and local regions on important developments in UK health and safety legislation, practice and enforcement explains Personal Injury Solicitor Tracey Graham.......

Aimed at employers, directors and managers in businesses and organisations of all types, sizes and sectors, the half day conference will focus on some of the major workplace risks employers have to manage and seek to improve employers’ knowledge about how best to go about meeting this challenge.

Taking place from 8.15 am – 12.00 pm, the conference will feature expert speakers from the health, safety and legal worlds, including representatives from the Health & Safety Executive, Manchester-based law practice Osborn, Abbas Hunt and St John Ambulance.

In light of the coalition government’s continuing efforts to simplify the UK’s legal framework for health and safety and the ever-present threat of prosecution and heavy fines for those businesses who fail to meet their health and safety duties, the conference will focus strongly on recent changes to the law and trends in health and safety enforcement and prosecution.

The conference also provides an opportunity to gain continuing professional development (CPD) credits for Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) CPD schemes, so it’s a good way for businesses and health & safety representatives to keep up to date on health & safety issues, be aware of recent updates and learn best practice.

Disappointingly, in 2012-13, 15 people lost their lives while at work in the North West and 2,337 suffered a major injury. It is therefore extremely important that employers across the region continue to effectively manage the risks to their workers’ health and safety. Effects of injury on workers and families can be devastating.

I can let you know that delegate fees are £90 + VAT for British Safety Council members, and £115 + VAT for non-members.