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Workforce Engagement and the Evolving Role of Safety Committees|  IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar| February 2019

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 5, 2019 9:17:44 AM / by Dave Tebbutt

Work Force Engagement

Workforce Engagement and the Evolving Role of Safety Committees

Our February Lunch and Learn session welcomed Viv Russell of Longcliffe Quarries Limited to provide an insightful look into workforce engagement and the evolving role of safety committees.

Workforce engagement is a fundamental aspect to the Quarries Regulations. The widespread establishment of safety committees was the starting point of many sites in order to facilitate worker involvement in health and safety management. Twenty years on, is it time to take a new look at the role of worker engagement and safety committees in the light of mature manufacturing excellence and performance management initiatives embedded into our operational management.

Viv is well known in the industry he has worked in for over 40 years. He is current Deputy Chair of the Institute of Quarrying, Chair of QNJAC, a member of the Strategic forum for Health and Safety in the Mineral Products Sector and has held chair roles in the British Lime Association (BLA) and European Lime Association (EuLA) safety focus groups. He has also 23 years’ experience as a School Governor including 13 years as Chair of one of the largest and most successful Special Needs school in the UK.

His interest in safety and special needs education has prompted a professional interest in workforce engagement and the challenge in changing mind-sets, behaviours and people’s beliefs.

If you missed out, you can catch up on a recording of the session or view a copy of the slides here. 


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Dave Tebbutt

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