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Safer Working Seminars

Promoting best-practice to industry

HFR Solutions Breakfast Seminars | Best practice confined space & work at height practices Safer working seminars

As part of our vision to ‘make the Humber region a safer place to live and work’, over the past 3-4 years we have hosted a range of complimentary breakfast seminars and taster days. 

We recognise the importance of increasing awareness, knowledge, capabilities and latterly the implementation of safe working systems for various businesses and business sectors throughout the region. The main focus of these business seminars and taster days is to provide delegates and attendees to remain current with industry best practice and ideas which can be implemented in their workplace. 

We have provided a brief oversight of what was covered in these breakfast seminars below:

Safer working practices seminar (Work at Height and Confined Space – May 2017)

This seminar focused on the importance of safer working practices and what matters most when undertaking work at height and in confined spaces.

The key themes covered:

  • Has a competent person carried out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment?
  • Are personnel suitably trained and competent against the level of risks for working at height and confined spaces?
  • Have safe systems of work been implemented?
  • Has a written rescue plan been produced? (Should there be a need to get workers out from a confined space or down from height)? 
  • Who's trained to implement the plan?

Is your medical responseHFR Solutions Breakfast Seminars | advanced first aid & trauma best practice - sufficient? (June 2018)

This seminar focused on best practice for managing on-site medical incidents, outlining an organisation’s responsibilities and the practical steps that need to be taken.

The key themes covered:

  • Why should you have a medical response?
  • The importance of ensuring health and safety doesn't stop because an accident has occurred
  • What are your moral obligations and what legislation exists?
  • Implementing a four-tier medical response in your business
  • Pain relief and clinical governance
  • What training and equipment would be required?

Emergency preparedness (November 2018)

Professionals from HFRS Solutions provided a comprehensive insight into the importance of the jesip model when writing your emergency response plans and procedures

This seminar covered:

  • Why the Jesip model was introduced and how it is being used by a wider audience
  • Some recent examples of high-profile incidents
  • ImHFR Solutions Taster Days | Emergency plan training, emergency management & managing incidentsportance of preparation, prevention, protection, response & recovery - when developing site-specific emergency plans
  • The importance of all agencies involved using common language
  • Producing comprehensive risk assessments and achieve able rescue plans - which are documented to ensure the rescue is achievable

Taster Days

Following on the successful delivery of several breakfast seminars, we have recently hosted some taster days, which provide a comprehensive insight into a certain subject matter, where perhaps a greater understanding and knowledge base would be advantageous to the client base we serve. 

It was identified that health & safety professionals and responders would benefit from a greater understanding of their emergency plan contents, why incidents occur, roles and responsibilities and some best practice principles for managing and resolving incidents.

During these taster days, we delivered some practical exercises, which gave delegates some realistic and hands-on experience of implementing the plan in the event of an incident occurring. The incidents included a medical casualty at height as well as a fire incident at a high-risk environment. 

Delegates were split into teams, one team and had to collectively work together to identify the situational awareness, risks and actions to taken and resources required to contain and resolve the incident. Delegates were put under pressure and experienced what it would like to handle a real-life incident and the level of information, they would need to provide the emergency services upon their arrival at the scene.