In this episode, Mark Sennett chats with leading health and safety lawyer Rhian Greaves about how the Health and Safety Executive and the Local Authorities have been central to the Government response to the pandemic and how has this affected them and the way they regulate businesses.

In the news on this episode, is a key reminder about UKCA marking, some shocking new workplace violence statistics and some positive news on how upgraded PPE has protected hospital staff against COVID-19. Mark also remind listeners about why entering the Safety and Health Excellence Awards is an important way of getting recognition by their peers.

In this episode, Mark Sennett sits down with Peninsula UK's Mark Creighton who explains how he transitioned into health and safety from being a professional footballer at clubs including Oxford United and Wrexham A.F.C. He also talks about the key health and safety challenges facing business owners.

In the news on this episode there's discussions on BSI publishing new competence criteria, a focus on the hugely successful HSE webinar on risk management, how safe different generations feel about going back to offices, and the winners of the Safety & Health Excellence Awards are finally revealed!

In episode 16, Mark Sennett reviews the latest news in the UK health and safety sector, which includes a £1million fine following a child drowning at Drayton Manor Park, IOSH naming it's new chief executive, a MOU between RosPA and NEBOSH and an exciting opportunities for listeners to get CPD and advice from the Health and Safety Executive. 

Mark also talks to Martor's Ian Suggitt and Chris Brown and poses them a number of questions from listeners about identifying knife hazards, minimising knife injuries, manage the risks and hidden costs resulting from poor knife control.

Mark Sennett sits down with EcoOnline's consultancy manager Sarah Ingle, who provides and overview of the main chemical legislative changes in the UK following Brexit including the affects on COSHH, Safety Data Sheets and supply chains.

Mark also chats with EMMA Safety Footwear's Iris van Wanrooij who shares how EMMA is leading the way in terms of environmental responsibility in relation to safety footwear. Iris explains EMMA's clearly defined strategy for turning waste footwear into new footwear.

Mark also examines the latest news stories in the sector and these include HSE announcing a new chief inspector of buildings, a new study reveals the true impact of homeworking and how IOSH feels that tougher fines for health and safety prosecutions are having a positive impact.

Mark Sennett sits down with new NEBOSH CEO Chris Payne and they discuss the contribution the health and safety profession has made throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and what additional skills do you think health and safety professionals need in their armoury to be successful.

Mark also chats with Dräger Marine & Offshore and Dräger Hire Marketing Manager Richard Ryan about his thoughts on key trends in the sector in the year ahead and how customers’ needs changing  has led to Draeger adapting its product offering.

There's also news on the BSIF's first ever PPE Digital Conference and the results of a new survey show that a staggering majority of the UK workforce (71%) does not feel completely safe working in their employer’s buildings.

Mark Sennett talks to BSIF CEO Alan Murray about the impact of BREXIT and poses questions from listeners about UKCA marking. Mark also covers the latest key news in the UK health and safety sector, which includes HSE's annual workplace fatality and injury statistics, IOSH Chief Executive Bev Messinger's announcement that she will retire, a worrying increase in dust exposure on construction sites and Arco's response to how the government handled PPE procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this episode, Mark talks to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Principal Ergonomics Consultant Matthew Birtles on what steps employers need to take to protect homeworkers, which is particularly important in the wake of the current COVID-19 localised lockdowns

Mark also chats with Arco Professional Safety Services Techincal Director Ben Haughton about what industries are in danger of becoming more susceptible to workplace risks.

In this episode, Mark Sennett talks to British Safety Council Managing Director of Qualifications, Digital & Subscriptions Jigna Patel about how BSC has been helping its members during the current pandemic and about an exciting new campaign. Mark is also joined by Casella Global Sales Manager Jim Struthers who explains the dangers of Silica Dust and how Casella how social distancing is causing Casella to continue to innovate monitoring and measurement technology. 

In this episode, Mark talks to Fire Industry Association CEO Ian Moore about how the FIA has been giving feedback on the independent review of fire safety as well as the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill. Ian also discussed the sale of FIA's awarding organisation to BAFE.

Mark also chats with Baloo Health technical director Andy Mee about his new venture and the concerns he has over substandard PPE entering the UK market.

In this episode, Mark Sennett sits down with NEBOSH director of Learning Dee Arp and talks about if we will see a return to classroom-based learning and how Coronavirus may change the health and safety sector for years to come. 

Mark also interviews Evac+Chair International HR director Kelly Rock about the evacuation market and the roots of the Emergency Evacuation Association.

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