The British Safety Council is holding a half-day conference in Manchester on 26 February to update employers in the north west of England and surrounding regions on important developments in UK health and safety legislation, practice and enforcement.

Aimed at employers, directors and managers in businesses and organisations of all types, sizes and sectors, the conference will shine a light 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 – 12.00 at the Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre, 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 government’s 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.

Delegate fees are £90 + VAT for British Safety Council members, and £115 + VAT for non-members. Delegates who book and pay for their place(s) by 15 January 2014 will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire (terms and conditions apply).

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