HSM Live in Coventry

05 June 2024

Health and Safety Matters magazine is excited to bring the next instalment of HSM Live to Coventry on 27 June 2024. Find out why you need to be there.

HEALTH AND Safety Matters Live is a new conference series brought to you by the publishers of Health & Safety Matters (HSM) magazine and the next instalment takes place in Coventry on 27 June 2024 at the Coventry Building Society Arena. The event is set to be co-located with the a NEBOSH alumni conference and a respiratory protection conference by the British Safety Industry Federaition (BSIF).

The first edition of the HSM Live series took place on the 16 November at Edinburgh International Conference Centre and was attended by over 400 occupational safety and health practitioners. It was a resounding success and we are looking to build on our success with this sequel. 

The event’s headline sponsor is RS, and EcoOnline, Lakeland, RoadSafe, Stanley and Unigloves are sponsors. The Safety Knife Company is our bag sponsor and our supporting partners are NEBOSH, Health and Safety Executive, IOSH, British Safety Industry Federation and Institute of Occupational Medicine.

There will be over 40 leading brands exhibiting and experts from these companies will be on hand with their expertise and product solutions. Im between conference sessions, visitors will be able to browse the exhibition of leading companies including Beeswift, Casella. Draeger, DuPont, JSP, Martor, Stanley and many more.

The event will feature a seminar theatre curated by HSM, which will deliver CPD-accredited seminars from leading industry figures sharing best practice, case studies and legislative updates. Tthe magazine has a long-established history of offering CPD seminars and webinars for our audience and also has a long history of events in the sector. 

You can see the timetables of all the sessions in this preview, but I’d like to highlight some of the ‘must-see’ sessions here. The opening address will be delivered by the Health & Safety Executive's Andrew Curran.

EcoOnline's Rob Leech will be exploring and unpeeling the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) practices, discussing the advantages of AI and its potential as a potent force in HSE.

You'll hear from Dr Chris Davis on the impact stress risk assessments can have on the workplace, and questions if they are the ideal option for an organisation to help identify and manage stress at work. Dr Chris Davis will delve deeper into how we can measure performance and the key considerations to be made for an effective stress management system.

A session from the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) will be delivered by Roy Wilders and he'll explain how to taking the risk out of specifying PPE and safety equipment. It will cover how specifiers and users of PPE/safety equipment can take steps to ensure the products they are using/specifying are compliant and conform with legislative requirements. It will also detail how using a Registered Safety Supplier can help them, through the Check, Select & Protect process.

Driving safety

Simon Turner from Driving for Better Business is presenting a new online resource, completely free to use, which has the potential to deliver a huge positive impact on how employers deliver driver safety – especially those, and there are many, that currently have no driver policy at all. It will help employers create, review, store and update their own Driving for Work policy and it will cover all the key relevant risks for managing policies, drivers, vehicles and journeys. Campaign Manager Simon Turner will talk delegates through why they must legally have a policy, what a good policy looks like, and how to ensure driver engagement.

There will also be a fantastic session on health and safety case law from DAC Beachcroft's Rhian Greaves. She will look at some of the recently decided cases to draw out themes for employers to consider as they manage their own health and safety risks. Topics to be covered will include the extent of the employer's legal duty, the importance of HSE interventions and why you should never ignore a warning.

Mock trial

The whole day concludes with the health and safety Mock Trial being delivered by DAC Beachcroft. This trial follows a forklift truck collision which leaves an employee with life changing injuries. Examining issues including training, competence and supervision, the audience in the case is the jury and will decide whether to convict the employer, the individual manager or both? This interactive session is based on a real-life prosecution.

There are many reasons to attend HSM Live Coventry. It will provide fantastic networking opportunities with like-minded OSH professionals and it provides a great chance to forge new connections and share experiences and best practice with your peers. You’ll enjoy 20 CPD seminar sessions and will receive CPD certificates for attending. The event is completely FREE - including complimentary tea, coffee, refreshments and lunch. 

Situated in the heart of the UK the Coventry Building Society Arena is within two-hour drive of 75% of the population. Easy access makes the Arena an ideal destination. With three train stations within eight miles, Birmingham International Airport only a 20 minute drive away, and London Euston 55 minutes by train. The Arena also has its own on-site railway station.

Health and Safety Live Coventry is the perfect way for your team to be educated on regulation, legislation, compliance issues and best practice, while exhibitors will have the latest information on products and solutions in the market. We look forward to welcoming you to Coventry on 27 June 2024. 

For more information and to register for this free event,visit