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Health & Safety '10 North kicks o

23 January 2013

The third in the 2010 regional health & safety series takes place at The Reebok Stadium in Bolton on the 13th and 14th October.Offering a free seminar programme, free exhibition and free parking,Health & Safety '10 – Nort

The third in the 2010 regional health & safety series takes place at The Reebok Stadium in Bolton on the 13th and 14th October.Offering a free seminar programme, free exhibition and free parking,Health & Safety '10 - North enables people at all levels to find the latest in health & safety information, products, services and consultancy all under one roof

One of the main attractions for visitors to the event is the free conference and seminar programme which includes sessions organised by the event's official educational partner, the British Safety Council (BSC). The seminar topics included have been specifically chosen by BSC to provide maximum benefit to the visitor and, at Health & Safety '10 - North for example, this includes a new seminar presented by Kevin Bridges and Zoe Betts from Pinsent Masons LLP giving a health and safety law update entitled: The significance of setting the right tone at the top.

The seminar aims to provide the audience with an insight into new risks facing businesses due to developments in health and safety law in recent years, including Corporate Manslaughter (new sentencing guidelines, personal liability of directors and senior management) emphasising the significance of setting the right tone at the top of the organisation and giving some simple legal preventative measures organisations can take as part of an incident response protocol.

Indepth look at slips and trips In addition, Mark Thomas, policy advisor of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Slips, Trips and Falls Team will give a presentation on: Slips and Trips: Can the problem be solved? Some success stories. It will cover how to tackle slips and trips in the workplace, outline key issues that contribute to these accidents, describe HSE action in these areas and detail available guidance. It will also give some case studies from a variety of sectors that have had success in reducing the number of these accidents.

Addressing the issue of stress Stress, depression, and anxiety in the workplace are now commonplace in many organisations and are a major issue both for employers and employees alike.

Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show that around 11,420 working days were lost during 2008/09 due to these illnesses, causing a great deal of cost to employers and to the health of employees.

Wellbeing at work: where to begin Knowing where to begin to encourage the health and wellbeing of employees is difficult as it is an extremely complex issue; however, Health and Safety '10 - North, can help to provide you and your company with a benchmark for corporate wellness.

As winners of the European Best Practice Award for corporate wellness and the Sword of Honour, the physical and emotional wellbeing of adidas staff is always paramount. Through the seminar The Benchmark for Corporate Wellness..., head of health & safety at adidas, Barry O'Connor will explain how the company strives to deliver five-star standards, not just through policies and procedures, but also by engaging their staff through an enlightened approach to health and fitness and workforce participation.

A full programme of seminars and the list of companies supporting the exhibition can be found at: www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk.

Each year the Health & Safety Events work in partnership with the UK's top safety product and service providers, as well as the leading safety industry organisations to provide an exhibition and conference programme that is relevant to today's health and safety professional or indeed anyone with a responsibility for safety in the workplace, be that in an office, a factory or on a building site.

All of these elements combine to ensure that visitors to the show are offered a truly valuable experience in terms of knowledge gained, the opportunity to network with other professionals in health and safety and meet the industry's most respected organisations.

Free parking is provided at the event and registering for the exhibition and seminars are also free. You can register online via: www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk or by calling the event helpline on the number below.