Exploring the risks and benefits around the future of work is at the core of the free, CPD-accredited educational programme organised by the British Safety Council, which is part of this year’s Health & Safety Event, taking place at The NEC, Birmingham from the 10-12 April 2018.

Featuring brand new speakers for 2018, the programme promises to inform, challenge and engage visitors through a dynamic range of seminars, panel sessions and case study presentations.

Changing forms of employment along with an ageing workforce and the rapid rise of new technologies are resulting in fundamental and potentially disruptive change to how we live and work. How regulation will need to adapt in order to remain effective and proportionate will be the subject of The Changing Face of Regulation delivered by David Snowball, director of Regulation at the HSE, which will be headlining on Wednesday 11 April.

On Thursday 12 April in A Good Day at Work – the future of work and risk attention turns to what health and safety practitioners and businesses can do now and in the future to prepare for these changes. The seminar follows the publication of a report commissioned by the BSC written by Robertson Cooper “Future risk: Impact of work on employee health, safety and wellbeing,” which has been designed to encourage conversation and action around the future of risk.

Some of the big changes affecting manufacturing including automation, nanotechnology and changing work patterns will be explored further in Challenges in Modern Manufacturing a Panel Discussion taking place on Wednesday 11 April. Pinsent Masons and the British Safety Council are launching a new thought leadership paper featuring expert opinion on a number of the issues affecting the manufacturing sector now and in the future. This session will examine some of the key themes arising from the document. Attendees will be able to interact with experts to explore current and future issues and opportunities for the manufacturing sector and consider how they might affect people in their business.

Examining another significant change in the health and safety landscape, on Tuesday 10 April, Preparing for ISO45001 will bring visitors up-to-date on the new ISO45001 standard due to be published in March 2018 which has been designed to improve occupational health and safety management around the world. This session will explore the benefits of the new standard and offer businesses advice on how they can prepare.

Other important topics covered at this year’s event include a session looking at Residents Safety – Lessons from Grenfell, on Thursday 12 April. On the same day, When the Worst Happens – Managing a Fatal Accident and Dealing with an Inquest offers advice from specialist legal experts to help shape a plan that will allow you to manage a serious incident effectively should you ever need to do so.

Health & Safety professionals are invited to join the British Safety Council for this comprehensive and cutting edge seminar programme, which confronts some of the most complex and challenging issues affecting modern workplaces. The event provides the opportunity for visitors to gain knowledge and insight, which is designed to give them the confidence to develop the conversation about the future of risk in their own organisations.

Visit www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk for the full seminar program or to register for your free place.