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Edinburgh Construction & Property Connections
November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Construction & Property Connections powered by Edinburgh Connections attracts anyone interested in this sector – architects and engineers, those working in the property market, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and importers of building materials, property investors and more.
The formal part of the evening will last about 30 minutes. We will start with 1-2 interview discussions. Then follows relaxed, informal networking over a snack and a drink when you can exchange business cards with all the other guests as well as with our speakers. Each guest will have the opportunity to deliver a 30-second pitch about their business.
We aim to help YOU meet new connections from your industry, build new relationships, possibly new customers, peer support, potential suppliers, collaborations, partnerships and we will have a bit of fun too.
- Priority registration for Edinburgh Connections members on a first-come-first-served basis, max 2 delegates per business.
- First 20 tickets free of charge and then small fee of £10 for non-members
- Your registration might be refused if you do not represent the construction or property industry
IMPORTANT – Please treat this (and other Networking events) as a client appointment, don’t book for the sake of booking, or on the chance that you might make it. Other than genuine emergencies, we will be monitoring cancellations very closely during 2019, don’t get caught with a cancellation FEE.
Health & Safety Consultant at Health & Safety Scotland
Presentation: Todays Hazards and the Future Risks
Everyone has been given information at some time or another about the hidden dangers that Asbestos presents to your future health. Members of staff can be issued with Asbestos registers, and management plans and some may even have been issued with training in how to identify what Asbestos looks like via an Asbestos Awareness training presentation. This is all done as employers have a legal duty of care to ensure employees health, safety and welfare while at work. They are also ensuring that, in the event an employee is diagnosed with a work related Asbestos disease, that they had done everything that was deemed possible, to inform and train employees of the risks to health from Asbestos and reduced the risk to their health to “As Low as Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP).
The issue now is that many employers and employees now know and understand the hazards that Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) pose and go into automatic pilot regarding safety where this is concerned, to prevent, in an employees regard, contracting a life shortening disease or from an employers view, future legal cases and insurance claims.
The dangers of future legal cases and Insurance claims won’t just stop there though. HSE statistics are showing that in similar effect to Asbestos, Occupational health issues such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Display Screen Equipment(DSE) use, Upper Limb Disorders (ULD’s) from Manual Handling, White Finger from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAV’s) and Lung Cancer from Dust inhalation are now upon us.
This presentation will identify areas of concern, and what you as either an employer or an employee must do to prevent or reduce the risk to health from some if not all of the issues identified.