National Hazards Conference 2022 – Theme “It’s a Deadly Business! But Decent work is Safe and Healthy”

National Hazards Conference 2022 – Theme “It’s a Deadly Business! But Decent work is Safe and Healthy”

The National Hazards Campaign have announced this week that the annual, National Hazards Conference will be returning this year at the Keele University venue which will be the first face to face Conference since the pandemic shut down. There will however, additionally be an online option for those who would rather not attend in person.

Since 2019, the Hazards Campaign have held 2 online conferences during the difficult circumstances of the pandemic.  These have been held free of charge, however, it’s recognised that we need to get back to in person conferences, but they need to be held safely.

The last two years have been tremendously difficult for all workers and the Hazards Campaign has worked hard to respond to workers and their trade union’s needs.

The Hazards Conference has always been one of the biggest conferences for trade union safety reps and activists. It consists of a mixture of plenary sessions, meetings and a comprehensive workshop programme. Delegates have an opportunity to exchange experience and information with and learn from safety reps from other unions, sectors and jobs across the UK.

The feedback Hazards has received over the last two years has been encouraging and to this end the organisation has decided to move the Hazards Conference to a hybrid model, where delegates can attend in person or participate online.  Hazards want to ensure all participants have an equal opportunity to attend and participate in the Conference but they are acutely aware that some of the regular attendees have underlying health conditions and may not wish to attend an in person conference at this time.

Therefore, Hazards are providing an opportunity for everyone to attend, either in person or online.

Full details of the Conference plenary sessions, workshops, fringe meetings, subjects etc., is contained in the attached Booking Form.


Friday 29th July

1.00-7.30 Delegate registration

17.00 – 19.30 Evening meal

20.00-21.00 Workshop 1 – in person and online

21.00 – Networking

Saturday 30th July

7.30-9.00 – Registration for later arrivals/non-residential delegates

7.00-8.45 Breakfast

9.00-10.30 – Opening Plenary in Westminster Theatre

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 – 1st Meeting: Taking the piss or Improving welfare at work

12.30 – 14.00 – lunch

14.00 – 15.30 – 2nd Meeting: The future of work and organising health and safety

15.30 – 16.00 – Break

16.00 – 17.30 – 3rd Meeting: Intensification of work and the impact on our mental health

17.45-18.45 Fringe meetings – in person and online

19.00-20.30 Dinner

21.00-22.00 Quiz

22.00 – Networking

Sunday 31st July

7.30-9.15 – Breakfast

Clear rooms – bring cases to secure room in registration area

9.30-10.30 – Workshop 2 – in person and online

10.30-11 Break

11.00-12.00 – Closing Plenary in Westminster theatre: Fighting our Corner

12.30-13.30 – Packed Lunch – eat with us or take away and depart

There is an online registration this year at:-

A copy of the booking form is attached and alternatively can be downloaded from:-

The CWU Health, Safety and Environment Department will again be sponsoring the Hazards Conference.

For More Information about the Conference:

Contact: Janet Newsham


Telephone: 07734317158


Hazards Campaign
Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
Greater ManchesterM16 7WD

Yours sincerely

Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

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