National Hazards Conference 2022 – Theme “It’s a Deadly Business! But Decent work is Safe and Healthy”
Further to LTB 169/2022, issued on 8 April 2022, this is to remind all CWU Safety Reps that the National Hazards Campaign’s 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.
Bookings To Date – Appeal From The Hazards Campaign, Conference Organisers:
The Hazards Conference needs help in recruiting more delegates for this year’s 2022 Hazards Conference as Hazards have to commit to an outlay of £60,000 to deliver the Conference and so far they do not have enough delegates to cover the cost. The organisation needs another 140 delegates to commit to attending the conference and although they have about another month to get the numbers up, they are concerned that the response to date is slower than it’s been in the past. So in supporting the Hazards Campaign and Conference which CWU is a part sponsor of, please can Regions and Branches support the Conference and Safety Reps give consideration to attending.
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
9.00-10.30 – Opening Plenary in Westminster Theatre
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
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
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:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hazards-conference-2022-tickets-279528616617
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
Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
Greater ManchesterM16 7WD
BOOKING FORM ATTACHED:
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer