Health, Safety and Wellbeing Session

1 Dec 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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This session has now taken place.

This session was a Health, Safety and Welfare Update Session, held in conjunction with our partners ACS on Tuesday 1 December 2020 from 10.00am until 11.30am via Zoom.  The session provided updates in a number of key linked areas and covered recent decisions by the Scottish Parliament, the HSE and the Housing Regulator which may have impact on your organisation.

Roger Willey discussed:

  Latest fire safety requirements;
  Needs for asbestos checks prior to installation;
  Changes in HSE enforcement for asbestos surveying;
  How the Housing Regulator has reacted.

In addition, Emma Willey presented a short section on Mental Health and Wellbeing in these Covid–19 times.

Professor Willey, is a recognised expert on health, safety and environmental issues, with over 40 years of industry experience.  He has advised policy makers within the UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Australia and is currently advising at Government level in Chile.  His asbestos research has directly affected UK policy and legislation.  He has also been involved with EVH for over 20 years, so many of you may already be familiar with his depth of knowledge and passionate delivery style.

Emma Willey is a founding Director of the ACS Group with an MA from St Andrews University and currently heads the Health and Wellbeing Division.  She holds the NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace, is a Mental Health First Aider and also a Clinical Practitioner in the ‘Eden Method’ which is a therapy based on traditional Chinese Medicine.  In this practice she specialises in treating survivors of trauma and (where appropriate) works alongside their mental health care team.

This session was very interesting and informative and was well attended by our members.