The British Safety Council will be providing a programme of free seminars on the latest developments in health, safety and environmental law, policy and practice at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 11-13 March. There will be a total of nine seminars over the three days providing an insight into developments in the management and regulation of workplace health and safety and the environment. On day one of the conference (Tuesday 11 March) Jane Willis, director of cross-cutting interventions at Great Britain’s safety regulator the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will explain some of the main developments in health and safety regulation and enforcement in light of the government’s attempts to cut business red tape. There have been a number of changes to health and safety regulations, guidance and enforcement practices affecting UK businesses, and Jane will explain what these are likely to mean for the future regulation of health and safety in Britain. Day one will also see the first of three presentations by specialist lawyers on important developments in the investigation, enforcement and prosecution of those businesses and individuals who breach health and safety rules. Mark Tyler, a solicitor at Salutaris Legal, will explain how organisations found in breach of health and safety law during site visits by HSE inspectors are now liable for the regulator’s investigation costs at a rate of
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.