Accident investigation webinar – What to do in the aftermath and how to handle witness interviews

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Sign up for a free webinar that explores incident investigation best practice.

It takes place on 27 September at 11:00am BST for one hour.  Matt Powell-Howard will be amongst the panel exploring the use of the P.E.A.C.E. model in incident investigation and the principles of what good witness interviews look like. Matt will also explore the concept of bias, and how to deal with difficult interviewees.

Panellists include:

  • Kathryn Lumby, Associate at Kennedys Law
  • Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Strategic Account Manager at Cority
  • Joe Murphy, Head of Health at Southern Water
  • Teresa Higgins, Brand Director, EHS Barbour
  • Ian Hart (moderator), Editor, SHP Online

Sign up to the webinar here:

The slides and the recording will be sent to those who register after the webinar.

Who are Barbour?

It’s incredible to think how quickly the health and safety role has evolved. Only a few years ago, health and safety professionals would be able to spend most of their working day out of their office on site but now with the amount of research and administration there is to do there is a real danger of not being able to leave the desk at all. Most of the day can be spent updating legal registers, getting ready for audits, keeping an eye on new legislation and amendments, writing newsletters, sending out topic of the month material, putting together training packages, thinking of different ways to try to develop the behaviour and culture of staff.

As there aren’t any more hours in the day and not always the budget to hire more people to cover the extra responsibilities, time-saving and reliable tools are critical to help manage both compliance and time effectively. Barbour started 60 years ago on microfiche with a handful of acts, regulations and HSE guidance documents, this has now evolved into an online resource with over 100,000 documents that can be accessed online. As professionals have moved into new areas such as environment, fire, security, mental health and wellbeing and International legislation, Barbour has too.

When the need for readily available information arose to support non specialists, Barbour added a whole new section of easy-to-read, editable resources to help support the new level of information required.

They produced model policy templates, one-page director and employee factsheets, detailed ‘how to guides’ covering topics quickly and effectively and when training tools were required, we added toolbox talks, eLearning modules and webinars with CPD certificates were added. All to try to help support an ever-expanding role.

The introduction of ISO:18001, ISO:14001 and now ISO:45001 bought new challenges and by talking and working with clients Barbour have added prepopulated legal registers, gap analysis tools and a bookmarking capability; giving clients the option of being alerted on important changes in guidance and standards, not just legislation.

Keeping pace with these changes has been both exciting and rewarding. Giving environmental, health and safety professionals a tool to keep up-to-date and compliant which will help to save hours each week on research and development has been Barbour’s mission. One thing is for certain the health and safety role will keep on evolving and you can be safe in the knowledge that Barbour will too.

Are you interested in Barbour’s services?

Visit Barbour’s website for more information about the services offered.