IAT/IQ Digital Health & Safety Conference
Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020

IAT Event Details

Date Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020
Title IAT/IQ Digital Health & Safety Conference
Event Type Online - using Teams
Time 12:00 to 13:00 each day
Purpose To host a virtual week-long conference for IQ and IAT members. The conference will provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for all quarrying and asphalt professionals and will be a great opportunity for knowledge and experience to be shared across both organisations.
Theme The week will be dedicated to the latest thinking and advice on different topics affecting health and safety onsite. This will include advances in technology and environmental practices as well as latest advice and updates on mental health and a focus on the 'Fatal 6'. Each day will focus on a different theme and will consist of two presentations - each lasting 25 minutes. Delegates are encouraged to take part in the whole session to contribute to the discussion and ask their own questions to the experts. This virtual event is free for all IQ and IAT members. Register now for each of the days you wish to attend.
Day 1.

Supporting Mental Health

Monday 26 October 2020
12:00 to 13:00
Host and Welcome
Viv Russell Chair, QNJAC
Mental Health: Returning to work post-Covid, providing support to colleagues on site and remotely
James Quinn President Elect, IOSH
After 24 years in the British Army, James attained the rank of Warrant Officer before leaving in 2011. In the last six years he saw the benefits of Health and Safety as a second career and using his army appointments started to train as a Health and Safety Advisor/Trainer in 2006.

Five years later, after leaving the army, having worked on many army health and safety projects, he worked for Babcock International PLC as a HSE Trainer, then Advisor before becoming a Health and Safety Manager for a large Middle East transport group.

He has continued working as an H&E Lead in construction with Multiplex on the iconic Broadway project in London after leaving Abu Dhabi as the Area OHS Manager, for Multiplex, where they were the main contractor. A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, member of CIOB, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, James Quinn will become IOSH's next President with effect from its AGM.

Day 2.

How Tech is Improving Safety on Site

Tuesday 27 October 2020
12:00 to 13:00
Automation, Digital Data and the Internet of Things for Safer Testing on Site
Ruari Charlesworth
Ruairi has 10 years' experience working across construction materials testing, technology, and consultancy. Responsible for the commercial and strategic development at Highway Data Systems, Ruairi leads market research, business development, and engagement with national and regional bodies, including representation to industry research programmes and improvement groups. Currently studying for an MSc in Management and International Business, Ruairi was recently elected as a member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
How to get the best outcomes from drone technology and drone pilots.
Jon Parker, Flyby Technology
Jon was a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force and flew the Buccaneer, Tornado and Sea Harrier with the Royal Navy. He was involved in 3 operational deployments and embarked on HMS Invincible and HMS Ark Royal as the pilot in charge of combat capability for the embarked air power. He also served as the Executive Officer of the instructor training squadron on the Hawk aircraft at the Central Flying School; responsible for the training standards of all fast jet pilots. After leaving in 2003 he joined an airline but was immediately asked to return to be the aviation lead on the new aircraft carrier project. He also wrote the bid for Lockheed Martin that won the contract to supply all aviation training for all 3 armed services. In 2012 he broke his neck and decided that he needed a second string to his bow. He started Flyby Technology which is now the leading drone pilot training school in the UK and the company has been asked by the NHS to develop a drone service to help with the logistical backlogs within Test and Trace in the fight against COVID-19. He is developing aircraft and procedures that will enable operation of drones in Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations. Pilots will be flying the aircraft on one continent whilst sitting at the controls located on another. Jon has a unique perspective on how the drone industry will be shaped in the future. He lives in Yorkshire with his 2 teenaged children and is a honeybee farmer.

Day 3.

Improving Health & Safety Through Environmental Initiatives

Wednesday 28 October 2020
12:00 to 13:00
Tar Bound Material: A Practitioner's View
Bob Noakes
Use of renewable/alternative fuel sources and how these support health & safety
Bob Crawford, Fero Consulting Ltd
Bob's background is one of industrial, people and process management based on plants that operated 24/7/365. His technical background is metallurgy and material science. He is an Energy Institute Chartered Energy Manager with a 20 year+ direct experience in sustainability, and energy/carbon management. He holds an MPSPA and is passionate about making a difference to people's health and wellbeing, as well as the improvement in resource management, on a global basis. He is married to Jacquie, who also works in the field of sustainability, and has a three year old daughter (Helaina) who is the boss, and two grown up children, Kris and Lynsey. His other passion is Liverpool Football Club despite his accent!

Day 4.

Fatal 6 and Hot Topics

Thursday 29 October 2020
12:00 to 13:00
Fatal 6 and HSE Hot Topics
Simon Willis Chairman, MPA
HSE Hot Topics
Colin Mew HM Principal Inspector, HSE
Colin is a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying. He is a graduate of Leeds University with a Batchelor of Engineering in Quarrying. Having worked in the Quarry Industry in a number of operational roles and management positions he joined the Health and Safety Executive in 1993 as HM Inspector of Quarries. Since then he has had a varied career as a regulator in a number of heavy industries as well as policy roles and managing major incidents and investigations. In 2009 he was promoted to HM Principal Inspector and currently manages a national team of Specialist Quarry Inspectors responsible for regulating and raising standards of Health and Safety in the quarry industry in GB.
Protecting our people: road worker abuse - it's time to stamp it out!
Rachel Heaps Business Management Systems Manager, Tarmac
Rachel leads the Stamp It Out industry taskforce alongside Kari Sprostranova from Balfour Beatty.

Day 5.

Mobile Plant Safety and Productivity

Friday 30 October 2020
12:00 to 13:00
Use of technology in paving equipment to improve site safety
Martin Luby Paving Business Development and Product Manager, Volvo
Martyn has worked in the Asphalt Industry for over thirty years. During his working life he has worked in most positions in the asphalt industry from laboratory and Technical manager to a manger of both the asphalt business and large international projects in Scandinavia, Russia and Europe. Having this wide experience has given him a good insight into all aspects of the asphalt business technically, commercially and culturally