HEaTED Yorkshire network event HE001 / C05

Start date
13 Sep 16
1 Day
University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN View on Google Map


Theme: Health and Safety

Venue:  The Diamond, The University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7RD. The Diamond is building no 199 (in grid G3) on this map.

Audience: Technical Staff, Technical Managers, Technical Team Leaders and Staff Development Professionals from HE and FE Institutions across the Region.

• To share health and safety-related good practice, ideas and challenges with technical colleagues from across Yorkshire.
• To improve practice around writing risk assessments
• To learn from the technical team at Sheffield responsible for setting up a new multi-million pound engineering teaching facility.

This health and safety-themed event will combine networking, hearing from industry experts and learning from others’ recent practice on a range of health and safety issues.


10:00-10:10 Welcome and introductions Jane Ginniver, HEaTED Yorkshire Regional Network Coordinator

10:10-10:45 Networking, with a Health and Safety focus… Jane Ginniver, HEaTED Yorkshire Regional Network Coordinator

10:45-11:15 HEaTED Update (inc Communications information) Katherine Forsey / Sue Churm & Hannah Copestake

11:15-12:00 Setting up the Diamond – H&S challenges and priorities Steve Mason

12:00-12:45 Lunch and Networking
12:45-14:00 The ‘Seven deadly sins of risk assessment’: a light-hearted look at the ways in which the risk assessment process can get de-railed. These include misunderstanding the overall objective, failing to do one’s homework, and getting bogged down in trivia.  Dr Jane Blunt*

14:00-15:00 Tour of the Diamond All, separated into groups

15:00-15:15 Thanks and Close 

Travel and parking information: There are City Council car parks near the Diamond on Broad Lane (pay and display, not highlighted on the map) and Portobello St (multi-storey).
Alternatively, tram and train links are fairly straightforward. The nearest tram stop is West Street. Full information can be found on the University web pages.
HEaTED online groups
The HEaTED online groups support the HEaTED networks. Please get involved, start a topic and contribute to a discussion before and after the network event. Registration is free and you will gain access to all HEaTED groups when you register for this event. If you are not able to attend this event but would like to contribute to the items discussed please visit the HEaTED Yorkshire online group and reply to the topic set up for this event.

Please note, if you are booking less than 5 working days before the event we may not be able to guarantee you a delegate pack or catering – you will be notified of this on confirmation of booking.


Our HEaTED Network Events are an invitation for technicians, staff development and other related colleagues to work together, bringing their experiences and expertise to discussions on issues like training and development, models for best technical and strategic planning and practice, proficiency standards, and changes in policies.


HEaTED Yorkshire network event13 September 201610:00-15:15University of Sheffield


*Dr Jane Blunt has degrees in chemistry and engineering. After spending many years doing research she took the opportunity to re-train as a safety professional, becoming ultimately a chartered safety practitioner. Her last job before retirement was in the Cavendish laboratory, which is the largest physics department in the UK. There, every part of her education – chemistry, engineering and safety were challenged in assisting them to find ways of doing things safely. She currently works for the Open University as a tutor in technology, and is writing distance-learning A level science materials.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


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Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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