Leeds Beckett Health & Safety expert to speak at Kuwait conference
Employers in the Middle East are to be told that they must make sure health and safety training is being used correctly.
That will be one of the key messages given by Tim, who is Course Leader of Safety Health and Environmental Management at Leeds Beckett, when he speaks at the Kuwait International Health, Safety and Environment (KIHSE) Conference and Exhibition on the subject of employee training and control plan implementation. Part of his speech will see him talk to delegates about the way training is used.
Organised by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the conference will take place from 16-18 February. It will include an opening ceremony and a VIP tour of the exhibition, which is being held at the Regency Hotel and Conference Centre.
Tim commented: “I’m very honoured to be able to represent IOSH at such a major event in the Middle East. My talk will look into the importance of training from a health and safety point of view.
“The topic of employee training is something with which I am very familiar. I will not just look at training itself, but how it is used. This is a very important subject and I hope my speech will give a real insight for delegates and help to make a difference in this vital area.”
The event will highlight the importance of health and safety, particularly in the oil and gas industry in the Gulf region. It will examine current practices and identify areas for improvement to ensure that workers are kept safe and healthy. There will be networking opportunities, together with the talks from specialists from across the world, with other subjects including water and waste management.
Tim, who was President of IOSH in 2013/14, will speak on the second day of the event – Tuesday 17 February.
Dr Fatemah Al-Shatti, Chair of the KIHSE Steering Committee, added: “We are happy and honoured to be in partnership with IOSH, and to have Tim Briggs as a guest speaker in KIHSE-2015.
“This world-class event is intended to create awareness about HSE practices, and to become a platform for involved oil companies, their prospective suppliers and members of the civil society to meet and network.
“Participants will certainly benefit from Kuwait’s remarkable advancements in the field, and from the insight of our international partners and speakers like Mr Briggs.”