The Building Safety Group (BSG), in partnership with solicitor, Richard Voke (Temple Bright), has launched a new training program which is exclusive for BSG members: ‘Health & Safety Leadership in Construction: The Legal Requirements’.
The half-day course considers the statutory requirements for construction health and safety, how it is enforced, and your obligations as a business operating in the building industry.
Whilst every precaution should be taken to avoid health and safety incidents, accidents are an unfortunate and inevitable fact of life. An HSE investigation following a serious incident has the potential to become very stressful and difficult to manage.
There is often little time to think properly about the incident being investigated and how best to formulate the company’s responses.
BSG’s course ‘Health & Safety Leadership in Construction: The Legal Requirements’, delivered by Richard Voke, will demonstrate how companies must seek to ensure that their policies and systems are designed to quickly and effectively respond; in order to minimise any potential likelihood of repetition and to properly manage any potential consequences for affected parties.
2022 Course Dates
– 15th September
– 4th October
2022 Course Fees
BSG Members only: £250+VAT per delegate
Group Bookings: £1,210+VAT
2022 Course Dates
– 18th November
2022 Course Fees
BSG Members: £200+VAT per delegate
Group Bookings: £1,080+VAT
Course fees include course materials. The fee quoted for members’ rates includes a 20% discount. Maximum of 12 attendees for Group bookings.
Classroom set up
The course will be run at BSG’s Training Centre based in Bristol. The classroom will be set up in strict accordance with government covid 19 guidelines which will include hand sanatising stations and floor graphics so that social distancing is maintained at all times during the course.
During the session, Richard Voke, who specialises in Health & Safety law for construction companies, will address:
Richard handles Risk, Compliance & Investigations matters, advising and defending organisations in their dealings with regulatory bodies such as the HSE, the Environment Agency, Environmental Health, the Food Standards Agency, Trading Standards, and fire authorities. His caseload includes numerous workplace fatalities and associated inquests. He has worked extensively with high-hazard industries such as energy, construction, waste and manufacturing. He has developed a proactive approach including training, monitoring and development to help avoid regulatory challenges and enforcement.
Before becoming a solicitor in 2000, Richard worked for eight years as an HSE inspector/investigator and for two years as a risk management consultant for AEAT plc. He also has an MSc in Environmental Toxicology. In litigation, Richard uses his prosecution experience to ensure that his clients achieve the best possible defence. The Legal 500 has described him as “outstanding both in the depth of his knowledge and in his pragmatic and tactical approach”. He is a member of our Energy & Environment team. Before joining Temple Bright in 2019, Richard was a partner and head of the business risk and regulation team at Ashfords.
An introductory day will be held at our training centre in Bristol.
BSG Training Centre,
The Building Safety Group,
5 Pinkers Court,
Briarlands Office Park,
T: 0300 304 9080