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A delegate’s perspective on the Autumn Seminar from Eleanor Pirie University of the Arts London

The exhibitors were well chosen too; yes HSS I will almost certainly be taking you up on the offer of discounted places in your public course, thank you. Not to mention the range of software available to help support our efforts to get people to report accidents and complete their workstation assessment, risk assessments, COSHH assessments, fire assessment etc. And the quizzing software that would be familiar to anyone who went to the Fire conference.

The only grumble I have is that my ‘to do’ list is now even longer as it now includes complete a training and competence needs analysis, rework manual handling training to encourage staff to push each other over and wave their arms around in small circles, train to be a coach, become a third level listener and learn to tango. The organisation needs a mention as well, as smooth and well run by Lynda Couch-Smith and her team as I think we have all come to expect, not sure about the IOSH cube though.

I think this might be the only conference I have ever been to when I didn’t leave before the closing remarks to make sure I caught the train home, and not just because the venue was about two minutes from York station.’

Eleanor Pirie
Head of Health and Safety
Human Resources
University of the Arts London