This conference on Managing Health and Safety Risks in Traditional Mills is designed for millwrights, mill owners, mill managers and those responsible for managing health, safety and risk at mills. It will help you to better understand your obligations from a health and safety perspective and how to better manage those risks whilst enabling the repair, maintenance, operation and opening of your mill to the public.
Date: Tuesday 17th March 2020
Venue: Heckington Windmill, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9BE
Time: 9.30am registration for 10am start
Price: £50 per person including lunch and refreshments
Looked at from the perspective of Health and Safety legislation and practice, traditional mills are complex, challenging pieces of industrial machinery fraught with potential risk. Many of the major areas of risks are present - working in confined spaces, working at height, moving machinery (which is often difficult to guard), ladders, slips / trips and falls and – to add to the mix – the management of visitors and customers.
Over the last few years a number of significant incidents have taken place in mills in both in Europe and the UK. At the same time mill owners, in particular public bodies are having to review their procedures and processes around managing risk at their mills, in some cases taking decisions that potentially compromise their ability to fully maintain their mills; making the work of millwrights even more challenging.
Our speakers both from the UK and Europe will share their experiences of assessing and managing risk in their mills to help you develop policy and practice at your own mills. There will also be the opportunity through a Q&A session to discuss your specific issues and gain feedback from fellow participants, many of whom will be tackling similar issues to your own.