Our February Speaker is Andrew Mills FCII, Chartered Insurer who is the Chairman of GOSHA (the Guernsey Occupational Safety and Health Association).
GOSHA was formed in 2004 and, since then, there has been a steady fall in the number of reported injuries and illnesses as a result of work in Guernsey.
Andrew was one of the founders of GOSHA, has seen the consequences of many workplace injuries and illnesses over his career in the insurance industry and is enthusiastic that those who work can enjoy safe and healthy working environments and can go home after their working day to make the most of their life. Health and safety in the workplace is often ridiculed in the press but it is a topic that can positively influence and make people’s lives happier and more fulfilling. It should be promoted and ridicule often arises because people want to avoid a job or do not understand how something should be done – so cancel it due to “elf and safety”.
There is plenty of guidance available and plenty of great examples of why health and safety is good for business, good for the insurance industry and good for our society!
Key Learning Points:
- What is GOSHA and why be involved
- Guernsey’s Serious Accidents and Illnesses at Work, reported to Guernsey’s HSE
- The role of the insurance industry in promoting good H&S practices in Guernsey
- The consequences of serious accidents and illnesses at work
- Guernsey Safety & Health improvements – some current initiatives e.g.
- Guernsey Construction Sector,
- Guernsey MIND
- Use of drones
- And a few others
The talk will take place at Moore's Hotel on Wednesday 12th February at 12.30pm. (£12 for members of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey and £14 for non-members). Please do remember that the attendance fee is payable whether lunch is taken or not.
Please feel free to encourage non-member colleagues to attend should this be an area of interest but, please note, members of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey will receive priority in the event of capacity being reached.
Attendance will provide 30 minutes of Structured CPD under the Chartered Insurance Institute's CPD scheme.
Please book your place now, and in any event before 5pm Friday 7th February by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . In booking your place(s) please provide your name, company, confirm if you are a member of the IIG or not, and advise should you require a vegetarian meal. Please note that vegetarian meals need to be pre ordered and cannot be ordered on the day. Please also inform us if you have any other special requirements that we can assist with. Should you cancel attendance after 7th February the attendance fee remains payable. If you cannot stay for lunch, it would be appreciated if you can advise us when reserving your place at the lecture.
Our bank details are below if you wish to pay by BACS.
Account name: Insurance Institute of Guernsey
Sort Code: 40-22-25
Account no: 01781308
This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.
1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.
It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.