Hawkins Webinar - MEWPs on Construction Sites: A Lower Risk Option

Thursday, 02 March 2023
9:30 am – 10:15 am (UK time)
    • Jon Watkins, Senior Associate, Hawkins

This session will look at the types of Mobile Elevated Working Platforms available including:

Training and qualifications required
Potential hazards
Examples of MEWP related incidents

In this session Jon will cover the following learning objectives:

  • Working at Height
  • What are MEWPs
  • What does the HSE say?
  • Why do we use them?
  • Hazards Introduced
  • How to manage risks?
  • Common Training Requirements
  • Management aspects

The Speaker for this session is Jon Watkins, Senior Associate, Hawkins. Jon graduated from Imperial College London in 2010 with a first class degree in Civil Engineering. Having previously worked in both Consulting Engineering with Atkins, as well as in Contracting with Sir Robert McAlpine, he has particular experience in assessment of existing structures for refurbishment projects. In addition to this, Jon has performed seismic surveys for residential buildings in high risk zones across the Middle-East. He was also seconded to Atkins Qatar as part of the Doha Metro project providing client support to a remote design team.

Jon joined Hawkins in 2016 to strengthen services in Civil & Structural Engineering investigations, but soon developed his skills to undertake fire, explosions and personal injury investigations. He has since investigated over 300 cases including fires, explosions, construction incidents, water ingress, foundation settlement and personal injuries. Jon has led investigations of a domestic, industrial and commercial nature, which have ranged in size from small losses through to multi-million pound complex claims.

Jon is experienced in the legal process in both Scotland and England & Wales, and the preparation of CPR Part 35 compliant reports. He has experience advising solicitors and Counsel on technical engineering issues and has given expert evidence in the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

Jon is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a Senior Associate based in the Hawkins Glasgow Office.

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  • Online

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Chelmsford and South Essex, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

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