Event Details

Technical Seminar for OSH Practitioners - Beyond Competence to Capability in Practice

Date: 7 January 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Venue: Rm. 108, Open University of Hong Kong - CITA Learning Centre (CITA Building), 201-203 Lai King Hill Road, Kwai Chung, N.T.
Organizer(s): IOSH (HK)
Supporter(s): Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education, The Open University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Paul D'Arcy, MSc, CMIOSH, Sp Dip EM, MIIRSM, Dip EH, PGCHE, Programme-in-Charge of the Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health of Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contact Person: Miss Kelly Chu
Contact Email: mailbox@ioshhongkong.com
Contact Tel: 35909105
CPD: A CPD Certificate of 1.5 hours will be issued to each participant who has completed the entire duration of the seminar. The participants shall collect their own attendance certificate (with pre-printed name but without the Institution’s stamp) during registration. Upon completion of the seminar at 5:00pm or later, the participants shall proceed to the reception counter for receiving a stamp on the certificate. Only certificates with the Institution’s stamp are considered as valid CPD certificates.
Content: How do OSH practitioners develop the capability to practice which goes beyond the normally accepted parameters of professional competence, i.e. experience, knowledge and (qualified) training / education ? Currently, in the UK, the Government has led a debate and enquiry into the perceived OSH burden on business and commerce - the over bureaucratic administration and risk averse attitudes of practitioners adding to costs of organisations and, for example, preventing activities occurring, pushing up insurance premiums etc. The UK Government formed an enquiry in 2010 led by Lord Young into this topic named 'Common Sense, Common Safety'. The over zealousness and increasing bureaucracy of OSH practitioners has been fervently denied by IOSH and other professional bodies as myths and false assumptions. Professor Lofstedt of Imperial College London, a renowned expert in risk management, also recently (November 2011) produced a comprehensive report into this whole area at the UK Governments request. The seminar will discuss the findings of the Lord Young and Lofstedt report and UK Government response and address the issues it has raised for the UK OSH practitioners (including training / education). This debate is about going beyond competence to practice in UK but also the wider impact upon OSH practitioners internationally. The seminar is helpful for the OSH practitioners in empowering organisations leaders and managers / supervisors to take ownership of OSH in carrying out their executive responsibilities to the workforce and other interested parties. As 'soft skills' as well as the 'hard' technical skills gained through education and practice are very important for the OSH practitioners in the modern workplace, the seminar is very useful for the OSH practitioners who want to develop "Beyond Competence to Capability in Practice". Meanwhile, a framework will be introduced by the speaker for discussion during the seminar.
Remarks: To prevent the spread of Influenza, any participant who has symptoms of flu, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose should not attend the seminar or should put on a face mask throughout his/her stay at the seminar. Please provide us with your contact information (phone number or email) at the time of on-line registration for urgent notification.

Registrations Details:

The online registration starts at 2012-01-03 and end at 2012-01-06. Please register during the above period.