Event Details

Occupational Safety and Health Seminar on “Situation Awareness”

Date: 4th November 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registration at 6:30 p.m.)
Venue: Room 2505, 2/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR.
Organizer(s): IOSH Hong Kong
Co-Organizer(s): HKARMS; City University of Hong Kong;
Supporter(s): CILTHK; IMechE, HKNS, HKIE-NE
Speaker: Mr James Ellender
Language: English
Contact Person: Raymond Man
Contact Email: mailbox@ioshhongkong.com
Contact Tel: 9025 6767
CPD: 1.5 hours
Content: During times of heightened tension, it is common for people to experience increased levels of stress and anxiety, both in their personal life, as well as in their professional capacity. This discomfort may exist whilst travelling to and from work, or even at their workplace. Individuals, groups or crowds who intend on causing disruption can be intimidating to passengers of public transport, to pedestrians, and to employees performing their roles. As a duty of care, it is important to provide employees with the necessary knowledge and skills, so they can protect themselves when the risk of their surrounding environment changes. When persons are looking to commit crime, cause disorder and disruption, their body language and behaviours change. This is due to an increase in stress-levels in relation to what they are about to undertake. Understanding these signs and then making the correct decision in how to protect yourself, your family, colleagues and passengers from confrontational situations, and reach a place of safety, will increase confidence during these times and reduce anxiety. This overview in situational awareness will provide the attendees with an insight into:  How to increase their observation levels;  How to recognise the baseline environment around their home, travel route or place of work;  How to identify some of the common indicators that persons display when acting with mal- intent;  What measures should you take if the situation escalates.
Remarks: It is advisable that in order to prevent from spreading of influenza, any participant who has symptom(s) of flu, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose, etc, should not attend the seminar. Contact information (phone number and email address) should be provided at the time of on-line registration for urgent notification. Your membership/staff/student card should be produced at the reception counter.

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