MPA health & safety seminars attract 350
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
A total of 350 delegates from 26 companies attended a series of health and safety leadership seminars arranged by aggregates trade body the Mineral Products Association (MPA).
The MPA says that the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) ‘Leading Safely’ seminars, which were held across the UK in 2017/18, have been a key element of its Safer & Healthier by Leadership initiative.
The interactive and industry-specific sessions give MPA members the opportunity to share and reflect on their own organisation’s performance, coupled with understanding how personal leadership styles and skills can influence performance and drive towards to zero harm.
The MPA says the seminars demonstrate how investing in leadership skills can reap valuable business benefits. These include understanding the difference between managing and leading health & safety, reducing accident rates and absence, improving productivity, enhanced reputation and recognition amongst stakeholders, reduced insurance premiums and legal costs, and better business continuity and stronger brand.
Kevin Stevens, the MPA’s director of health & safety, said: “The engagement and commitment shown by participants who have attended the programme reinforces our recognition of the critical role leadership plays at all levels in companies throughout our industry.
“Hopefully those leaders who have attended ‘Safer and Healthier by Leadership’ will inspire others in their workplace and in the wider industry to attend as part of the collective effort to achieve zero harm.”