Changing Behaviours Saving Lives – WGM Health, Safety & Wellbeing Conference 2019

Changing Behaviours, Saving Lives


WGM Engineering – Health, Safety & Wellbeing Conference 2019

‘Safety and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do at WGM, meaning that we all go home safe and well. We truly believe that by working collaboratively, we can deliver a sustainable level of safety and wellbeing.” – Ian Mathieson (WGM Managing Director).

Between 2018/2019, 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. 1.4 million working people were suffering from a work-related illness and a devastating 147 workers were killed at work. Everyone should go home safe and well.

Our 2019 Health, Safety & Wellbeing conference featured a packed agenda of interesting, engaging and informative speakers. This included our keynote speaker, Peter Farrer (Scottish Water – Chief Operating Officer), who presented an insight into the changing culture of Health & Safety and the impact shadow which leaders have on the wider team and organisation. Our WGM Civil Engineering Director Kevin Seabeck provided us with a powerful and hard-hitting story, detailing a personal experience of a fatality which he encountered on site. We were also delighted to have Dr. Tim Marsh and ‘The 2Macs’ provide two excellent sessions, which involved audience participation and a unique view on understanding mental health and wellbeing. Throughout the day we provided delegates with the opportunity to relay their opinions in live interactive sessions.

‘Changing Behaviours, Saving Lives’ was thoroughly enjoyed by all delegates, who provided very useful and positive feedback.


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