Site Visit

Site visit to Killarney Water Treatment Plant

Thursday, 11 October 2018

as part of the

NISO Health and Safety Conference – Safety: The Heart of the Matter

Friday, 12 October 2018


07:45    Registration, Coffee and Exhibition Viewing

08:30    Conference Opening and Welcome Address

Harry Galvin, President, National Irish Safety Organisation

Session 1 – Chairperson:    [Anderco Safety]

08:45     Work-related injury and illness in Ireland: trends over time in five high risk sectors

Dr Helen Russell, Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

09:15    Health and wellbeing – a CEO’s perspective

Bev Messinger, Chief Executive, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

09:45     The Perfect Storm – How we can redirect its power for better performance

Darren Sutton, Senior Partner, RMS Switzerland

10:15        Questions and Answers

10:25        Morning Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 2 – Chairperson: Jim Curley, Chief Executive, Jones Engineering

10:50    “Influencing Hearts and Minds”, the Health and Safety Authority’s Strategy 2019-2021

Dr Sharon McGuinness, Chief Executive,  Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

11:20     Complexity, resilience and safety culture

Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge and Founder and Director, Centre for Applied Complexity, University of Wales

11:50      Question and Answer Session

12:00     Launch of All Ireland Safety Quiz 2019

12:10      Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Session 3 – Chairperson: Mark Rutherford, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Intel Ireland Ltd.

13:20    Personal Injury; The Occupational Health Perspective

Dr Deirdre Gleeson, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise Occupational Health Services

13:50      Assessing personal injuries fairly and accurately

Conor O’Brien, Chief Executive, Personal Inuries Assessment Board (PIAB)

14:20      A View from the Courts

The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice, Supreme Court

14:50      Questions and Answers

15:00      Afternoon Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 4 – Chairperson: Kieran Linehan, Managing Director, Ayrton Group

15:20      Embracing Health and Safety Challenges in the Workplace

Well@Work – How to create a heart healthy workforce

Enda Campbell, Workplace Health Promotion Officer, Irish Heart Foundation

Rosemary Keogh, Chief Executive, Irish Wheelchair Association

15:40    Communicating Safety Messages – The story of Tommy McAnairey and others

Owen Wilson, Networks Safety Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

16:10     Questions and Answers

16:15      Closing Remarks

Michael O’Neill, Vice President, National Irish Safety Organisation

…..      Close of Conference

16:30      Reception hosted by Anderco Safety


Additional booking required for dinner

18:30       Cash Bar

19:00     Call for Dinner

Guest: Pat Breen, T.D., Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection [To be Confirmed]

Presentation of Awards, Dinner, Entertainment and Band