Dame Judith Hackitt lecture – Health and safety: the journey back to common sense and personal responsibility – London, 15 March 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Health and safety: the journey back to common sense and personal responsibility

Date and location

Tuesday 15 March 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

The View from the top series feature leading engineers and industrialists giving their personal perspectives on key engineering issues. Academy Fellow, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng, will deliver the next lecture.


Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng will reflect on eight years as Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – a health and safety system, which is emulated around the world and has over the last 40 years delivered enormous improvements. The HSE has had to fight hard to re-establish its reputation in the UK, which is partly caused by media exaggeration of stories blamed on “elf n safety” that have little to do with the prevention of death and serious injury to people at work. Judith will also argue that managers and leaders in business must share some of the responsibility for having lost sight of the basic principles and over-bureaucratising what should be an integral part of everyone’s role.

As the HSE launches its revised strategy for the next five years, Judith will call upon all business leaders to recognise the role they must play in getting back onto the right track in helping Britain to work well.

Booking and further information

For online booking and full programme visit the Royal Academy of Engineering View from the top event page. Tickets for the lecture cost £18.00 inc. VAt.

For further information, please contact: Katie Jones.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/view-from-the-top.htm