Foresight workshop: anticipating and adapting to change – Buxton, 9 June 2016

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Foresight Workshop – anticipating and adapting to change.

9 June 2016


One of HSE’s strategic goals for the next five years is for
Britain to ‘lead the world in anticipating and tackling the new
health and safety challenges that come with social, economic and
technological change’.

Some of the areas under consideration include:

  • workforce trends – an ageing population, changing work
    patterns, workforce diversity (from veterans to generation z);
  • low carbon economy – are ‘green jobs’ safe jobs;
  • the energy challenge – increased demand, aging infrastructure,
    increases in distributed generation; and
  • smart technologies – automation, robotics and artificial

Thinking about the potential impact of these changes is not
about discovering obscure and unlikely risks but rather ensuring
that workplace health and safety considerations do not act as
unnecessary barriers to future growth.

In this one day workshop we will introduce to you to the work of
the Foresight Centre and show how companies can benefit from
anticipating and adapting to the changing world.  Based on a
series of case studies delegates will use a range of techniques to
identify the challenges and opportunities for future risk

The course will cover

  • Megatrends – what are they, where do they come from, why do
    they matter and how do they impact on risk management?
  • How to identify relevant sub trends and balance conflicting
    priorities using a simple prioritisation tool.
  • Using scenarios to understand the impact of possible futures on
    strategic plans.
  • Using ‘snap-shot workshops’ to analyse opportunities and unmet

Who should attend

Directors, senior managers and leaders in health and safety


The course will be run at the Health Safety Laboratory in the
spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and
has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this workshop is £650 per
person (includes notes, lunch and refreshments).

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or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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