HABC National Conference – Spotlight on Staples and Pendle Leisure Trust

With just weeks now until the HABC National Conference in Manchester on 13 November 2014, we asked Robin Clayton, UK Health and Safety Manager at Staples, and Karen Bracewell, Training Manager at Pendle Leisure Trust, to explain more about why both their organisations are getting involved.

Spotlight on Staples

Spotlight on Pendle Leisure Trust

Press Release: Safety first with the HABC National Conference

Stadium Promo 2Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) will be putting safety first at its conference later this year with a line up including Marks & Spencer, Laing O’Rourke and the City of London Corporation.

Held at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 13 November 2014, the HABC National Conference will feature a seminar – sponsored by Staples and ProTrainings.eu – on health and safety and fire safety, with insights and updates on training, law and compliance from some of the UK’s top experts and educators.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

• Tom Armstrong, Laing O’Rourke;
• Steve Bethell, Laing O’Rourke;
• Mark Lewis, Head of Trading Safely & Legally, Marks & Spencer;
• Dr Jim Marsden, Director, Ignis Associates Ltd;
• Lukas Rootman, Nabarro LLP;
• Oliver Sanandres, Corporate Health and Safety Manager, City of London;
• Martin Woodsworth, Head of External Quality Support, HABC; and
• Wendy Nixon, HABC Consultant.

Christian Sprenger, HABC Managing Director, said, ‘There are still many businesses that dismiss health and safety or fire safety as red tape, yet when done properly it contributes to the overall effectiveness and efficient running of a business and shows staff and clients alike that their welfare is being looked after.

Our seminar features experts and educators with a proven track record in getting businesses not just onside, but in turning them into the biggest advocates of good health and safety and fire safety practice’.

The conference is expected to attract an anticipated 600 delegates including blue-chip corporate clients and brand names, leading industry experts and educators and trainers.

The fire safety/health and safety seminar is one of seven that make up the entire conference covering a number of sectors including apprenticeships, first aid, food safety, licensing, pool lifeguarding and security.

Press Release: Free conference for lifeguarding qualifications

Lifeguarding QualificationsOne of the UK’s top qualification bodies will be hosting a free pool lifeguarding qualifications seminar for sports and leisure professionals later this year as part of its national conference.

The Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) National Conference takes place at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 13 November 2014, and will feature a day-long seminar focusing on the HABC Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (QCF).

Since its launch in 2011, a number of organisations have switched to the qualification, including Lifespan UK, which provides training for Virgin Active, as well as Holgates, Sport Central Northumbria University and Aquafyn Training Ltd.

The qualification has also proven popular with leisure trusts across the country, including Carlisle Leisure Trust Ltd, Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, Jesmond Community Leisure, North Country Leisure and Pendle Leisure Trust.

Christian Sprenger, HABC Managing Director, said, ‘The free seminar will be an ideal opportunity for sports and leisure professionals to find out more about the qualification and us as an organisation, especially in terms of the support and materials we can offer, and the expert team we have. We’ll also be able to help any organisations not already offering the qualification but wanting to do so’.

Attending the seminar will allow pool lifeguard trainers and assessors to deliver the HABC Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (QCF), providing they meet all the nominated tutor and assessor requirements. Delegates will also receive complimentary copies of The Pool Lifeguard Handbook, A Question of Pool Lifeguarding and the First Aid Handbook.

The pool lifeguarding qualifications seminar – sponsored by sponsored Carlisle Leisure Ltd, Jesmond Community Leisure, North Country Leisure and Pendle Leisure Trust – is one of seven that make up the entire conference covering the apprenticeships, fire safety and health and safety, first aid, food safety, licensing and security sectors.

Press Release: Spotlight on apprenticeship reform at HABC conference

apprenticeship reformHighfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) will be putting apprenticeship reform under the spotlight at its conference later this year with a line up including AELP, Apprenticeships4England and UKCES.

Held at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 13 November 2014, the HABC National Conference will feature an apprenticeship seminar – sponsored by Superdrug and Apprenticeships4England – with some of the top people in the training sector plus businesses that have successfully implemented work-based learning, including:

• Stewart Segal, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers;
• Lindsay McCurdy, CEO, Apprenticeships4England;
• Moira McKerracher, Deputy Director UK Commission for Employment and Skills;
• Dr Ann Limb, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership;
• Rob Mitchell, People Manager – Leadership Training, One Stop Stores Ltd;
• Sue Johnston, Apprenticeship Operations Manager, AS Watson UK; and
• Sue Renny, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, AS Watson UK.

Jason Sprenger, HABC Chief Executive, said, ‘2014 has been a year of huge upheaval for apprenticeships and we hope to bring some clarity and insight to the significant changes that the sector is undergoing. Our speakers will be providing comprehensive and timely updates on a range of areas including current and future apprenticeship developments, the constraints that providers find themselves facing, the support available and leadership training for deliverers – all within the context of the recent changes’.

The conference is expected to be HABC’s biggest yet, with an anticipated 600 delegates including blue-chip corporate clients and brand names, leading industry experts and educators and trainers.

The apprenticeship seminar is one of seven that make up the entire conference covering a number of sectors including fire safety/health and safety, first aid, food safety, licensing, pool lifeguarding and security.

 

Meeting the security challenge with the HABC National Conference

security challengeHighfield Awarding Body for Compliance (‘HABC’) will be putting the focus on security at its conference later this year with a line up including Professional Security Magazine, New Scotland Yard and Bosch UK Holdings Ltd.

Held at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 13 November 2014, the HABC National Conference will feature a security seminar – sponsored by MITIE, Marks & Spencer and ProTrainings.eu – with insights and updates on training, legislation and compliance from some of the top names in the industry, including:

•    Mark Rowe, Executive Editor, Professional Security Magazine;
•    DCI Mick Neville, New Scotland Yard;
•    Tony Shepherd, Protection Security Officer, Bosch Holdings UK Ltd;
•    Bob Betts, MD, Elite Academy of Security Training/Elite Bodyguard Ltd;
•    Andy Walker, HABC Security Consultant; and
•    James Rockley, HABC Business Development Director.

Jason Sprenger, HABC Chief Executive, said, ‘The security industry faces huge challenges over the next 18 months and is constantly under scrutiny.  Our line-up of speakers will provide delegates with a detailed update on industry developments covering everything from legal changes to practical guidance including information on working with the police, overseas delivery, CCTV and training innovation’.

The conference is expected to attract an anticipated 600 delegates including blue-chip corporate clients and brand names, leading industry experts and educators and trainers.

The security seminar is one of seven that make up the entire conference covering a number of sectors including apprenticeships, fire safety/health and safety, first aid, food safety, licensing and  pool lifeguarding.

Cost per attendee is £135+VAT for HABC Approved Centres and £195+VAT for non-Centres, with discounts available for early and multiple bookings.

For more information, click here, call 0845 226 0350 or email events@highfieldabc.com.