BMA workshop for Guardians of Safe Working Hours

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Learn about the role of Guardians of Safe Working Hours. During a three-and-a-half-hour session, you will learn about your role and function, and discuss common challenges and tips to support safe working.

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Free for members and non-members

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Who can attend

This workshop is designed for both new Guardians and more experienced Guardians.


What you will learn

  • Understand the purpose and functions of the Guardian role;
  • Identify key work and responsibilities of a Guardian;
  • Consider how to negotiate time and support needed to carry out the role;
  • Understand how the Guardian supports safe working;
  • Discuss and consider practical tips and common challenges and solutions.


What to expect from this event

  • Presentation
  • Q&As
  • Break out groups
  • Discussion with other Guardians
  • Tips


Key speakers

  • Cathy Taylor (SE & SW IRO);
  • Laurence Bunch (Senior Policy Advisor, Pay & Contracts);
  • Ruth Baird (London and SE IRO);
  • Shazia Karim (East Midlands and Yorkshire IRO);
  • Sam Wakeford (East of England IRO);
  • Melanie Sutton (West Mids. IRO & RC);
  • Elaine McAvoy (North East IRO & RC);
  • Hugh Townsend (South East IRO & RC).

Organiser details

Hugh Townsend