Details about some of the speakers for the Gas Safety Management Conference 2014 have been announced and will include:
- Barry Sheerman MP – Keynote speaker
- Martin Orrill, Head of Energy Technology and Innovation at British Gas Services speaking on “Social Housing – a vision of the home of the future”
- “Courtroom scenario – when things go wrong – demystifying the court process”
Accidents involving gas may lead to criminal prosecutions, inquests, and/or civil proceedings. In serious cases personnel are at risk of being called to account in the witness box. Doubt may be cast on their experience, records and the procedures followed by them and their organisation.
The presentation is designed to demystify the process of giving evidence. It begins with a theory session, where the procedures involved in giving evidence and the roles of different people involved will be examined. Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to justifying decision-making will be also explored. The second part of the presentation will involve a mock cross-examination, where the techniques will be demonstrated in practice. This cross-examination session will be based on a real-life example, and will show to those tasked with assessing risk how documentation can be used as evidence and how it can be challenged.
Bond Solon, the UK’s leading legal training company and Rob Gray Barrister will lead this session.
- Chris Bielby MBE, President of the Association of Gas Safety Managers
- Claire Heyes, Joint CEO of CORGI Technical Services and the AGSM
Access to carry out gas safety checks and servicing is problematic and costly for housing providers. It can leave the housing provider at risk of non-compliance and potential litigation, if something went wrong e.g. a CO incident.
The Gas Safety Management Conference 2014 will demystifying this complex subject, providing you with useful insights, case studies and tools to deal with the ongoing challenge of access and compliance.
Working together, we will be determining best practice within the sector and equipping you with the tools you need to introduce new ideas to your organisation, which will save time and much needed budget in a very challenging environment. So come and join your fellow gas managers and directors to move the industry forward working by together.
- Survey results for ‘MOT style of servicing’ to be shared at the Conference
Our survey on an ‘MOT style’ of servicing’ received over 200 responses and the results will be published at the Conference. There will be an opportunity to discuss the results with our panel of experts and be instrumental in developing a model that can be taken forward to the relevant stakeholders.