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Revisiting Design Risk Management – Webinar

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Webinar Overview

You will learn what to do instead of endless PxS matrices.
You will be signposted to resources to show what HSE expects and what other designers are doing so you learn not to waste valuable resources of little value.
You will be provided with slides to use to share with colleagues to explain the subject clearly.
For Professionals in the building and construction industry including: architects, engineers, building surveyors, H&S professionals, clients and client advisers, developers, construction project managers, CDM Principal Designers, lawyers, more…


What CDM 2015 really asks of designers: 3 steps to success in a background of collaboration
what is very badly wrong with probability x severity matrices
why you may not need to produce probability x severity matrices at all
what to do instead as a designer or principal designer
how to use CIRIA C755 effectively
when and how to use probability x severity matrices effectively
what to do next: ideas for change




Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, health and safety professional (IOSH) and Chair of the Design for Health Task Group

Liz is passionate about empowering others by simplifying the complex and signposting to answers that will help practical delivery of effective health and safety.

In her professional career Liz is most proud of the following:

  • Being the first Group Safety Manager for Atkins through rapid expansion and flotation where she developed safety management systems and training across the businesses and supported acquisition due diligence and project delivery across the Group;
  • Leading on the establishment, with AA, RAC, the Police and the then Highways Agency, of www.survivegroup.co.uk which achieved a change in public behaviour on the fast road network within three years of initiation, making these roads safer and helping to reduce congestion;
  • Establishing with senior colleagues from industry www.safetyindesign.org.uk and taking responsibility for maintenance of the free Design Guides, produced by industry leaders from an HSE led initiative to help small design practices;
  • Being Interim Head of Health and safety for LOCOG, London 2012 organising committee to facilitate building the necessary capability across the Games and Paralympic Games and devising means of training a highly diverse community of staff and volunteers from nations across the globe. Working with Regulators and delivery teams to enable and empower a successful series of high-profile events and associated transport solutions across the country;
  • Leading the Design for Health Task Group. A current pan industry group working on effective interventions by clients and designers to improve health outcomes for all affected by construction work for the lifetime of any asset;
  • Co-Chairing Constructing Excellence Somerset with Hannah Ranby of Bridgwater and Taunton College;
  • Development and delivery of a range of training courses in the UK and overseas on CDM 2015 for IStructE, ICE, APS, Synergie Training and for Safety in Design;
  • Conducting or supporting various pieces of research for HSE, EPSRC, B&CE Trust
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