‘We’d like you to attend the forum’ they said.
‘Urrgh’ I replied.
After 3 years of receiving a RoSPA Silver award, we needed to aim for Gold. But I must admit, the thought of sitting in a large conference suite with 100s of other people listening to corporate bodies discussing health and safety in the hope I ‘may’ come away slightly wiser wasn’t something that appealed to me, but after discovering HMS Belfast was the host, I changed my mind!
I set off, albeit rather sleepily, on the 0627 train to London Waterloo under the night sky. A short stroll, on what turned out to be a chilly but bright morning, to HMS Belfast certainly woke me up and I was feeling optimistic about the day.
I wasn’t disappointed. Not only did we start the day with a fantastic breakfast that would give any top London hotel a run for its money, but it was also a thoroughly interesting, informative, and helpful day.
We listened to talks by several members of RoSPA; Awards Ambassador, Awards Standards Manager, OSH Policy Adviser as well as leaders in their field; Arco (Experts in Safety and the UK’s leading supplier of safety equipment), HSE Recruitment (The UK’s leading Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk Management recruitment specialists) and Vector Equilibrium (a leader in helping business and individuals transform stress and become more resilient to life’s challenges).
Not only did I come away with numerous photos of HMS Belfast following a free tour, but I also came away with a multitude of notes, ideas and thoughts – now to put them into a logical report to take advantage of for our 2020 submission.
Why not visit HMS Belfast https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast