Chair Announced for Safer Highways Mental Health Summit
Safer Highways have announced that the chair for this year’s mental health summit will be Karl Simons, Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water.
In his role, Karl is responsible for the strategic direction of discipline within the business. He has 25 years of experience in industry, having worked across all continents and numerous safety-critical industries including oil, gas, minerals, rail, construction and water.
He holds a Masters degree in Safety, Health and the Environment, is a Chartered Occupational Safety & Health Practitioner and member of the Institute of Directors and has always a keen student of behavioural psychology.
Karl is a regular lecturer at the University of Cambridge and holds a position as Main Board Director for the global organisation Water Sanitation for the Urban Poor.Over the last 5 years at Thames Water Karl has supported the company to develop a clear vision and strategy for each of the disciplines he oversees that has led to the implementation of waves of initiatives and world-class performance outcomes.
Taking place House of Commons on Thursday the 20thof June and commencing at 12.00pm, the invitation-only event will act as the launch pad for our industry-wide “Road to Better Wellbeing” strategy, designed to increase the awareness of wellbeing and mental health across the sector irrespective of the size of organisation.
The day will act as a call to action for all organisations, large and small to participate in the 2019 road to wellbeing survey.
This ambitious project will is supported by the major contractors from across the sector and will take the form of a quantitative questionnaire which will be followed with further in-depth qualitative analysis in 2020 as we frame the current state of workplace wellbeing within the highways sector.
Working alongside leading organisations such as Thames Water and the BMH Framework, this ambitious undertaking will take the form of quantitative and qualitative analysis, developed by leading experts from across the field of wellbeing and led by Clare Forshaw, formerly Head of Centre for Health at the HSE.
We will also be presenting the results of the pilot surveys carried out with selected organisations. The survey will be robust and thorough, yet easily accessible. We will also be launching our ongoing strategy for monitoring wellbeing within the industry.
To inquire about attending the Forum or for more information on ‘The Road to Better Wellbeing’ on the 20th June please email firstname.lastname@example.org