Hazards Conference 2021 report – recordings and resources

Thanks to everyone who attended,  spoke, facilitated, chaired and participated in Hazards  Conference 2021 on the weekend 31-July and 1 August organised by Hazards Campaign.

We  were privileged to have the opportunity to hear from the movement’s most brilliant health and safety organisers and activists, from here in the UK and also our fantastic international speakers.

Workshop facilitators gave their time freely, professionally and enthusiastically. The Hazards Campaigns is very grateful and appreciative of the  huge efforts in  preparation and delivery of the fantastic workshops.

The links to the recordings and resources are below:

Saturday plenary session (excluding Q&A of discussion sessions):

Richard Wagstaff, President, of NZCTU also showed a highly  persuasive video sent to him by a community support worker – https://gmhazards.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/video-1627611922.mp4

PDF of Powerpoint display used between sessions

The Saturday plenary was followed by three discussion sessions:

  1. Challenging Work surveillance, micro-management and other draconian working practices, led by PCS National Health and Safety and Environment Officer Tracy Edwards supported by Prof. Phil Taylor Strathclyde University, Ian Hodson President BFAWU and Bryan Simpson, Unite Union Hospitality Organiser.
  2. Supporting Workers and their families seeking justice and health and safety enforcement led by Hilda Palmer FACK and Hazards Campaign, supported by FACK member, Louise Adamson Michael’s Story, FACK and Scottish Hazards, Keith Cundall Irwin Mitchell, Sam Atkinson, FACK member, Bow Crane Collapse and Prof. Phil James. Presentation by Phil James
    Supporting Families session links
  3. Challenging increased violence and abuse at work led by National Health and Safety Officer Rob Miguel Unite Union, supported by Kim Sunley National Health and Safety Officer Unison, Doug Russell National Health and Safety Officer at USDAW, Paul Holleran GMB NW/NI Education/Health and Safety Officer on violence faced by journalists and Sarah Woolley General Secretary BFAWU on violence faced by women at work.

Sunday Morning Plenary with Andy McDonald MP (Q&A) session:

The Sunday Plenary was followed by these eight workshops

  • Workshop 1 – Safety Reps Organising Creatively to Keep Workers Safe During the Pandemic and Beyond
    Barry Faulkner (Unite National Political Education Coordinator)
    Andrea Oates (Labour Research Department)

  IntroductionResources and creative action for safety reps

Plus: Recording of the workshop


  • Workshop 8 – Hybrid working
    Ian Tasker Scottish Hazards

PLUS – Resources posted in the Zoom chat by participants









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