18th September 2014 – Health at Work – Brockholes

The event will focus on Health at Work, a topic affecting all employees and employers in today’s fast-paced and, at times, demanding workplace

Event Details

The topic of this event will be Health at Work, an area which affects all employers and employees in today’s fast-paced and, at times, demanding workplace.

We will look at the Government’s new Health and Work Service which is due to be launched in October of this year and consider just what it will mean to employers.

We will also talk delegates through what they need to know on the legal aspects of managing long term sickness amongst their employees. It’s a topic that we’ve been asked to cover by many of our regular delegates, so it seems it’s an issue affecting many organisations.

The guest speaker for the event is Celia Gaze, the Managing Director of The Wellbeing Farm, the multi-award winning corporate venue, based in between Blackburn and Bolton in the Lancashire countryside, which is a corporate hospitality venue purposely designed on the principles of encouraging health & wellbeing and managing stress in the workplace.

Celia set up The Wellbeing Farm in early 2013 after having worked in the NHS at senior manager level for over 14 years, during which time she managed a number of high-profile projects across the Greater Manchester and Lancashire region. Her own personal experience of suffering with work-associated stress led her to want to learn more about the condition and she has since qualified as a stress management and organisational stress management trainer.

Celia will talk about her personal experience of work-related stress and the European Agency for Safety and Health’s campaign - Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress. Stress is the second most commonly-reported work-related health problem in Europe and the cause of more than half of all lost working days. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the positive effects that dealing with psychosocial risks can have on overall business performance and encourage more organisations to actively manage stress amongst their workforce.

There will also be the ever-popular Employment update on key issues and changes to legislation affecting employers, as well as the opportunity to network with other business owners, managers and HR professionals.

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The Lancashire HR Exchange

 

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Event Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9.00 – 9.30am – Employment law update – Emma Swan, Employment Partner, Taylors Solicitors

9.30 – 10.0am – Introduction to the new Health & Work Service – what does it mean to employers? – Emma Swan

10.10 – 10.15am – Break & refreshments

10.15 – 10.45am – ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’ – Celia Gaze, Managing Director, The Wellbeing Farm Limited

10.45 – 11.15am – Managing long term sickness – Emma Swan

11.30am – Event close

 

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Event Location

 

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Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG

Web: www.brockholes.org

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By Car

From Preston:
At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 go straight over under the motorway signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 North Bound:
As you come off the motorway get in the middle lane. At the roundabout turn right, signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From Samlesbury and South-bound off the M6:
From Samlesbury –  At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 you need to go all the way round the double roundabout as if you where going to head back along the A59 towards Samlesbury. As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 Southbound:
As you come off the motorway turn right at the roundabout towards Preston. Stay in the right hand lane and continue around the roundabout, As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

By Bus
Brockholes is about caring for the natural world and for the environment.  One way of protecting that environment is to reduce your carbon footprint so why not come to Brockholes by frequent local bus and on foot, enjoying an easy, level walk along the Ribble of less than a mile – about 20 minutes – to the reserve entrance.

If you are coming from Preston Bus Station catch either Stagecoach-in-Lancashire bus 59 or Transdev Lancashire United  Ribble Valley Express service X80/280 and alight at the Tickled Trout Motel, just before the M6 junction.

In the other direction Bus 59 provides a direct service from Blackburn or Accrington (half hourly weekdays, hourly Sundays) whilst the Lancashire United Ribble Valley Express X80/280 serves Skipton, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe and Whalley, (connections from Burnley). hourly on weekdays, two hourly on Sundays.  For downloadable X80/280 timetables log onto www.lancashirebus.co.uk.

If you are coming from Preston, alight at the bus stop at the Tickled Trout and walk back over the river bridge, taking the first track on the right by a metal crash barrier fence. Walk 50 metres along the track, before going through the metal kissing gate on the right which leads onto the cycle track, now the Guild Wheel Cycle Way.

If coming from the Blackburn or Clitheroe direction, alight at the first bus stop past the M6 which is the Tickled Trout. Either cross the A59 carefully at the refuge, turning left to cross the river bridge to the track on the right, or cross the river bridge to locate steps leading to an underpass, left, under the A59 which joins the cycle path as below.

Follow this level tarmac track which soon goes alongside the river and under the concrete arches of the slip roads, motorway and along the vehicle access road to the main entrance to the reserve.  You can follow this drive to the Visitor Centre, but a metal kissing gate on the left 20 metres before the entrance gives access to a traffic free walking route parallel to the drive which lead to the Centre.

 

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