ICE and Costain lecture to focus on wellbeing and leadership in the new world of work

As part of the continuing drive to champion the industry to eliminate harm, the 12th annual ICE/Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture will focus on leading, adapting and thriving in the ‘new normal’.

Dr John Briffa (left) and L. David Marquet
Dr John Briffa (left) and L. David Marquet
The latest edition of the ICE/Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture will see leading experts Dr John Briffa and L. David Marquet address the issues of wellbeing, leadership and keeping workforces safe from harm amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking place on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 09.00am (UK time), the online event will explore how sectors of industry have had to quickly react and innovate their organisational working practices.

It will also question whether we have fully understood, adapted and addressed the health and safety aspects of our new world of work, where more of us are working remotely and where there is a greater focus needed on mental health and wellbeing.

Chaired by ICE President, Rachel Skinner, and Costain’s Managing Director for Transportation, Sue Kershaw, this year’s lecture promises to be an event which inspires us all to lead, adapt and thrive in our new world of work. 

About the speakers

Dr John Briffa BSc MB BS (Lond) 
Dr Briffa is a practising doctor, prize-winning graduate of University College London School of Medicine (1990), and author of 9 books, including the A Great Day at the Office. He will focus on the ‘what’.  What do we need to do as individuals and organisations to ensure that we all thrive in our new world of work?  Furthermore, what do we need to do to achieve healthy high performance and create a Sustainable Wellbeing Culture.

L. David Marquet
A former nuclear submarine Commander, author of the Amazon #1 best seller: Turn the Ship Around! and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine, David will then focus on the ‘how’.  How do we create a workplace where everyone engages and contributes, where they are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work, where everyone is a leader. He will also discuss making sustainable wellbeing culture a reality.

Register here for the ICE/Costain Health & Safety Prestige Lecture 2020.  

Covid-19: An Engineering Approach to Protecting Workers During the Pandemic

ICE released guidance earlier this year urging construction firms against a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when managing the health, safety and wellbeing of workers amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: An Engineering Approach to Protecting Workers During the Pandemic is designed to be read in conjunction with appropriate statutory guidance and ensure blanket rules and restrictions are not applied across the entire construction industry. 

Embedding learning to eliminate harm

The 2019 ICE/Costain lecture focussed on embedding learning to eliminate harm and examined how effective we were at implementing that learning to continually improve and really eliminate harm. A recording of this lecture from 2019 is available to watch below.

Costain and ICE H&S lecture-Embedding learning to eliminate harm from ICE Group on Vimeo.

Read a blog on mental health and wellbeing from ICE member Yan Zhou, part of our Coping with Lockdown series.