#ConstructTheFuture Roundtable event

Demystifying Health and Safety Compliance and innovating for tomorrow

#ConstructTheFuture roundtable event in partnership with Travis Perkins and Construction Manager Magazine


Health & Safety is an ever-evolving issue for our industry and one that we are continuously looking to address through the development of new products and technologies. But we know that it’s more than just a functional necessity for construction businesses – it’s the focus of long-term strategies crafted in the boardroom to improve the way we work.

From our roundtable session with 8 industy leading experts, we highlight the emerging trends in Health & Safety and those which will be at the forefront of contractors’ thinking in the coming years. Which new technologies will transform how people work on site? How will they interact and report progress, and how will compliance feed into boardroom policies now and in the future.

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Meet the Panel

Matias Jarnefelt, General Manager, Northern Europe, Hilti

Matias Jarnefelt

General Manager, Northern Europe, Hilti

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Catherine Gibson, Tool Hire Managing Director, Travis Perkins

Catherine Gibson

Tool Hire Managing Director, Travis Perkins

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Martin Coyd, Operations Director, Mace

Martin Coyd OBE

Operations Director, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Mace

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Martin Worthington, Head of Health & Safety Board, Morgan Sindall

Martin Worthington

SHEQ Director, Morgan Sindall

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John Saunders, Health and Safety Laboratory

John Saunders

Principal Ventilation Scientist, HSE Bespoke Research and Consultancy

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Rico Wojtulewicz

Rico Wojtulewicz

Head of Housing & Planning Policy, National Federation of Builders (NFB)

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Steve Coppin

Steve Coppin

Associate Technical Director, Arcadis

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Ed Hickland

Edward Hawksey

Health & Safety Manager, Novus Property Solutions

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What role will technology play in improving Health & Safety onsite?

#ConstructTheFuture Round table discussion

Watch key insights from our panellists at the round table

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Improving health and safety on construction sites

We asked John Saunders, Principle Scientist from HSE Bespoke Research and Consultancy, what needs to change to improve Health and Safety on site?

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Improved access to health and safety solutions onsite

Catherine Gibson, Tool Hire Managing Director for Travis Perkins discusses how they support their customers with nationwide access to safe tools and equipment, whatever the job.

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What can business leaders do to build upon existing health and safety standards?

Martin Coyd, Operations Director (Health, Safety & Wellbeing) at Mace Group, discusses the issue.

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The challenges for business leaders looking to influence on site behaviour

Matias Jarnefelt, General Manager at Hilti Northern Europe addresses the issue.

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Consigning poor health and safety practices to dust

Will Mann, Editor of Construction Manager Magazine asked our panel of industry experts about the biggest health and safety challenges facing the sector and discussed solutions for today and into the future.

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Health and Safety is an issue that will be key to securing the future of our industry so it's essential we work together to minimise risk across the job sites of tomorrow. We've gathered a whole range of resources to support you to identify safer working practices including blogs, the health and safety report as well as videos from leading experts.

To stay up to date with the latest insights, follow us on our social channels and join the discussion with #ConstructTheFuture.