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Summer Symposium

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About ISTR

ISTR is a relatively small but active organisation. Founded in 1981 as the Institute of University Safety Officers, membership widened beyond the University sector and in 1992 it was re-named the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research (ISTR). Today ISTR serves and supports the individual interests of safety professional in their specialist area of research and high technology.

ISTR organises for its members symposia and skills workshops, publishes a handbook and has an e-mail discussion forum. There is also an ISTR award and a sponsorship scheme. Being relatively small the Institute is friendly and lends itself easily to networking opportunities.

ISTR is well respected by external bodies and makes representation to, and is consulted by, other professional bodies and regulators in the UK and abroad.

ISTR has set up and now accredits the Biosafety Accreditation Scheme which gives professional recognition to the competence of Biosafety practitioners.

There are four categories of ISTR membership: Fellow, Member, Associate and Retired. All categories of membership are open to those who work outside of the UK provided the appropriate standards of qualification and experience are met.

The affairs of the Institute are managed by the ISTR Executive.

Upcoming events

    • 21 November 2018
    • 09:00
    • 22 November 2018
    • 16:00
    • Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

    Keep the date free for this popular event in the ISTR calendar. 

    This year's theme for the two days is Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) and we are planning to cover a wide range of associated topics such as:

    Ergonomics and LEV use, LEV and novel systems, users experiences of isolators, fume extraction at the point of generation, LEV specification and design, failing LEV, extract modelling, thorough examination and test.

    There will also be the opportunity to learn differently as we introduce a 'gallery walk' with a number of LEV providers showcasing their solutions for a range of LEV applications.

    • 12 March 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • H14 Sackville St Building, University of Manchester, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB
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    Advance information - more information available from mid-September 2018 

    Note: This event is for ISTR Members only

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    Background:
    In safety, the ultimate goal is an interdependent culture in which employees protect each other and help each other to conform. But discussing safety and, in particular, challenging unsafe behaviours is fraught with difficulty. Done well it is the under-pinning of a positive safety culture. Done badly it can undermine all other safety effort.

    Engagement for safety is a unique, highly-participative workshop designed to provide ISTR members with essential communication skills. Delegates learn to engage confidently and positively applying a world-famous coaching model to health and safety with a view, ultimately, to resolving workplace problems and understanding and eliminating unsafe behaviours.

    IOSH Approved Engagement for safety is a 1-day training programme which includes: –

    Module 1         Introduction

    Module 2        Talking about safety (a demonstration of a positive engagement)

    Module 3        Questioning

    Module 4        The GROW Model (a template for a positive engagement)

    Module 5        Engagement skills session 1

    Module 6        Listening

    Module 7        Engagement skills session 2

    Module 8        Engagement skills session 3

    End Test         Successful candidates receive an IOSH Certificate.

    Note: Delegates will be required to do some preparation in advance of the workshop and relevant documentation will be provided beforehand 

     

    Course tutor:
    Michael Emery CMIOH Securus Health and Safety Limited.

    Agenda: tbc

    09:30 Registration / Refreshments available 

    11:00 – 11:30  Coffee Break

    11:45 – 13:00 

    13:00 – 13:30  Lunch

    13:30 – 15:15 

     15:00 – 15:15  Coffee Break

     15:15 – 16:30 

     16:30              Workshop Ends 

    Workshop costs - £250.00
    This includes: Pre-workshop documentation, Classroom training, handouts, IOSH Certificate (successful candidates), a buffet lunch and refreshments during the day.

    Accommodation
    This is not included in the price but is available at local hotels. See  https://www.visitmanchester.com/where-to-stay for information.

    Final details
    Final details will be forwarded on receipt of payment.

    Refunds
    Refunds cannot be made for non-attendance. A substitute person may attend, contact istr-eventsecretary@istr.org.uk


    • 25 June 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Room B12 Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University of Nottingham, Clifton Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2AH
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    Save the date!

    Summer 2019 ISTR Skills Worksop focussing on Human Factors and Ergonomics.  

    Further details will be available from mid-September 2018  

    Note: This event will be for ISTR Members only    

     

    Workshop costs - tbc
    This includes: Classroom training, handouts, a buffet lunch and refreshments during the day.

    Accommodation
    This is not included in the price but is available at local hotels. See https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/accommodation/visitoraccommodation/visitoraccommodation.aspx for ddetails

    Final details
    Final details will be forwarded on receipt of payment.

    Refunds
    Refunds cannot be made for non-attendance. A substitute person may attend, contact istr-eventsecretary@istr.org.uk