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The UK oil and gas extraction sector is a key component to the UK Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). As Safety and Security is critical to Oil and Gas operations in the North Sea, there is an increasing  need  for  interoperability  and  resilient  emergency response  communications.   

This workshop  will  consider  the current  Resilience  capability  of  the  existing  Communications systems,  and  whether  this  is  sufficient  to  cope  with  the increasing  complexities  of  operating  in  a  hostile  environment with  increased  regulation?  From  an  emergency  response perspective, particular attention will be given to:

  • COMAH – Control Of Major Accident Hazards regulations 1999
  • REPPIR  - Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001
  • Pipeline Safety regulations 1996

 

About your workshop leaders:
Alasdair Shannon, Head of Market Development - Fire & Civil Resilience, Airwave Solutions Ltd
Ammie Purewall, Principal Consultant, Airwave Solutions Ltd
Shub Naha, International Market Development Manager,
Airwave Solutions Ltd

 

Airwave owns and operates the Airwave network, which provides voice and data solutions to a variety of emergency services and public safety organisations. It is the biggest public safety radio network in the world today. Being both secure and highly resilient the Airwave network delivers mission critical voice and data with 24/7 responsiveness.  It offers greater resilience and enhanced coverage for users and provides the opportunity for agencies to be able to communicate seamlessly on one national network.

 

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Communications Interoperability - Defining the Risk?

10:00 Emergency Response Business Drivers. Health & Safety Executive (HSE) regulation is directing investment in Emergency Response & interoperability between platforms and agencies for enhanced resilience and C3

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Technology & Data Centric Solutions

12:30 Close of workshop

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Marriott Hotel Regents Park

128 King Henry’s Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Hotel Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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