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QinetiQ Collaborate Event


On Monday 18th March 2019, we hosted a QinetiQ Collaborate event on Supply Chain Safety, Culture & Performance, to bring together suppliers within ‘higher risk’ categories, such as Construction, Facilities Management and Range Services. We offered thought leadership in a collaborative and open environment, ensuring that the connection between safety and well-being is apparent to drive awareness and improve safety culture and performance.

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The event allowed us to provide suppliers, some of which have stated they don’t have full HSE policies in place (cited from JOSCAR), with key information, contacts and tool-kits to help them define what they need to put in place. This was achieved through sharing of best practice and creating a self-help network which enables continual and sustainable improvements to drive a more sustainable QinetiQ supply chain.
The event focused around three key themes.
Physical, operational and industrial safety;
Technology and its use in delivering improved workplace safety; and
Modern Slavery and Ethic, protecting those who contributed to or are impacted by supply chain decisions

The event aimed to promote safety culture, linking the impact of each of the key themes to employee well-being and mental health, whilst delivering a networking forum for suppliers. This messaging was delivered through subject matter guest speakers, a panel of subject matter experts from across multiple industries and a sharing of concerns, thoughts and knowledge in a workshop environment. Suppliers were also provided with a stand space so that they were able to showcase the services that they provide whilst demonstrating their own safety programmes.
Overall, we aimed for the SME supply chain to walk away with a more informed position on what matters within Health and Safety in the workplace and how technology can help deliver this, in addition to being aware of Modern Slavery and how to protect themselves from it. Events such as this one contribute towards a more informed supply chain, which in turn, helps to protect both QinetiQ and its supply chain.


Host:
Simon Tomlinson - Supply Chain Lead & Group Director of Procurement, QinetiQ


Speakers:

Health & Safety: Soundbite or Foundation 
Sean Bell - Air Solutions Ltd./ MD Vangovion

Behavioural Change 
Dorian Colling - Safety Director

Physical, Operational and Industrial Safety
Pete Davies Engineering Director, QinetiQ
Stuart DeverillManaging Director, Volkerfitzpatrick
Eileen RoddisHead of Health and Safety, Vodafone
Nick AlfordDirector, QHHSE Defence – Serco
James Ayo Head of Portsdown Technology Park, QinetiQ
John Barnacle-BowdVice President of Global Environmental Health and Safety, RS Components

Technology and its use in delivering improved workplace safety
Mark GriffithsBusiness Development Director, QinetiQ
Stuart DeverillManaging Director, Volkerfitzpatrick
Eileen RoddisHead of Health and Safety, Vodafone
David Hunkin OBECentrik
Kelly MathiesonQHSE Director, CBRE

QinetiQ Key Learnings
Jane AustinHead of Health, Safety & Environment, QinetiQ
Nick LayDirector for Operations – Air Training and Air Test & Evaluation, QinetiQ
Ian Beresford Group SIRO, QinetiQ

Modern Slavery and Ethics: Protecting those who contribute to or are impacted by supply chain decisions
Andrew WallisCEO, Unseen
Sam HealyCorporate Responsibility Director, QinetiQ