ASM 2009

Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th

June 2009

At St. David’s Hall,
Cardiff, Wales

ASM 2009

Hosted by The Society of Occupational Medicine

Refining Practice

Workplace Visits

ASM 09

Our Committee Members have secured a wide range of Workplace Visits, to maximise the local opportunities available, some with a very Welsh theme!

 We recommend that you indicate via your On-line Registration which of the Visits you are interested in taking part in. Note that places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and maximum capacities apply to all Visits. Requesting a place on a Visit is not guarantee of its availability.

All joining instructions for the Visits and transport information (where appropriate) will be given to you at the Conference.

Visit listing

1. Big Pit, National Mine Museum for Wales

This provides an opportunity to go underground into an old mine, and begin to experience the working conditions miners endured. Additionally, Dr Ray Quinlan (ex-British Coal Board OHP) will give a lecture on some of the diseases associated with mining.

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3. Llanerch Vineyard, Glamorgan

This visit is for those who want a break from academia. This visit is about learning the skills of wine tasting, particularly some of the wines made in Wales. This is a social trip rather than one attracting CPD.

4. Severn River Crossing, Bristol

A chance to visit the bridges that cross the Severn into Wales, and see some of the hazards associated with this work.

5. Disaster Exercise

Gwent Police will run a disaster exercise at St David's Hall. The scenario is flooding, and will allow delegates to practise some of the skills associated with responding to disasters.

6. Fire Training HQ

A chance to visit the training Headquarters, and observing a practical demonstration of the training undertaken by fire fighters. This is particularly aimed at OHPs who do not work with Fire Services, to consider how this type of training may apply to their own field.

7. Visit to Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff

This is a chance to see the facilities at the Millennium Stadium. Additionally, there will be a presentation by the medical team responsible for elite sportsmen in Wales. The aim is to consider how medical care delivered to athletes could affect OH delivery in non-sporting settings.

8. Imperial Mint, Llantrisant

A chance to visit the coin minting factory for the UK. The tour will be conducted by the Health and Safety officer, and the hazards of plating will be discussed.

9. Explosives Manufacturer, Usk

A visit to BAE Systems, to demonstrate how explosives are manufactured, including centrifugal filling, radiography, and possibly a demonstration. For security reasons, this visit is only available to British Nationals, who will need to submit to security clearance in advance. (We will contact those who are booked for this Visit to advise of the procedure)

10. Aircraft Accident Recovery

A visit to the Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation team, based at MOD St Athan. This will involve a practical demonstration of the response to aircraft accidents, including demonstration of lifting, and how staff are trained to prepare for being exposed to trauma victims.

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