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Professor Billy Hare ‘What’s an academic ever done to improve safety?
Wed 22 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
Professorial Lecture by Billy Hare, Professor of Construction Management at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), which will focus on the management of occupational health and safety in the construction industry.
‘What’s an academic ever done to improve safety? A review of research impact in construction.’
Managing the health, safety and welfare of workers is one of the hallmarks of any civilised society and is of the upmost importance to all leaders of society and industry.
In his lecture, Professor Hare will discuss his research on this topic and the impact it has had at home and overseas. He will also explore what the future holds for health and safety in the construction industry.
The lecture will be of interest to those involved in the procurement, management and delivery of construction or engineering projects, who will benefit from hearing how the outputs of Professor Hare’s research can help them better manage health and safety risks. It will also appeal to managers, students or employees with an interest in occupational health and safety.
Professor Hare is Deputy Director of GCU’s Built Environment and Asset Management (BEAM) Research Centre. He lectures in the University’s School of Engineering and Built Environment and has undertaken a number of research projects exclusively focused on the management of occupational health and safety in the construction industry. A Chartered Construction Manager, he also represents the University on the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Health and Safety Advisory Group.
Professor Hare is currently leading a year-long project at GCU to develop an app that will look to revolutionise health and safety on construction projects across the globe. The project will deliver an innovative system for educating architects and other designers to help them improve health and safety for construction workers, as well as the occupiers and users of buildings.
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Deeprose Lecture Theatre, Govan Mbeki Building,
Glasgow Caledonian University