ORGANIZER

The Conference is addressed to:

  • Employers and employees

  • Occupational Health and Safety professionals

  • Competent Authority Officers and Inspectors

  • Engineers, Insurers, Students, etc

The Conference is held under the auspices of the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance. 

Participation Fee:
Members of CYSHA and IET, Unemployed &

 

Students: 30 Euros

Non-Members: 50 Euros

 

All participants will be given a Certificate of Attendance

(Duration 7 hours).

 

For further information please contact

by email at info@cysha.org.cy

 

or call at 99172410.

 

Conference Language: English and Greek 

3rd DECEMBER 2016

 

FILOXENIA

CONFERENCE CENTER

NICOSIA

The Cyprus Safety and Health Association organizes an International Conference in:

"Health and Safety in Facilities' Management"

 

The conference is addressed to Engineers and Professionals in the field of Safety and Health.

 

Distinguished Scientists in health and safety both from Cyprus and abroad will cover issues related to indoor air quality, work at height, design of installations with respect to the maintenance, the health and safety file and fire safety, with special reference in sports facilities and temporary structures. During the conference practical examples in relation to the management of health and safety issues in facilities will be presented and additionally the speakers will refer to accidents that happened indicating the causes and ways on how they could have been avoided.

SCHEDULE

09:00 - 09:30

REGISTRATION / WELCOME COFFEE 

 

9:30 - 10:00

ADDRESSES 

Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance,

Zeta Aimilianidou

President of ETEK, Stelios Achniotis

President of IET Cyprus, Marios Agrotis

President of CYSHA, Georgios Florides

 

10:00 - 10:45

KEYNOTE SPEECH - THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH & SAFETY PROFESSIONAL IN FACILITIES’ MANAGEMENT 

Dr George Boustras, Associate Professor

in Risk Assessment, Dean of the School of Business,

European University Cyprus

 

10:45 - 11:15

FACILITY’S HEALTH & SAFETY FILE 

Phillip Scott, Architect – Associate Director of AECOM

11:15 - 11:45

COFFEE BREAK 

11:45 - 12:15

INDOOR AIR QUALITY 

Prof. Jean Sciare, Director of the Energy Environment

and Water Research Center of The Cyprus Institute

12:15 - 12:45

USE OF ROPE ACCESS FOR TEMPORARY
WORKS AT HEIGH

Schaeper Wolfgang, Civil Engineer – Convener of the German Standardisation Committee

12:45 - 13:15

DISCUSSION 

13:15 - 14:00

LUNCH 

14:00 - 14:45

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SAFETY IN SPORTS FACILITIES.

 

ASPECTS OF STEEL STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND CORROSION IN SWIMMING FACILITIES 

 

Stavros Lambrou BEng, MSc, CMIOSH, Health and Safety Consultant

14:45 - 15:15

FIRE SAFETY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:

INTERNATIONAL FIRE SAFETY CODES 

(FOCUS ON EMERGENCY PROCEDURES)

Dr George Boustras, Associate Professor in Risk Assessment, Dean of the School of Business, European University Cyprus

15:15 - 15:45

ON THE EDGE OF RESEARCH: ENFORCING SECURITY
& PRESERVING SAFETY IN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SETUP

Michael Skitsas & Lisa Charalambous, Software Engineers and Research Scientists ADITESS LTD

15:45 - 16:15

DISCUSSION / CLOSING 

MODERATORS    Stavros Lambrou & Olga Nicolaidou

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SPEAKERS

GEORGE BOUSTRAS

George is currently an Associate Professor in Risk Assessment at European University Cyprus, Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration. George is the Director of the Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) of EUC and Coordinator of the MSc and PhD in OSH programs.  George is a PhD in Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London.  George had been appointed as Honorary Research Fellow at CPSE at Imperial College London, and he was KTP Research Fellow at FSEG at the University of Greenwich. 

He is a Member in a number of professional Organizations (IChemE, IFireE, TEE, ETEK) and a Chartered Scientist at IChemE, he is the National Representative of Cyprus in the European Technology Platform for Industrial Safety (ETPIS).  He was Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee of the Cyprus Scientific and Engineering Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), and he was the Representative of the Republic of Cyprus in the Socio-Economic Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)between 2011 - 2017.  He sits at the Management Committee of Secure Societies - Protecting Freedom and security of Europe and its citizens of “HORIZON 2020” and he is a Member of the Academic Committee of ERNCIP – the European Research Network of Critical Infrastructure Protection at JRC Ispra. 

He has consulted private organisations and the Cypriot Government in various occasions.  In the past he was a Technical Consultant for the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus in carrying out the Risk Assessment of Unexploded Ordnance as part of Gas Exploration.  He has recently been appointed by the President of the Republic as Vice President in the Council of Energy Strategy. He has been appointed by the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Cyprus to Head a Special Task Force that will propose a new management procedure for the State’s first responders.

George is Editor-in-Chief of Safety Science (Elsevier) and Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (Springer), the International Journal of Emergency Management and International Journal of Critical Infrastructure (both Inderscience).

He Guest Edited a Special Issue of Fires in Energy Systems for Fire Technology. He has guest edited 2 more Special Issues in Safety Science. He is currently guest editing 3 more Special Issues in the aforementioned Journals.  George currently supervises 6 PhD students (4 as main supervisor and 2 as co-supervisor). 

PHILLIP SCOTT

BA Arch MCSD RFaPS TechIOSH, AIIRSM Associate Director

Phillip Scott received his Degree in Architecture from Manchester Polytechnic. He holds the NEBOSH General Certificate and the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and since 2011 is a Technical member of IOSH.

 

Philip Scott is Associate Director of AECOM and a CDM Coordinator/Principal Designer (since CDM 2015) with involvement in prestigious industrial and commercial projects throughout the north of England.  He is an AECOM Academy trainer in CDM, Safety in Design (SiD) and Health & Safety. He is “competent person”, under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, to a range of design practices and construction companies.

 

Phillip Scott has completed a number of Disability Access Audits under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and BS 8300. He has acted as Strategic Health and Safety Advisor to the University of Manchester and he is co-author of The University of Manchester CDM Procedures 2011.Strategic Design and Construction Health and Safety Support to the University of Manchester Directorate of Estates and Facilities.

 

In 2010 Phillip received a 10/10 award for client satisfaction in his performance in the CDM Coordinator role Acting Estates Safety Officer for The University of Manchester, during extended sick leave; summer 2011 and subsequent absences for holidays etc.

 

Since May 2012 Phillip Scott is approved as SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)  registered practice assessor for Association of Project Safety and since June 2012 he is appointed as APS (Association for Project Safety) Accredited course assessor.

JEAN SCIARE

City, State

Prof. Jean Sciare is the director of the Energy Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute. His main expertise covers the experimental characterization of atmospheric aerosols; addressing issues related to their impacts on air quality, health and climate. He has received a Ph-D in atmospheric chemistry and physics from Paris VII University. After a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck of Chemistry in Mainz (Germany), he has obtained a full permanent position in CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in 2001 and became CNRS Research director in 2013, leading the Atmospheric chemistry group at LSCE (Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory, Gif/Yvette, France). He set up the first EU calibration center for on-line aerosol chemical instruments and established a reference laboratory in analytical chemistry for air quality programs. Since mid-2014, J. Sciare is working at the Cyprus Institute. He is currently setting up the first long term observations of key atmospheric pollutants in Cyprus and leads the development of an unparalleled fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) dedicated to atmospheric research studies. J. Sciare is (co-)author of more than 100 international refereed publications (H-index 32) on atmospheric chemistry and physics.

 

Title: Indoor Air Quality: A review

 

Abstract: Indoor air is a dominant exposure for humans. More than half of the body’s intake during a lifetime is air inhaled in the home. Thus, most illnesses related to environmental exposures stem from indoor air exposure. Indoor air was believed to be a major environmental factor until outdoor environmental issues entered the scene, and became dominant. Main environmental issues today are outdoor air quality, energy use, and sustainable buildings, but not indoor air quality.

But, there is mounting evidence that exposure to indoor air quality is the cause of excessive morbidity and mortality. In developing regions indoor unvented burning of biomass for cooking is the cause of at least 2,000,000 deaths a year (mainly women and children), and in the developed world indoor air quality is a main cause of allergies, other hypersensitivity reactions, airway infections, and cancers. Cancer of the lungs is related to indoor radon and ETS exposure. Allergies, airway infections and sick building syndrome are associated a low ventilation rate, and plasticizers. In the future more emphasis must be given to IAQ and health issues.

WOLFGANG SCHAEPER

 Wolfgang Schaeper is a Civil Engineer and since 1990, he operates as a Technical Superintendent of BG BAU in Berlin.

 

Wolfgang Schaeper is a Technical Auditor for personal fall protection equipment, at the Centre for Safety Technology in Haan, Testing and Certification Body on “Personal Protective Equipment.

 

Since 1998 he is a convener in the field of “Personal Protective Equipment against falls” within the technical committee “Personal protective equipment” and is also a Convener of CEN/TC 160/ WG 5 “Rescue equipment”

                  

Since 2007 he is a Convener of CEN/TC 160/ WG 3 “Personal equipment for work positioning and/or prevention of falls from a height and since 2015 he is a convener of the German standardization committee NA 075-03-01 AA “Protection against falls from height including working belts” and the German standardization committee NA 075-03-01 AA “Protection against falls from height including working belts”. 

 

Wolfgang Schaeper has an active membership in several working groups of CEN/TC 160 “Protection against fall from a height including working belts”.

STAVROS LAMBROU

  • He is a graduate of the Higher Technical Institute Nicosia in electrical engineering (1973 - 1976)

  • He holds an MSc in Technology Management from the Open University U.K. (2008 - 2012). (Main modules studied: Technology management and strategy, occupational health and safety and environmental management, forensic engineering. Dissertation: Incident investigation and organizational learning)

  • He is also a chartered member (CMIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, U.K., since 1992

  • He worked for the Department of Labour Inspection as a Principal Labour Inspector (1981 – 2013 early retirememt)

  • Now he is Health and Safety Consultant (2013 - today)

  • He is also a founding member of the Cyprus Safety and Health Association and has been their immediate past President (2013 - 2015)

 

Stavros Lambrou presentation abstract

 

Principles of Health and Safety in Sports Facilities

Aspects of Steel Structural Integrity and Corrosion in Swimming Facilities

 

In sports management, occupational health and safety sometimes cannot be separated from security and public health and safety. The quality of the service (the game) is to be managed as well. When adventure is a component of the game, then we talk of recreation and there is an element of participant consent to the danger. Steel structures in corrosive environments, for instance in swimming facilities, is a case for concern and we have witnessed catastrophic events in the past caused by steel structural failure due to their exposure in such environments.

MICHAEL SKITSAS

ADITESS – Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services Ltd

Mr Michael Skitsas awarded an Engineer Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete in 2009 with diploma thesis “Implementation of Algorithms for Solving Satisfiability Problems using Reconfigurable Logic”. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus. During 2009-2015, Michael was a researcher at the KIOS Research Center for Intelligence Systems and Networks and was actively participated in several European and National funded projects. As of 2015 Michael is a research scientist and software engineer at ADITESS Ltd. His main research interests include the areas are the Protection of Critical Infrastructures, Surveillance systems, Communication systems. Within his PhD work, research interests include the area of Systems Reliability and Testing of Digital Systems, Algorithms and Intractability Theory, Graph Theory, Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture and Simulations Tools and Frameworks. What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

LIZA CHARALAMBOUS

ADITESS – Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services Ltd

A researcher and software engineer, member of the ADITESS team since 2014, conducting theoretical and applied research, on issues concerning security policies, intelligent monitoring/surveillance, digital forensics, cybercrime and big data management. She is specialized in the implementation of architectural designs that follow the ESLI guidelines. Liza has also been working towards the implementation of a Digital Forensic Tool performing correlation of image metadata for use in triage. Background includes the areas of secure communications, error protection, adaptive filters, sound and image processing, intelligent systems, multimedia coding and distribution, and computational intelligence. Liza has been awarded a BSc Hons in Information Technology and Multimedia Communications (2007-2010) and an MSc in Digital Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems (2010-2011) from Lancaster University UK and currently towards the finalization of her PhD in the robust classification of heterogeneous data.

 

Abstract

On the edge of research: Enforcing security & preserving safety in critical infrastructure setups

ADITESS is a research and consulting, Cyprus based, company with activities mainly in the area of security and ICT; strategically bridging the fields of academia, industry and the government, enabled by sustainable collaborations and partnerships. One of our main areas of activity is enforcing security and preserving safety in critical infrastructure setups considering as many influencing aspects as possible of the admittedly multidimensional problem. The combination of a number of systems that may otherwise operate independent of each other may offer significant benefits and save precious time when deployed in healthcare; even more under a crisis management momentum. In our presentation we are discussing how the automated surveillance through a smart P-REACT (http://p-react.eu) system may allow the smooth operation of critical setups (indoors and outdoors), ensuring the well-being of both care givers and takers. In the events of crisis, the timely assessment and response is rather critical. ZONeSEC (http://www.zonesec.eu) is introduced for the provision of physical security through the surveillance of widezones and large areas with the deployment of both fixed sensors and aerial surveillance units, illustrating the benefits of deploying UAVs for the prompt assessment of areas. Assessment from these systems may form as inputs to IMPRESS (http://fp7-impress.eu) which aids at improving preparedness and response of health services allowing for the effective allocation of resources and rescue units in major crises.

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