26 - 28 November, 2018 | The Old Mill, Toronto, ON

Simon Watson


Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing
Thames Water


3:40 PM The path to Safety Excellence through Operational Discipline: Balancing the focus on low probability high consequence events with high probability low consequence events to change culture and behaviors

  • What does it mean to achieve excellence in health and safety?
  • Designing a model that integrates safety maturity within a management system framework to drive consistency and provide clear expectations
  • Creating standardized approaches to business functions: Centralizing knowledge and oversight, while giving flexibility in implementation
  • The cultural transformation: Focusing on employee mindset and behaviours – the critical role of front line supervision 

9:30 AM Taking a collaborative approach: The power of supply chain engagement to drive Operational Excellence in Health and Safety

Simon Watson is head of health, safety, security and wellbeing at Thames Water, responsible for the strategic and operational direction of health and safety within the Operations business. Thames Water is the public water supply and waste water treatment provider for London and surrounding area and is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services company, supplying 2.6 billion litres of drinking water per day, and treats 4.4 billion litres of wastewater per day. Simon has held numerous safety critical roles including heavy civil infrastructure, engineering, marine,construction and utilities. He believes in the importance and endless possibilities of effective supply chain engagement to change the landscape of health, safety and wellbeing bene ts. In this insightful presentation, he will discuss:
  • Thames Water’s innovative approach to working with its supply chain: Building trust to create an environment that allows each partner organization to ourish together.
  • The development, establishment and delivery of a unique engagement model that places control in the hands of all partners to achieve a common goal.
  • Thames Water’s ground breaking approach in using psychology alongside organizational performance to select supply chain partnerships.
During this talk Simon will share the lessons learned over the past ve years in shaping this program and will provide practical guidance on how to follow a similar path should you wish to do so. 


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