04th May, 2017

*** Reduced AoC Member delegate fee £249 +VAT

The AoC Health and Safety Conference is your opportunity to gain insight from inspirational speakers and thought leaders and hear about good practice and experience built up from other institutions. We have developed the programme in conjunction with college health and safety professionals to focus on health and wellbeing and safety in the workplace. Sessions will include a look into health and safety legislation, how to have effective health and safety conversations, work placements, the Prevent duty and stress prevention and wellbeing.

This event will enhance your knowledge, give you the chance to debate current issues and challenges facing the college health and safety professional, and network with like-minded people.

Delegates who attended the 2016 conference said…

The AoC conference for H&S professionals, is a must; the speakers and topics are always very relevant to educational environments and the opportunities for networking with like-minded colleagues are superb. As an added bonus, attendance also provides excellent support to my programme of CPD for the year.
David Brown, Health and Safety Manager, Norfolk Educational Services

A very worthwhile opportunity to keep up to date as well as share experiences with others on the front line of H&S in our Colleges
Christine Blackaby, Assistant Health and Safety Officer,  Moulton College

Again well organised and informative, and a great opportunity to hear about issues affecting the sector and discuss the problems and solutions that can be taken.
Mark Fitzmaurice, Health and Safety Manager, Bridgwater College

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Sponsored by




Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wollaton St


AoC member colleges: £249 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-member (college/public sector): £400 + VAT
Non-Member (commercial): £430 + VAT

All fees include: Lunch and refreshments


If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference.

Terms and Conditions

Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908


Exhibition is now sold out for this event but you can still book as a delegate instead by clicking on the links at the top of this page

 Exhibition Floor Plan – Main room




Headline Sponsor - Insurance & Risk Management Provision

FE Protect provides Insurance and Risk Management for the Further Education sector. We regularly make premium savings of 20-40%, as well as enhancing cover too.
Our Bespoke Critical Incident Planning service allows you to put in place a cost effective, time saving solution for all foreseeable critical incident that you may come across within your college.
Prepare for the worst don’t let it just happen.
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Emergency Communication Systems

Alerter Group plc is a market leader in providing emergency communication systems for disabled people. Our products include Deaf Alerter, a radio-based fire alarm system for Deaf and hard of hearing people and Refuge Alerter, a wireless emergency voice communication system for use in refuge areas.
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BHWA is a new gateway for workplace health – offering employers free guidance and an easy place to find solutions. Our experts cover a range of specialisms, include OH, H&S, risk, wellbeing, mental health, sleep, diet, physic, well-tech and insurance & benefits. We’re industry led by front line experts. To subscribe to our health at work bulletins email updates@bhwa.org.uk
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Software Providers

eduTrips is an easy to use online educational visits system. eduTrips have been working with colleges to create a tailored health and safety system for college trips based on the British quality and health and safety standard, BS 8848.
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EssentialSkillz offer both a powerful Learning Management System combined with a full range of SCORM compliant Health & Safety and Business Protection eLearning courses. With workplace and regulatory compliance becoming more important, ensuring that staff have read and understood organisation’s policies and procedures is a priority. WorkWize from EssentialSkillz, is Policy Compliance system that automates policy rollout and provides a full audit trail.
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Educational Trip & Accident Management Systems

EVOLVE is the leading end-to-end solution for colleges to improve the planning, management and approval of educational visits. EVOLVE reduces bureaucracy with online tools for planning, approval, consent, communication and payments.
EVOLVEaccidentbook is a management and notification tool for incidents, illnesses, medication usage and behavioural issues.
EVOLVE systems are used by over 800,000 staff in 22,000 schools and colleges across the UK.
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Facilities Support Services

We provide national coverage of Safety at Height installations, Statutory Compliance and a range of Fabric Maintenance services. We aim to deliver a seamless solution, reduce risk and costs, with full visibility with Innovation and technology at the forefront. Our online portal will allow you 24/7 access to vital safety records, images, reports and certificates, so your sites and valuable assets always remain compliant. Book Appointment

Software Providers

Safesmart work with colleges within the AoC in reducing the amount time, money & effort spent on fire, health & safety compliance though the use of our online management system Smartlog. For £750 per annum Smartlog offers online risk assessment templates, full accident reporting, checks & test management & E-Learning training courses to unlimited members of staff plus much more. Book Appointment

Disabled Fire Safety Equipment

Since 2004, Wireless Alert Solutions Limited has been consulting on, designing, manufacturing and supplying fire safety equipment specifically designed to include and help protect disabled people.
DeafWatch™ is a mobile fire alarm warning system for Deaf and Hard of hearing people.
RefugeWatch™ is a wireless refuge communication or EVC system to help wheelchair and less mobile users evacuate a building.
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