Highways England Health and Safety Director, Mark Byard, is to take part in the Safer Highways Lunch and Learn session around the Highways Passport.
The presentation will be led by Reference Point, Mitie – providers of the Passport software and service, and the HE Passport Steering group alongside Mark Byard Director for Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Highways England. The presentation will start by covering the background – including what is the Passport Scheme, why the initiative started, the benefits, who is it for, plus an update on the Highways Common Induction.
The Passport software provided by Reference Point and Mitie is a key component in delivering the benefits identified, so much of the session will then move to cover what the software and service provide – not only for the HE community but other organisations too. Part of the series of Lunch and Learn sessions taking place across the SHL!ve digital week, demand for places has been so high that additional capacity for attendees has now been secured.
Tanya Morris (Reference Point Ltd) Business Development Director and Director, SkillGuard - Major Client Relationships
As well as helping win some of the company’s largest contracts, Tanya also maintains active involvement on major client implementations of Reference Point's flagship mobile workforce solution, SkillGuard. This system is the backbone behind Network Rail Sentinel; HS2 Validate, the Australasian Railway Association’s RIW system; Thames Water Passport and Highways Passport. Tanya is also a senior member of the Innovation Team at Reference Point that continues to drive product development, to ensure the solution maintains its premium position for its clients to help protect workforces and maximise efficiency.
Mark Byard (Highways England) Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director
Mark joined Highways England as Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director in April 2018 after nearly 20 years in the water industry. Prior to joining Highways England Mark was H&S Director at United Utilities based in the North West and was at Severn Trent Water before that in health and safety and operational management roles. Mark’s background in operations is a continuous point of reference as he develops new health, safety and wellbeing strategies. Since joining Highways England Mark has developed their new approach to health, safety and wellbeing ‘Home Safe and Well’ which launched across Highways England and the supply chain in early June 2019. This approach supports the company’s vision ‘we want everyone who works with us and everyone who travels on our network to get home safe and well’
Attendees of the session are invited to send any questions they have in advance so that as many of the questions as possible can be handled in what will be a busy, information-packed 45 minutes. To ask a question email firstname.lastname@example.org - all questions will be screened to protect the identity of the person asking.