Hindsight Perspectives for a Safer World Project

SEMINAR: Reducing the dangers of dock work in the UK, 1899-1939

On 16 May 2023 we launched the second Hindsight Perspectives report Reducing the dangers of dock work in the UK, 1899-1939: how past approaches could prevent future tragedies, by Dr Guy Collender. We were joined by Dr Derek McGlashan, Head of Health, Wellbeing and Safety and Head of Strategic Projects at the Port of London Authority, as industry respondent.

The report, which can be downloaded here, draws on Guy’s PhD research into the history of the Port of London between 1900 and 1939, so there was a great direct crossover between our speakers. We had many great audience questions and a detailed and interesting discussion about the problems and pitfalls of setting historic data (in this case on safety) alongside modern data.

Intro by chair: Alix Mortimer, Research Engagement Manager, Hindsight Perspectives Project, King's College London (0:00)

Dr Guy Collender (04:05)

Dr Derek McGlashan (26:25)

Questions and discussion (50:00)


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