We promote health, safety and wellbeing by supporting a thriving regional network of health, safety, environment and fire groups.
A Local Safety Group, supported by our ‘umbrella’ organisation, Safety Groups UK (SGUK), exist to promote awareness and knowledge about work-related health, safety, environment and fire risks and how to manage them. We do this by bringing a wide range of people together to hear essential messages and to diary, concerns and solutions.
That’s just £25 per year per company
First visit FREE – then £25 annually
Business membership includes up to 4 delegates. Individual membership includes one guest.
Safety Groups, dating back in some cases to the 1920s and ’30s, are an established part of the UK health and safety system. Although their core membership includes health and safety professionals and specialists, their distinctive role is to support and educate non-specialists – those who have health and safety responsibilities as part of their wider remits, such as directors and partners of small firms, general managers, HR managers, contractors and suppliers. In this way, safety groups and SGUK contribute to the cause of reducing the toll of deaths and life-changing injuries and illnesses due to work activities.
Although the UK is a world leader in workplace health and safety, our society nevertheless loses billions of pounds and many millions of working days each year from needless and preventable occupational injury and disease. Over a million people suffer from work-related illness and thousands die from past exposures to hazardous substances. Within the workplace every year around hundreds of workers are killed and many thousands sustain severe injuries, while over many hundreds more die on our roads in the course of their work and many thousands of deaths occur for occupational-related diseases with many more suffering from ill-health.
We are committed to raising awareness of workplace health, safety, environment and fire issues through:
- Recognising best practice with awards
- Promoting Group membership at exhibitions
- Helping Group Members
- Partnerships with other organisations to promote initiatives
- Working with sponsors to reach out to small firms and help change behaviour
WASH holds regular open meetings over the year as listed in the diary, It may also organise special seminars and events on its key topics.