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Welcome to WASH (West Anglia Safety & Health)

How you can benefit from this group


We were very sorry to have to cancel our visit to

Civil Safety Training & Rescue, Ramsey re Confined Spaces due to the present pandemic, but hope to revisit soon.

In the meantime, STAY SAFE!


Breakfast meetings – 08.00 for 08.30 unless otherwise stated

Become a Member

Supporting all local business’s to go home safely, join us – our meetings run throughout the year.

We are on the lookout for a Secretary – you will look after  e-mailing invitations prior to each meeting, reminding speakers of the day / date / time / venue etc; and finally disseminating information from SGUK, ROSPA, IOSH.  This will involve about 30-45 minutes per week.

Events Diary

During the year there are numerous events that local Group members can attend. These are listed under subheadings to assist you finding where you would like to go.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about WASH, its events, meetings or membership, please go to our contact page.

Our Mission

We promote health, safety and welfare by supporting a thriving regional network of health, safety, environment and fire groups.

Our Purpose

A Local Safety Group, supported by their ‘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. They do this by bringing a wide range of people together to hear essential messages and to diary, concerns and solutions.

Our Supporters

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Company membership covers any number of delegates, individual members may bring guests at the executive committee’s discretion

About Us

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 £13 billion (3% of our GDP) and 27 million 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 150 workers are killed and many thousands sustain severe injuries, while over 500 more die on our roads in the course of their work and over 13,000 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.

Our History

1983 –

The Peterborough and District Fire Prevention Association was formed with the express aim of improving Fire prevention techniques within the industrial, commercial and public authority sectors in Greater Peterborough.

1995 –

The Peterborough and District, Fire, Health and Safety Group formed and continued serving the business community.

2003 –

The Peterborough Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health Group was formed, its objectives were still fundamentally the same as that of the Peterborough and District Fire, Health and Safety Group, but now for the first time included an Environmental element within its make-up.

2006 –

PEOSH ceased meeting due to problems with the availability of a reliable ‘home’ venue and dwindling membership.

2012 –

Reformed with a network of venues and a permanent ‘home’ venue.

2017 –

Re-branded West Anglia Safety & Health to better reflect the group’s geographical coverage

2012 –

Alan Butler Bronze Award

2013 –

Alan Butler Silver Award

2014 –

Alan Butler Silver Award

2015 –

Alan Butler Gold Award

2016 –

Alan Butler Silver Award