Safety Groups UK



 October 2019


Palace of Westminster, 23rd October 2019

Norman Stevenson, Chair of SGUK and Chris Steel accepting the Highly Commended John Connell STEM Award

for LOcHER for its value packed accessible video about how sound waves travel through the air and matter

Click here for the press release giving full details

You can view the Highly Commended video here

Chairman's Update Sept 2019 - click here to read the latest update from Norman Stevenson, Chair of SGUK

Northern Ireland Safety Group Press Release - "Daddy, people die doing that"

A powerful reminder to all in the farming sector.

Click here for full details

 July 2019

Britain's workplace health and safety regulator has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive.

The current Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, Sarah Albon will join the organisation on 1 September.

For further details, click here


June 2019

Spreading the Health and Safety Message Across the Country

SGUK now have a trackside adboard at Falkirk Football Club.

Falkirk is a community stadium, shared by FFC (professionals) and other leagues 6 days a week



Please can you help to raise awareness about Occupational Lung Disease in construction

Last October HSE ran a construction health inspection initiative. This focussed on lung disease, particularly those caused by asbestos and dust. HSE is going to be running this initiative again between 17th June and 12th July 2019. During this period HSE inspectors will be looking to ensure those involved with construction projects are following our key messages ‘know the risks’, ‘plan your work’ and ‘use the right controls’.

The communications activity will start on 10th June and continue throughout the initiative period. We would really appreciate it we were able to work with you during that period to help promote this in the following ways:

  • Via social media. HSE have produced a resource pack to use as part of this and using the #WorkRight and #Dustbuster
  • Issuing your own press notice / article in support of the key messages and promoting good practice
  • Linking in with any relevant events already planned such as meetings or presentations

You can follow this link to the resource pack ( ), it will be added to and updated throughout the campaign with new photos and videos to use to promote better management of health risks created by dust.

 May 2019


Please see below a link to a welding fume advice document from Arco following the HSE safety alert and the change in enforcement expectations:


Fit2Fit have launched 3 method specific Companions to the HSE’s INDG on Face Fitting. The HSE’s Guidance document INDG 479 focuses on the “what” a face fitter must do and they have relied on Fit2Fit to guide face fitters on the “how” it must be done.

The Companions were created by the Fit2Fit Technical Committee to support face fitting and ensure that the health of the wearer is protected through competent face fitting. They can be downloaded at this link: 

 April 2019

At the House of Lords awards ceremony in January, SGUK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIRSM.

 March 2019

Clare Adamson MSP  presented a motion at the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Dundee & Angus Princes Trust  team on their work on the LOcHER project and their success at the Safety Groups UK Awards

The Spring edition of the SGUK Newsletter, including an update on the House of Lords awards ceremony, is now available, please click here


You may believe you and your people are fully protected and compliant when you specify or buy PPE - the reality is that some CE marked PPE is failing, putting wearers at risk of serious injury and businesses and individuals at risk of loss or reputation, fines and even imprisonment.  Watch this short film for further information.

 February 2019



A range of discounts have been negotiated on behalf of Safety Groups UK affiliated Groups and their members.  Please bring them to the attention of your members and prospective new members.

To find out more about these offers and to take advantage of them, please click here.


January 2019

Monday 28th January -  A great day was had by all at the SGUK 2018 Health & Safety Awards ceremony at the House of Lords.

For the Chairman's report on the day, click here

November 2018

A nationally produced poster to promote bowel screening in Scotland is available to promote this simple test and its lifesaving benefit.

You can access the online version here – 

See Health for further information.

SGUK September Newsletter - click here to download the latest issue of the SGUK newsletter.

Please email contributions for future issues to the secretariat

 Construction Dust Partnership - Autumn Newsletter 2018


Members of SGUK and IOSH Yorkshire Branch enjoyed an interesting and successful day in Pontefract on 19th July.

Click here to read about the day : AGM News Update

Click here to read Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association June Newsletter.

June 2018

Ideagen's Jane Murdoch named first female Chair of Scottish Chamber of Safety (SCoS)

Click here for details: New Chair of Scottish Chamber of Safety

Isle of Wight Health and Safety Group Donate Over £4,500 to the Air Ambulance

The Group, which recently disbanded having protected workers' rights for 44 years, decided that all remaining funds should be donated to HIOWWA.  Roger Kevern commented "The majority of our members felt that it made sense to donate our remaining funds to HIOWAA because the Charity's Critical Care Teams respond to serious accidents at work and their intervention can make the difference between life and death."

This generous donation was gratefully acknowledged by the Charity in a letter to the Group - HIOWAA letter


 May 2018:

BSiF Registered Safety Supplier Scheme - sign up, support and help spread the message.


April 2018:

50 years safer

Over 40 people gathered at the Hereford Town Hall on the evening of 25th April to mark 50 years since the establishment of the Herefordshire Health and Safety Group.  At the event four organisations which have been members of the Group since its foundation were presented with special certificates.

(left to right)

David Spencer and Paul Eaton (Painter Brothers), Stuart Griffiths (HGTA), Jack Nicholls (Guest Speaker), Norman Stevenson (Safety Groups UK), Tim Harrison (Haigh Engineering), Debra Baldwin (Hereford & Ludlow College), Alan Jones (HGTA).

Photo taken by Gavin Allen of Glideology




For information, click here to view the SGUK Data Protection Policy 2017



March 2018:

The LOcHER Steering Group and pupils who have undertaken LOcHER projects visited the Scottish Parliament on 7th March.

Click here for images from the very interesting evening kindly hosted by Clare Adamson MSP.



From 1st February 2018 Swansea and West Wales Occupational Safety Group will have a new working name:












December 2017

Season's Greetings from all at Safety Groups UK