Advanced Forming Research Centre

Visit to Advanced Forming Research Centre

Our manufacturing theme continues with a site visit to the University of Strathclydes’ Advanced Forming Research Centre on the 9th May at 2pm.   The AFRC is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research who work with all types of organisations: from global original equipment manufacturers all the way through to local manufacturing companies. At the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector, they are the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of only seven in the UK. AFRC, 85 Inchinnan Dr, Inchinnan, Renfrew PA4 9LJ – Get directions

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General Data Protection Regulations

General Data Protection Regulations

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (more info) come into effect, replacing the Data Protection Act. The new regulations intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union, aiming to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data. SGWS takes your privacy seriously and never shares data with anyone outside Safety Groups UK. SGWS utilise 4 main systems for managing members information, these are email, email list management software, CRM software and accounts software. We have completed a privacy impact assessment to identify the personal data we hold.  Since 2010 we[…]

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Rosti Automotive

Site Visit to Rosti Automotive

The April meeting was a site visit to Rosti Automotive in Larkhall who are a full service supplier of exterior, interior and under bonnet components and systems to the European premium car market. Hosted by Kenny McIntosh, Technical Manager and Carolyn Callaghan, QHSE Systems Manager, the group saw a short presentation on the company and recieved a tour of the factory. The groups asked lots of questions about the companies safety challenges including management systems, occupational health, cultural change and plans for improvements.  

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AGM

Annual General Meeting 2018

Notice of the 2018 Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday the 14th March at 2pm in RN 145, Renfrew North Building, West College Scotland, Paisley. AGM business includes reports for the year and nomination of officer bearers. We are looking for volunteers to join the committee, nominate yourself or someone you know. Nominations or any other business you would like to raise please contact us.

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AB Awards 2017

Alan Butler Silver Award 2017

Award photo from L to R: Alan Gunn Chair of Safety Group West Scotland (SGWS); Jane Murdoch, Vice Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Safety (SCoS); Norman Stevenson, Chair of Safety Groups UK (SGUK) & Chair SCoS; and John Sproul, Secretary of SGWS. Also with Jane; Sarah Jones, HSE & The Lord Brougham and Vaux, President of SGUK. SGWS were delighted to attend the House of Lords on Monday, 29th January and receive a Silver Alan Butler Award. The Awards are organised by the Safety Groups UK (SGUK) and held annually to recognise, celebrate and communicate the success of Safety Groups and individuals[…]

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