Jane Murdoch installed as Chair of SCoS

It is with great pride that we congratulate Jane Murdoch on her new position as Chair of the Scottish Chamber of Safety. SCoS was formed in 1952 as the coordinating body for the national safety groups that had arisen throughout Scottish Industry and has provided a strong voice for the safety profession for more than 65 years. Jane is a long term supporter of the Safety Groups movement, having been involved with SGWS for over 10 years. Well respected among the safety community for her passion and enthusiasm, you will find Jane at almost every safety event around the country.[…]

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Grenfell Tower

Grenfell, 1 year on

On 14th June 2017 at around 1 am, a fire believed to be started accidentally in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor, engulfed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. The fire rapidly accelerated through the building’s exterior cladding, which is of a common type and in widespread use. It burned for about 60 hours until finally being extinguished. More than 250 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 70 fire engines were involved from stations all across London in efforts to control the fire. Over 100 London Ambulance Service crews on at least 20 ambulances attended. 223 people escaped the building but 71 people lost their[…]

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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) came 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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