Everyone has unconscious biases. They are simply the brain’s way of coping with and categorising all the information we receive every day. Our tendency to discriminate against a group or type of person may not be intentional, but we can still do something to change it. The more we expose ourselves to ideas, images and words that challenge negative stereotypes, the less discriminatory we will be. Safety professionals can play a key role in unearthing these hidden biases. When faced with a negative event, how often does the first idea for which there is evidence capture the organisation’s attention? Subsequent[…]
Due to Industrial Action by EIS FELA on the 16th the LOcHER meeting has been moved to the 22nd January 2019, at 2pm. We will meet in the Abercorn Conference Centre, Room 4. We are very pleased to welcome Robert Atkinson from Healthy Working Lives to present on LOcHER. An innovative approach for students and apprentices to identify health and safety risks in their area of study. Learn about them, showcase how they can protect their own health & safety and take that experience into the world of work. “The LOcHER project is a shining example of how all curriculum within[…]
SGWS are thrilled to welcome Jim Tassell to speak on the Ageing Workforce at our joint event with IIRSM on the 14th November at 2pm. Jim has had a varied and extensive career in safety. He reluctantly admits to having worked in enforcement, operational and strategic safety roles for over 40 years. These have included HSE Inspector, safety consultant and safety manager for a major retailer. For the past few years he has been back in Glasgow trying, not always successfully, to slow down. Jim will draw on his extensive experience and the findings of a substantial enquiry that he[…]
SGWS are very pleased to welcome back Lindsay McNeill, who will give us a legal update. We meet at 2pm on the 10th October at the normal venue in RN145, West College Scotland. Lindsay joined BTO as a newly qualified solicitor in 2012, moving to Pinsent Masons in 2016. She returned to BTO in March this year as an Associate. Prior to joining BTO, Lindsay trained as a solicitor with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and worked on a number of high profile cases within the Proceeds of Crime Unit. Lindsay has represented clients in a wide[…]
A new session of Safety Group West Scotland starts by helping to staff the SGUK Stand (HS145) on the 12th & 13th of September at the Health & Safety Scotland event at the SEC, Glasgow. We invite everyone in the Scottish H&S community to become more involved with the group. Please visit us during the two days with colleagues and friends.