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.
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.[…]
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[…]