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.
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.
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[…]
Claire Walsh, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing from BAE Systems Naval Ships asks, “are you finding it difficult to start the conversation about mental health in the workplace”? What’s your experience been when you start to chip away at the stigma? How can you engage your workforce in this important topic to start the journey to a mentally healthy workplace? In response to demand from companies to find out more about how to support colleagues, change the culture within their organisation and realise the financial benefits of prioritising good mental health practices. Claire Walsh joins us to share the[…]
Starting a brand new session of Safety Group West Scotland, we are pleased to welcome back Lindsay McNeill of Pinsent Masons LLP who will be giving a a legal update at 2pm on the 13th September at our usual venue in RN145, West College Scotland. With the close of the Scottish Consultation document in August and the nearly 100% increase in fines in England and Wales we look forward to some case studies and debate on what impact you think these changes will have on your businesses risk management. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.