Minutes and presentations from our regular meetings are available to view and download below.

Treating Health like Safety – why employers need to assess invisible and physical workplace killers!

Thursday 21 April 2021 Venue:    Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal, LA7 7NW www.crooklands.com Speaker: Jim Struthers, Global Sales Manager, Cassella Jim explained why monitoring for noise, dust and vibration is important for employers and employees today to protect

Preventing slip-and-fall accidents and claims

Thursday 17 March 2022, 13.30 to 14.30 Zoom meeting Speaker: Christian Harris, Managing Director, Slip Safety Services Ltd. Christian discussed the main causes of slips including: the nature and condition of floor surfaces, and recognised methods for assessing potential slip

Competence: how can workplace competence be assessed? A common sense approach.

Date:         Thursday 17 February 2022 Venue:     Westmorland suite, Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands. Kendal. Speaker: Sam Duxbury, SHE Manager, Walter Carefoot & Sons (Construction) Ltd Sam stressed that up-to-date training records are necessary but should never be used

HSE update.

Date: 9 December 2021 Venue: Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands Speaker:    Steven Boyd, Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE, Carlisle This was a very special meeting! It was  SCOHSG’s first face-to-face meeting since January 2020. Members were delighted to see one another

Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks

Date: 18 November 2021 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker: Phil Roberts, HSE Specialist Inspector, Occupational Hygiene and NW Regional Organiser, BOHS Phil explained how occupational hygienists can help employers and managers understand ‘hidden’ workplace health risks and the important role played by routine

Managing psychosocial risk in the workplace to comply with the new ISO 45003 Standard – Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Managing psychosocial risks.

Date: 21 October 2021 Venue: Zoom meeting Speakers: Joanne Chambers, Psychologist, Lakeland Capabilities Elsa Mason, Director & Health and Safety Practitioner, DMA Safety Management Joanne Chambers and Elsa Mason summarised their collaborative work on developing survey, measurement, and intervention tools

PPE standards and the introduction of UKCA marking.

Thursday 16 September 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Zoom meeting Speaker: Sharon Oliphant, Business Development Manager, Arco Sharon started her presentation with video that explained the nature, scope and limitations of CE markings for PPE, and the dangers of purchasing counterfeit

Why all workplaces need a health risk management strategy. Illustrated by case studies

Thursday 15 July 2021, 13.30 to 14.30 Venue: Zoom meeting Speakers:    Amanda Dowson RGN RSCPHN(OH) BA(Hons) CMIOSH, Director, Peritus Health Management,                      Julian Dowson MA, B.Ed, Cert OH, LFOH, Director, Peritus Health Management, Amanda and Julian explained why Health

Safety I or Safety II? Critical perspectives on effective safety management.

Thursday 17 June 2021 Venue: Zoom meeting Speaker:  Christian Reeve, Head of SHE Operations and Improvement, BAE Systems Submarines Christian gave members an overview of the differences between the underlying theory and methodology of Safety I and Safety II workplace

Driver Safety – professional drivers and the grey fleet (driving own cars on company business) post Covid-19

Venue: Zoom Thursday 20 May 2021 Speaker: Jonathon Backhouse, Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Clitheroe Jonathon gave members an interesting and informative presentation about ways that employers can ensure that they develop robust risk assessments and safe systems of work for