Groups

SGUK Awards 2019

The SGUK Awards are now open! Designed for groups to obtain the recognition they deserve for the excellent work being done and to celebrate the efforts of individuals in individual Safety Groups who provide outstanding service to the Safety Groups movement. The award info pack is available to download from http://www.safetygroupsuk.org.uk/awards/

The award categories are:

  1. Innovation Awards – Any organisation who raises the standard of health & safety
  2. Excellence Awards – For Safety Groups
  3. Outstanding Service Award – For an individual nominated by a Safety Group
  4. Development through Education –  Any organisation, for any project that advances health & safety in the sphere of education

The closing date for entry into the Development Through Education and Innovation awards is Friday 4th October 2019.

Entries for Excellence & Outstanding Service can be submitted up to the deadline of Friday 22nd November 2019

The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Gladstone Library of the Royal Horseguards, Whitehall Palace, London on Monday 24th February 2020.  This is a magnificent setting, worthy of the SGUK Awards Ceremony and will make the Awards Ceremony a wonderful experience that builds on the success of previous years and provides further opportunity for celebration. 

The Scottish Chamber of Safety

The Scottish Chamber of Safety is the regional body for safety groups in Scotland. It is an advocate for health and safety in Scotland and functions as a liaison between the various groups and individuals who have an interest in health and safety in Scotland.

The Chamber is made up from the various Safety Groups and supporting organisations throughout Scotland. If you require information or on-going support the local groups provide an excellent source of advice and experience.

Find where your local group meets and get involved. Not all groups have their own websites but contact details for all of the groups is available through the main Safety Groups UK website.

SCoS Awards 2017

The SCoS awards are a great opportunity to recognise, celebrate and communicate the success of Scottish organisations and their contribution to improving health, safety and environmental issues.

The Awards have three main prizes, held by the winners for a year:

  • The Lord Cullen Cup – award for first place in recognition of outstanding contribution to improving health, safety & environmental issues in Scotland.
    • The Albert Porter Rose Bowl is awarded to the first place organisations associated Safety Group.
  • The Silver Punch Bowl – award for second place entry.
  • The Stevenson Shield – award for third place entry.

Every submission will receive a certificate of merit in recognition of their organisations effort.

Awards Schedule

  1. Entries must be submitted by 24th February 2017
  2. 31st March 2017 – Entries judged by panel
  3. 30th April 2017 – Winners notified
  4. Winners are being notified, check back for details.
    • Lord Cullen Trophy – Freyssinet
    • Albert Porter Rose Bowl – SGWS
    • Stevenson Shield – Binn Group
  5. 3rd May 2017 – SCoS Seminar and Award Ceremony at Health & Safety Scotland, SECC, Glasgow

HSE SCoS December Meeting

Save the date – Tuesday 1st December
10:30 (for 11am start) – 14:00

HSE Offices,
Belford House,
59 Belford Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3UE

Limited space, only 20 places available.
Lunch will be provided.
Agenda to follow with details of Speakers.

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Save the Management Regs ACoP

Unfortunately, the Government plans to cut important guidelines that help employers to comply with health and safety laws. Organisations use the ‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Approved Code of Practice’ (ACoP) to manage risk and prevent accidents, injury, illness and death in the workplace. But the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) wants to replace this with non-approved guidance that lacks the same authority and assurance. This would be a mistake that could potentially cost lives, SCoS and many others strongly urge the DWP to improve and retain this much-valued ACoP.

IOSH have posted an e-petition on the Government’s website and if it reachs 100,000 signatures, it triggers consideration and a possible debate in Parliament. Such a debate would draw attention to the issues and supporting MPs would get the opportunity to make the case for retention. To help secure 100,000 signatories, we’re encouraging our membership and all interested parties to sign-up. More information about e-petitions is available on the parliament.uk website.

SCoS would like to encourage all groups and any interested family and friends to sign this e-petition. Signing is quick and easy and can be done by visiting http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46262. It just requires your name, address and email address, please take two minutes to support this petition.