70 years of promoting Health & Safety in Suffolk and North Essex!!
Our AGM in May 2015 saw the appointment of a new Chairperson, and some fresh faces to our committee. This has given the steering group a new lease of life and renewed enthusiasm to develop the group, and extend its benefits for the members. With this in mind the steering group took the education element of the Road map and set to work finding a way to involve local schools in our group activities to help improve the workforce of the future and the way they see health and safety playing a part in their futures. A meeting with Tomorrows People led to the development of a project where members and steering group members will visit local schools over the coming year to talk, to year eleven students who are about to embark on their working lives, about how health and safety plays a part in their industries
Our 70th Birthday Celebrations started in October with a visit to the Longshop Museum at Leiston, and it was a truly enjoyable afternoon looking at how the health and safety standards have developed over the years of our existence. With some of the old members in attendance and the new younger members attending too the expanse of knowledge and enthusiasm was something to be admired.
In January this year a selection of committee and groups members traveled to the House of Lords to collect a Gold Standard Alan Butler Award for the groups efforts throughout the year 2015. It was a great day out, not only to recognise our own efforts but also to recognise those of our neighbouring Safety Groups who amongst them collected Gold Standards and also some Silver and Bronze awards. Safety truly is valued in the East. The groups Annual Members survey will be issued in March to enable finalising of the programme for the year ahead to meet the needs of members, and shape the next years plans.
The annual membership subscription to SNEOSG is just £50, which represents fantastic value. This fee applies to the company and not to individuals, so we often have several people from the same company joining us. This can be particularly useful if other colleagues, who may not work directly within Health & Safety, wish to come along for a particular presentation. In addition over the last year we have introduced Silver and Gold levels of membership to offer additional benefits to our members, and you can find out more about these at the top of this page.
Our Members are a very friendly group of people. If you would like to join us as our guest for one meeting to see the Group in action for yourself, you would be very welcome. Just contact the SNEOSG Administrator or one of our other Committee Members; details are on the Contacts page.
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