Employees in the Midlands can look forward to improved workplace safety with the arrival of new local arms of a safety and health membership group.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is extending its reach to three new groups across central England.
The following groups are being set up in the Midshires, South Midlands, and Staffordshire. The latter group will be the first branch to begin operations. It replaces the old Midland Branch North District.
Health and Safety chief set to speak
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) chair Judith Hackitt is set to launch the new expansion next week.
Dame Judith is guest speaker at the Stafford branch’s first meeting on Thursday. The new IOSH Midshires branch will stage its inaugural gathering in Rugby during April.
IOSH calls the new branches “real successes” for its membership throughout the Midlands area.
The development adds to the Institution’s burgeoning numbers, including 40 branches worldwide, a membership of 40,000, and 130,000-plus workers who tale a yearly IOSH course.
IOSH welcomes branch expansion
Local IOSH officials have welcomed the expansion.
Jonathan Hughes, the new Staffordshire branch’s chair and current Midland North District chair, has expressed his delight at the development.
He spoke of his pride at the birth of the new IOSH Staffordshire group and eagerly anticipates Dame Judith’s arrival as guest speaker.
He promises an “excellent” monthly event schedule for the new branch’s members. Mr Hughes says he looks forward to placing the county at the core of all things health and safety.
No accident-avoidance figure can be placed on the preventative measures that the IOSH carries out every year. But it helps to stop several accidents from happening just by providing bosses and workers numerous accredited training classes across the industries.