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South Wales Safety Group Alliance

A Conference and exhibition organised by the South Wales Safety Groups Alliance  is held every April with venues alternating between Cardiff and Swansea.

These have been highly successful and well attended by the safety community in Wales and the UK.

                                                                                 Our  Annual  Conference and Exhibition was held on Wednesday April 17th 2024.  

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                                                                                                    Fifty years after t he Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was held at

                                                                                  Day’s Suite, Stadium (formally Liberty Stadium), Swansea SA1 2FA


An overview of the Conference  will be published here shortly 

South Wales Safety Groups Alliance is a partnership of:

South Wales Branch IOSH, Wales Branch IIRSM, South Wales Construction Safety Group,

Cardiff & South East Wales Occupational Health & Safety Group and South and West Wales Safety Group

The strategic aim is to improve safety, health and wellbeing of all employees and others in the area.

Taking a holistic approach, we believe that together we are stronger and better able to make a difference.


The next HSE update will be  held on Wednesday May 15th 2024 at 2.00 pm  Bridgend  in the  Waterton Technology Centre, Bridgend CF31 3WT

Stuart Charles, HSE will give the HSE Annual Review which will be followed  by a presentation on the

Successful Prosecution after an Explosion in a Fireworks Factory. A buffet lunch will be served from 1pm – no need to book – just turn up.




Formation of the Alliance

In 2016 an Alliance was formed  between the Wales Branch IIRSM, South Wales Branch IOSH, South Wales Construction Safety Group

Cardiff & South East Wales Occupational Health & Safety Group and the South & West Wales Safety Group.

The Strategic Aim of which is to take an holistic approach to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees and others in South Wales.

This has been achieved by organising low cost quality conferences for members and the safety community.

Officers of the Alliance committee meet at regular intervals to organise events, discuss other projects and report on progress to their parent organisations.

Members of the Safety Groups are are welcome to attend meetings of all the other groups.

The Alliance has also initiated partnerships with the HSE, Local Authorities, Fire Services, Welsh Assembly Government and the Health Service in Wales

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The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management is a professional body and charity that offers recognition, information and support to over 8,000 Members around the world and aims to be the natural, global home for all safety, health and risk practitioners at whatever stage of their career.


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IOSH South Wales Branch

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world, with more than 44,000 individual members in over 120 countries. It is the only chartered body for health & safety professionals.

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South Wales Construction Safety Group

Formed in 1972, the South Wales Construction Safety Group is actively involved with all aspects of Health and Safety within the Construction environment since and is also one of RoSPA’s Safety Groups UK members.

Meetings are arranged throughout the year at which members can learn of the latest developments in construction related health and safety management.

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Cardiff & South East Wales Occupational Safety Group

In order to achieve its aims of raising the standards of accident prevention, the preservation of health and the highest standards of health and safety at work, the Cardiff and East Wales Occupational Health and Safety Group organises an annual programme of events where members can engage with leaders in their respective fields and share information and best practices in a relaxed open forum.


South & West Wales Safety Group

The South and West Wales Safety Group is one of RoSPA’s Safety Groups UK members. It was founded in 1943 and is recognised nationally for being very proactive. For 2019 it was awarded the Alan Butler Trophy for the best Safety Group in the UK. 

It has regularly received awards for its programmes and other activities and it has forged links with HSE, local authority EHOs and local employers.

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