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 latest conference was on Wednesday 19th April 2023 at Cardiff City Football Stadium titled;
ALWAYS THINK RISK ! and was chaired by Sian Clayton, Head of Field Operations: Wales and the Marches HSE.
Comments received on the conference by delegates, presenters and exhibitors.
Neil John Delegate. My first time at a H&S conference. The day was well organised, with interesting, insightful speakers and it was clear that everyone has a passion to make the workplace a safer place to be.
Kay Barnes Delegate. Great work by all in putting together another excellent event event. I had a very enjoyable and thought provoking day., lots to take away from it from all the excellent presenters
Andrew Prothero Presenter. I was privileged to be one of the speakers. A special thank you to the organisers who are truly dedicated professionals.
Jimmy Quinn Presenter. A wonderful venue with some great speakers. I was more than happy to attend. Many thanks to the South Wales Groups Alliance
Steve Buckley Exhibitor. We had a great day showcasing our company. It was great to meet new people and see some familiar faces.
The presentations by the speakers can be viewed on this link in our resources. Presentations.
A link to the photographs of the conference can be viewed on a power point Photographs
Next Years Conference Wednesday April 17th 2024. Swansea.
The conference is well into the planning stage and it will reflect and learn from 50 years of the Health and Safety at work act. It will be held at the Liberty Stadium Swansea . (aka Swansea.com).The venue has excellent facilities and ample free parking.
The Alliance held its annual HSE update on May 18th 2023 at Bridgend where Sian Clayton Head of Field Operations Wales and the Marches presented annual update which include the HSE future strategies for the UK and Wales.
A workshop was also held prior to the update by the All Wales Partnership.
The presentations of both of the above can be found on this link. HSE UPDATE and Workshop
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
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.
More details on www.iirsm.org/branches/wales
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.
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.
More details on www.constructionsafetygroup.org
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.
More details on www.swwsafetygroup.co.uk