Photo caption (L to R): Norman Stevenson, Chair of Safety Groups UK (SGUK); Alan Gunn of Banyard Solutions, Chair of Safety Group West Scotland (SGWS) & the incoming Treasurer of SGUK; Mike Nixon the outgoing Treasurer of SGUK.
This month saw Banyard Solutions’ Alan Gunn elected as Treasurer of Safety Groups UK. Congratulations to Alan! This is great recognition for the health and safety work Alan does outside of his ’day job’ leading the product direction of Banyard Solutions. Indeed, his role as Chair of SGWS saw him receive a Silver Alan Butler Award on behalf of SGWS last year.
Safety Groups UK was established in 1947, is a registered charity and has the mission “To promote heath and safety by supporting a thriving network of health and safety Groups”. This has now led to the establishment of over 70 Occupational Health and Safety Groups throughout the UK.
Each of the local Groups promotes awareness and shares experience on how to manage health and safety risks in the workplace. Even though the UK is a global leader in workplace health and safety, SGUK recognises that much can still be done to reduce the number of workplace fatalities (144 last year), deaths from Occupational related diseases (over 13,000) and work-related driving (over 500), not to mention the associated economic impact.
If you’re not already involved with SGUK, you can find your local Group here. One of the major advantages of Safety Groups UK over other membership organisations is that membership resides with the company rather than the individual. This enables anyone at a company to attend meetings of specific interest to them rather than have attendance restricted to the individual member.
Kudos to all involved and to Alan on his election to Treasurer at the Open Meeting, AGM & Supporters Event on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.
Photo Caption: Ryan Brown of Towergate Insurance Brokers presents on Civil Claims at the SGUK AGM.