Sponsors of Safety Groups UK

Welcome to Safety Groups UK!

The mission of SGUK is

‘ To promote health and safety by supporting a thriving national network of health and safety Groups'

The organisation, which is a registered charity (was originally established in 1947) is the coordinating body for the network of around 70 local voluntary Occupational Health and Safety Groups located throughout the UK.


What's New?

SafeTea Break

The SafeTea Break, brought to you by 3M in association with Safety Groups UK provides you with the toolkit and platform you need to engage your workforce in a discussion about health and long latency occupational diseases.

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Utility Week

Utility Week Health & safety conference

The annual Utility Week Health & Safety Conference is back. Over 150 senior health and safety professionals attended the event in 2014. View what they had to say.

You can get a 15% off using your supporter code SGUK15.

When: Tuesday, 24th November 2015

Where: Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre

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Occupational Health Awareness Day

To highlight health risks at work and to show how employers can not only stay within the current legislation but also invest sensibly in improving employee health, HHSG, supported by Herefordshire Council and the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, is organising an all day event in Hereford Town Hall on 15th October between 09:00 - 16:00. Members and others who are interested, may attend throughout the day and listen to speakers, take part in topic table discussions and view exhibits designed to help them make better occupational health choices in the workplace.

When: Thursday, 15th October 2015

Where: Assembly Hall, Town Hall, St. Owen Street, Hereford

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Working at Height Safely Event

This is one of a series of free partnership events run by the industry for the industry, as part of the UK-wide Working Well Together (WWT) campaign.

When: Friday, 9th October 2015

Where: Everyday Champions Centre, Newark

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Health and Safety News


No Time to Lose - Working together to beat Occupational Cancer

Campaign to cut work cancer deaths launched

An industry-wide campaign to cut the number of deaths from occupational cancer was launched on Monday 3 November in London. We have signed up to this campaign in support of IOSH.

According to conservative estimates, some 8,000 people die from cancer and around 14,000 contract the disease each year in the UK because of exposure to a work-related carcinogen, such as diesel exhaust fumes, silica dust or asbestos fibres. Worldwide, occupational cancer claims the lives of more than 666,000 a year – one death every 47 seconds.

For more information about this campaign please read:

Press release - No Time to Lose

Work Cancer - The Facts

Beware Asbestos Campaign

We are demonstrating our ongoing support to HSE in raising awareness of the dangers of Asbestos and the potential to contract long latency disease, this underpins our commitment to "Promote Health and Safety Nationwide"

As part of HSE’s Beware Asbestos campaign, HSE have launched a social media initiative with the support of footballer Stuart Pearce. Stuart used to be an electrician and so was happy to help highlight the risk to trades people which is being covered by National press and men’s magazines.

We encourage you to follow HSE on Twitter, you may have seen the HSE tweets already, in which case, thank you for re-tweeting. If you or your organisation uses Twitter or Facebook, we would love you to show your support for the campaign by wearing the scarf. This is a neat little icon called a “twibbon” that appears in the corner of your profile picture. You can get the icon by clicking on the following link: http://twibbon.com/support/beware-asbestos and by following the campaign on Twitter.

If you are able to forward the request to your members, that would also be fantastic! Please let me know if your organisation is using social media to promote the Beware Asbestos campaign so that we can follow you too.

Trades Union Congress - Health and Safety

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has a webpage on Health and Safety.

This website is part of TUC's work to ensure union safety reps have the information and resources to continue and to improve that work.

The website can be accessed by clicking the link below:


HSE Myth Busters

The Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety, that arebelieved to be disproportionate or inaccurate.

You can find the cases that the panel have considered and their findings at the linking below:


Diary Dates for 2015