Supported by CSG, Charities Safety Group
CSG are dedicated to assisting us with Safety4Good by matching people who are looking to donate with nearby charities.
The Charities Safety Group [CSG] was formed 21 years ago to help smaller not for profit organisations that for a variety of reasons are unable to employ a dedicated health and safety person. To that end it is very important that accurate and up-to-date health and safety information is made available to all in the third sector. Information is made available by the CSG to any organisation in this sector. The CSG is a previous Gold winner of the Safety Group UK’s Alan Butler Award which celebrates excellence in achievement in the field of health and safety.
Each quarter the members meet to network with each other, to compare notes, to benchmark, to ask advice or to simply off load. This is followed by a presentation on a variety of subjects; all based around a health and safety theme. Meetings are followed up by a newsletter sent to all members by email. This is especially important to any member who has been unable to attend the meeting. The newsletter includes details of the presentation, any plans or decisions made at the meeting and future plans.
In 2018 the CSG celebrated its 21st anniversary and to mark the occasion a conference was held at Baden Powell House, Kensington with the theme of Health and Safety Competence and Training for Charity and Voluntary Workers. Excellent speakers, including Lawrence Waterman [Chair, British Safety Council] and Simon Joyston-Bechal [Barrister, Turnstone Law] delivered interesting and informative discussions to an audience of health and safety professionals.
Following the success of the 2018 conference another conference has already been booked at the same venue. The theme for this conference is Fire – from Prevention to Business Continuity and everything in between. The date is Wednesday 9 October 2019. The CSG runs a scheme in conjunction with NEBOSH whereby members can qualify for the NEBOSH general certificate without charge. This would enable SME’s to send an employee on a course which would be prohibitively expensive, to obtain the NEBOSH general certificate qualification. This in turn will help SME’s to handle their own H&S issues and needs.
Non-members are welcome at any meeting and to ask questions either at meetings or by email. They will be helped in the same way members are and usually, once seeing the benefits of becoming a member, they join the CSG.
CSG executive members often attend external meetings such as the Charities Buying Group, Charities Facility Management Group, IIRSM and Westminster Briefings. These all provide an opportunity to network with other charities and introduce them to the work of the CSG.
CSG can help you with your search to find and assist a charity within your area - if you are interested in using CSG to help you, let us know and by clicking here and we will make an enquiry for you. For more information the CSG, click on their logo below to view their website.