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South Midlands - letter from the Chair

Hello,

Welcome to the South Midlands Branch web pages.

The past 12-18 months have seen many safety professionals engaged with COVID measures. With the final easing of restrictions we can perhaps look forward to a return to ‘normal’. However, we must be mindful that COVID has not gone away and might expect some measures to be reintroduced during the Autumn / Winter and even into the future.

Just what the future might look like is an ongoing topic of discussion and IOSH is already engaging with Groups and Branches about the possibilities. Face to face (F2F) meetings are not likely to begin until Spring / Summer 2022 so we will be continuing our programme of meetings and events electronically. Further ahead a blended approach is a distinct possibility with programmes tailored to delivery methods – more practical sessions being F2F and information delivered electronically.

Discussions are being held about programmes both at the Branch committee and regionally. Joint meetings are already taking place and you will see South Midlands jointly hosting future meetings and events. The programme will also be expanded to cover topics outside of H&S but needed to meet some of the requirements of the competency framework. Meetings and events are open to IOSH members and other safety professionals.

The committee are looking forward to providing you with an interesting and diverse programme. We hope you will enjoy and benefit from our meetings and events.

Clive Werrett
Chair