Letter from the Chair

Dear Members/Prospects, 

Welcome to the West of Scotland Branch 

On behalf of the committee and our members I extend a warm welcome to the West of Scotland Branch. 

Attending branch meetings and events provides you the opportunity to learn from our speakers, pick up ideas on best practice, make new contacts and network with other health and safety professionals. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we, like other IOSH Branches, moved to virtual meetings which are held on the last Thursday of the month from September to May apart from December. The speaker topics are designed to help you develop and maintain your skills, which is in keeping with the new competency framework. Details can be found online at https://iosh.com/my-iosh/competency-framework/ 


We also circulate emails to members about our meetings and events. 


When we can return to physical meetings, please introduce yourself to a member of the committee when you arrive so that we can welcome you. In our virtual environment you can do this by using the chat icon. Our regular branch meetings are free to attend and open to anyone, so if you have a colleague who has an interest in a particular topic they can also attend. Our meetings and events can contribute towards your Continuing Professional development. We can also provide you with support on IPD and help you move to Chartered Member or Charter Fellow grades through peer supported groups. 

You are also welcome to explore the information on sector groups which is available on their microsites or attend one of their events. You may have joined a group which is available as part of your membership and you may join more than one group. Contact IOSH membership for more details. 

If you wish to view and amend your personal details, update your CPD or book on events, this can be done via the MYIOSH section on the IOSH website. Otherwise, please contact IOSH Membership Department on membership@iosh.co.uk or 44(0) 1162573198. 

Don’t forget to look out for Connect, your regular e-bulletin, where you will find the latest news and event information. 

Once again, welcome to the West of Scotland Branch. We hope you find this information useful but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, our email address is: westofscotland@ioshnetworks.com  

Kind regards 

Fred Cullum 

Branch Chair