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IOSH webinars / virtual meetings

Check out the list of our online sessions on a range of topics hosted with our membership network

Webinars and meetings are ideal for keeping your knowledge up to date as well as your CPD. Below is a list of our upcoming webinars/meetings being hosted by IOSH and our membership network. All webinar/meeting timings are shown as UK Time (GMT or BST), unless specified.


Our webinars are focused on providing technical information to larger audiences where you can hear from speakers on a range of relevant subject matter.

No audio rights are available to attendees in these sessions, but you can get involved and put questions to speakers/panellists via the Q&A function.

Zoom meeting

Our Zoom meetings are smaller sessions which provide an interactive platform for you to hear from speakers on specific content, but also get involved in robust discussions and network with other OSH professionals joining the sessions.

Missed a Zoom meeting? You can view these by visiting the relevant Branch microsite on their 'recent events' pages.

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Feature events

Webinar: Covid unlocked: How fighting the virus today saw us innovate for tomorrow

Part 2 of the three-part Covid-19 Sector Series featuring IOSH Hazardous Industries Group, Offshore Group and Rural Industries Group. President Elect, Louise Hosking, will welcome a new set of panellists to this interview and discussion style session. They’ll share their experience, insights and innovations which may well translate to other sectors and inspire your own ways of working towards a bright future.

May events

Zoom meeting: AGM and IOSH shaping the future of safety and health
Monday 10 May, 12:30 BST
South Coast Branch

The AGM will be followed by a session delivered by IOSH Vice President Ciarán Delaney looking at how our Institution has and is continuing to support its members, volunteers, trainers, stakeholders and businesses through this pandemic. Ciarán will also provide an update on WORK2022 and share how we collaborate worldwide to enhance the future of our profession, influencing positive change to achieve our vision of a safe and healthy world of work.

Webinar: Michael’s Story: Lessons from a preventable fatality
Tuesday, 10 May, 17:30 BST
Offshore Group with NE Scotland and Essex Branches

Michael Adamson was an experienced spark, who died on 4 August 2005, at the age of 26, as the result of an electrical incident at work. Motivated by the need to stop this from happening to others, ‘Michael's Story’ is told by his sister Louise. She talks through the catalogue of errors in health and safety management - any one of which would have been serious enough on its own – which accumulated to prove fatal. Louise Taggart - Workplace Safety Speaker / Michael’s Story.

Zoom meeting: East Midlands Branch AGM
Monday 10 May, 19:00 BST
East Midlands Branch

Zoom meeting: Employer duties in relation to vaccinations
Tuesday 11 May, 12:30 BST
Ireland East Branch

The main theme focusing on the issue of vaccinations in companies and the potential H&S/HR issues that could arise from the vaccination roll out and any legal implications.

Zoom meeting: IOSH shaping the future of safety and health
Tuesday 11 May, 13:00 BST
Tees Branch

IOSH Tees Branch are delighted to be joined by Dr David Gold, IOSH Vice President, who will be delivering an update from IOSH. This session will look at how our Institution has and is continuing to support its members, volunteers, trainers, stakeholders and businesses through this pandemic. It will also provide an update on WORK2022 and share how we collaborate worldwide to enhance the future of our profession, influencing positive change to achieve our vision of a safe and healthy world of work.

Zoom meeting: Essex Branch AGM and Legal Update
Tuesday 11 May, 14:00 BST
Essex Branch

The AGM will be followed by an update on developments in health and safety law, including: the on-going challenge of addressing the Covid-19 risks in workplaces; working from home; the case of Maughan and its impact on inquests and the investigation of fatal accidents; the consultation on the proposed Duty to Protect; and the risks of terrorist attack. Presenter - Rob Elvin, Office Managing Partner of the Squire Patton Boggs' Manchester office and the European Head of the Environmental, Safety and Health Group to provide an annual legal update.

Zoom meeting: Northern Ireland Branch AGM
Wednesday 12 May, 10:00 BST
Northern Ireland Branch

AGM and overview of IOSH activities and organisation. Emma Gilmore - Event Chair; Haley Burgess - Q&A Facilitator.

Zoom meeting: South Midlands Branch AGM
Wednesday 12 May, 19:00 BST
South Midlands Branch

Zoom meeting: Ireland Branch AGM
Wednesday 12 May, 20:00 BST
Ireland Branch, Western District, North Western District, Fire Risk Management Section, Rural Industries Section & Construction Section

Zoom meeting: Demystifying Soft Skills
Thursday 13 May, 10:00 BST
Bristol and West Branch

This session focuses on the subject of soft skills. What are they, why are they important and how do we start to bring some structure and shape to them? The session will discuss the necessity for both technical and non-technical skills for H&S professionals and will conclude with a review of how Skill Development Centres can allow you to observe and measure the skills within your teams and what you can do to address any soft skill gaps you identify.
Presenter - Darren Broadhead, Managing Director at Broadhead Global

Zoom meeting: AGM and Legal Update
Thursday 13 May, 12:15 BST
London Metropolitan Branch

This presentation will cover legislative changes impacting the health and safety arena. Speaker: Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Russell-Cooke. AGM: 12:15 – 12:30 / Presentation: 12:30

Zoom meeting: Edinburgh Branch AGM and IOSH Update
Thursday 13 May, 14:00 BST
Edinburgh Branch

We will be joined by Maria O'Malley, Head of Membership Engagement & Development at IOSH for an IOSH Update followed by a Legal Update by Katherine Metcalf of Pinsent Masons.

Zoom meeting: South Wales Branch AGM
Thursday 13 May, 14:00 BST
South Wales Branch

Zoom meeting: Asbestos in Historic Buildings
Thursday 13 May, 18:00 BST
Midland West District

The evening will start with the confirmation of the Committee roles and those filling the posts. This will then be followed by a presentation on Asbestos by Shona Baugh, Estates Operations Manager for Asbestos at an acute NHS Trust.

Zoom meeting: Mid Shires AGM and Respiratory, Hearing and Eye Protection
Thursday 13 May, 18:30 BST
Mid Shires Branch

In this session George Elliott, Advanced Application Engineer at 3M Personal Safety will cover UK HSE requirements, specific regulations, and optional standards as well as cover a breadth of different PPE solutions.

Zoom meeting: North Wales Branch AGM
Thursday 13 May, 19:00 BST
North Wales Branch

Zoom meeting: Forth and Tay Branch AGM & IOSH  Update
Thursday 13 May, 19:00 BST
Forth and Tay Branch

We hope to be joined by a member of the IOSH Presidential Team for an IOSH Update.

Webinar: Making News Headlines
Friday 14 May, 12:30 - 13:15 BST
Broadcast and Telecommunications Group

This interview style session will see Richard Bradshaw, Head of Health & Safety at Global, talk to Zoe Davies, Head of Safety at the BBC and Michael Byrne, Group Health & Safety Manager at News UK. They will discuss Zoe and Michael's journey into the profession, professional development, and their experiences of working in the fast-paced broadcast industry.

Zoom meeting: Caribbean Branch AGM
Friday 14 May, 17:30 AST / 22:30 BST
Caribbean Branch

Zoom meeting: AGM and Fire Reform Bill
Monday 17 May, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
Thames Valley Branch

The Thames Valley Branch invites you to attend their AGM which will be followed by the Fire Reform Bill presentation.

Zoom meeting: Ethical frameworks and how they support the OH&S function
Friday 18 May, 13:30 BST
South East and South West Branches

Whenever humans interact, we are influenced by the values and standards of the group we are interacting with. A well designed and appropriately implemented ethical framework provides the structure for explicitly agreeing and confirming, why we exist, what we value and how we live those values. This session will explore ethics and the OSH function and help you recognise the importance of a solid and consistent ethical framework and how it can help us overcome ethical challenges when they appear. Presenter - Simon Cassin FRSPH, CMIOSH, MIIRSM, GIFireE, Director at Ouch Training Team.

Zoom meeting: Practical aspects of water safety measures around the management of legionella
Tuesday 18 May, 14:00 BST
Merseyside Branch

We’ve all seen the ‘crazy’ health and safety photos such as the worker on the A frame ladder in swimming pool whilst drilling in to the ceiling above!! Well, this presentation is along the same lines, albeit with water safety and those things that we’ve discovered, found, observed whilst advising clients in recent years. The content includes: design and install, components, safety of systems and contamination, monitoring and records. Presenter - Pete Tyson Senior Development Consultant.

Zoom meeting: Power Presentation Skills for the OSH Professional
Wednesday 19 May, 13:00 BST
East Anglia Branch

OSH professionals need more than just industry knowledge, they need people skills too, it’s all about building relationships with those you are advising, whether a large client or the guy on the factory floor. This session is for those OSH professionals who need to brush up on their presentation skills. We will cover both how to present yourself in different circumstances, also for interviews and first meetings where you need make that lasting good personal connection. Presenter - Angela Abbs, CMIOSH, Consultant and Trainer, AMA Health & Safety, and Chair of the East Anglia Branch.

Zoom meeting: West Wales Branch AGM
Wednesday 19 May, 17:30 BST
West Wales Branch

Zoom meeting: Staffordshire Branch AGM
Wednesday 19 May, 18:30 BST
Staffordshire Branch

Zoom meeting: Qatar Branch AGM
Wednesday 19 May, 19:00 AST / 17:00 BST
Qatar Branch

Zoom meeting: Ireland East Branch AGM
Thursday 20 May, 12:30 BST
Ireland East Branch

Zoom meeting: Driver Safety –professional drivers and the grey fleet (driving cars on company business) post Covid 19 and AGM
Thursday 20 May, 13:30 BST
South Cumbria and North Lancashire Branch

The AGM will be proceeded by a presentation from Jonathon Backhouse - Director, Backhouse Jones Solicitors. Today, with his twin brother James, Jonathon practices regulatory law. He acts for logistics and passenger carrying clients throughout the UK and specialises in Public Enquiries, Health and Safety investigations, Crown Court matters representing operators in serious criminal cases such as prosecutions for causing death by dangerous driving, corporate manslaughter and serious Health and Safety offences. He regularly advises RHA and FTA and is a frequent speaker at seminars held by Associations representing the bus, coach, haulage and logistics sectors. 

Zoom meeting: Streetworks and Utilities
Thursday 20 May, 14:00 BST
Yorkshire Branch and Broadcasting and Telecommunications Group

This session will provide an overview of the requirements for carrying out streetworks for utilities projects and what measures can be put in place to make these works safer. Derek will be sharing some common pitfalls when undertaking telecom works in the street work environment. He will outline where the duty holder has particular responsibilities under NRSWA 1991. Presenter - Derek Stevenson, Head of HSEQ at FullFibre.

Zoom meeting: Highlands and Islands Branch AGM and IOSH Update
Thursday 20 May, 15:00 BST
Highlands and Islands Branch

We are delighted to be joined by IOSH President Jimmy Quinn and IOSH Vice President Tim Eldridge. Tim will be delivering an update from IOSH.

Zoom meeting: Midland Branch AGM
Thursday 20 May, 15:00 BST
Midland Branch

Zoom meeting: Lone Working Personal Safety
Thursday 20 May, 19:00 BST
East Midlands Branch

Presenter Vince Donovan served thirty years as a Police Officer with South Wales Police. During his police career, he acquired a wide range of practical skills and experiences in criminal investigations, Community Safety, Crime Prevention, Emergency Planning and Hate Crime, spending the last six years of his police career working in the specialist field of Counter Terrorism.

Zoom meeting: Becoming a Better Biker
Tuesday 25 May, 18:00 BST
Scotland Region

IOSH Scotland team up with representatives from RoSPA and Road Safety Scotland to bring you this presentation on Becoming a Better Biker.

Webinar: Manual handling
Wednesday, 26 May, 12:00 BST
Logistics and Retail Group

The IOSH Logistics and Retail Group welcome Chris Quarrie, HSE Inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, who will be delivering this webinar on manual handling and the use of the HSE MAC and RAPP Tool in assessing risk.

Zoom meeting: Oman Branch AGM
Wednesday 26 May, 19:30 GST / 16:30 BST
Oman Branch

Zoom meeting: The LoCHER Project - Engagement and the Impact on Occupational Health
Thursday 27 May, 13:00 BST
West of Scotland Branch

Find out about Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LoCHER) and the work they do with apprentices, students, and trainers.

Zoom meeting: Certificate of Merit Awards
Thursday 27 May, 16:00 BST
West of Scotland Branch

These annual awards offer the opportunity to celebrate those who make significant contributions to OHS management within their organisations, and to network with fellow safety professionals.

June events

Zoom meeting: Annual Health & Safety Legal Update
Wednesday 02 June, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
North East of Scotland Branch

This event will cover legal H&S updates over the last 12 months, including current developments, COVID-19 issues, recent court decisions, and important legislation changes.

Zoom meeting: Health & Safety Aspects of Controlled Collapse Demolition
Thursday 03 June, 14:00 BST
Highlands and Islands Branch & Construction Group

This applied health and safety talk should go with a bang!!

Zoom meeting: Practical Fire Safety
Tuesday 08 June, 13:00 BST
Tees Branch

Chris Stone from AC Fire Safety will give a practical insight into: areas of fire safety that organisations commonly get wrong including compartmentation, design and local management; and what to consider when reviewing plans for capital or refurbishment projects. Attendees will be advised how to spot and head off future fire problems at the design stage.

Zoom meeting: Sleep, Mental Health and Safety
Thursday 10 June, 10:00 BST
Tyne and Wear Branch

Good sleep is vital for the safe and effective performance of your job. Being sleepy is the equivalent of being under the influence of alcohol, you would not turn up to work drunk so why would you turn up sleepy? This presentation will cover the importance of good sleep to good physical mental and emotional health as well as its connection with safe working. It will also give proven tips and techniques design to help you sleep better. Speaker - Dr Neil Stanley, Sleep Consultant

Zoom meeting: Managing Drugs & Alcohol at Work – Don’t know where to start or too afraid to ask?
Thursday 10 June, 12:30 BST
South West Branch

Gareth Salisbury, UK Sales Manager, Workplace D.Tec International Limited will focus on answering FAQs related to screening at this time and also the importance of an effective policy and how to select a random percentage workforce sample.

Webinar: Violence and aggression to staff in the public sector
16 June, 14:00-15:30 BST
Public Services Group

This will be a webinar covering violence and aggression to staff in the public sector. We are aiming to have 3 speakers with a mop up plenary session to cover questions posed via the Q&A function. The event will be supported on the day by members of the Public Services Group committee.

Zoom meeting: Legal Update
Monday 21 June, 19:30 BST
Thames Valley Branch

A look at relevant legal developments in Health & Safety over the last 12 months, as well as some horizon scanning for the coming year.

Webinar: ESG – What’s new?
Tuesday 22 June, 12:00 BST
Logistics & Retail Group

This session explores Environmental, Social and Governance, how it has changed and why and what it means for safety, health and environmental practitioners, but also for the individual directors in their business. Speakers - Luke Withers and James Alexander, Loxton’s