Topic ideas and resources

Our networks host events on a wide range of topics. When planning your events for the year ahead, the following ideas may provide some inspiration for engaging and well attended events.


Continuing Professional Development and Initial Professional Development are important topics for members. We have a number of resources that you can share with members. You could run regular drop in sessions where your members can access advice and guidance on their professional development. Some branches run these on the same day as their normal branch meetings.

ISO 45001

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems is the world’s first international occupational health and safety standard. The standard is intended to help organisations in designing systems to proactively prevent injury and ill health, regardless of size or industry.  Its requirements are designed to be integrated into an organisation’s management processes.

Our networks are vital in helping IOSH spread awareness of ISO 45001, and events around ISO 45001 have already proved popular among members. The resources in our ISO 45001 hub could be used as part of a meeting.

Visit the ISO 45001 resource hub

No Time to Lose

IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign (NTTL) helps businesses and employees tackle occupational cancer. The NTTL website has a range of resources which your branch and group can help promote. You can also encourage members to support the campaign and pledge to make changes in their workplace.

We are happy to support you in hosting an event around NTTL and occupational cancer. We can also help you find a suitable speaker. Please get in touch with your Regional Manager (branches) or Relationship Manager (groups) for more information.


Webinars are “web seminars”, which can be viewed online and are ideal for reaching members who may not be able to attend meetings in person. They can also be recorded and shared after the event. Webinars should focus on one key topic, and present around 5-10 slides on this topic. Slides shouldn’t be too full, they should have the key facts and let the presenter give further detail verbally.

The following forms should help you plan a webinar, but your Regional Manager or Relationship Manager will also be able to help you.

IOSH Research

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to cover in your branch or group meetings, remember that IOSH produces numerous research reports and advice guides throughout the year. These cover a range of topics which can be promoted to your members and prompt interesting discussions on how the research findings can be applied in the workplace.

Site visits

Site visits can provide unique insights into real workplaces and how they operate. We have seen networks host many successful site visits, including some to farms, factories, landmarks and construction sites. These informative visits often rely on contacts within the network to set up, and are typically limited to a small number of attendees. Please speak to your Regional Manager or Relationship Manager if you have an idea for site visit.