The next meeting is December 10th

The topic for the meeting is Mental Health, this topic is becoming a priority for many companies in the construction sector  

Supporting Topic, Mental Health first aid.


Please note new start times for meetings.

Tea and coffee is available from 1.30 pm in the lobby with the meeting start time of at 1.45 pm


The Last Meeting was November 12th

The Topic for the meeting was temporary Works

Many thanks to Ray Gold of RDG Engineering (TW) Ltd – Ray provided a presentation/discussion covering the evolving processes in design and management of the temporary works and scaffolding. Including current design processes, design codes, design checking and TWC/TWS duties.

Click to see presentation Presentation 12-11-18

Many thanks to our second speaker Heath Mchugh from MGF Excavation Safety Solutions –

Heath  discussed their available products for excavation safety solutions and issues regarding Excavation safety.


Please note new start times for meetings.

Tea and coffee is available from 1.30 pm in the lobby with the meeting start time of at 1.45 pm



Seminar – The Future of ISO 45001, Manchester, 13th November


SGUK has obtained an excellent discount for this seminar, Local Group members can take advantage of this by booking online using the special SGUK code – SGUK45 – to book places for £159 instead of the usual seminar fee of £259. 

David Smith, who was chair of the ISO committee who developed the standard, will be speaking.  

The seminar will provide expert knowledge and guidance to help delegates understand the new ISO 45001 standard and provide insight into the critical aspects facing those transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

It will also explore the opportunities for integration of ISO 45001 with other management systems, like ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, and explain how this might be achieved.


folow link for more information



The last meeting was 8th October


The subject for the meeting was Demolition

Many thanks to both Wayne Bagnall and Martin O’Donnell for taking the time to attend the group.

“Demolition update” with Wayne Bagnall

Wayne Bagnall Ltd_Asbestos in RC for IDE Leeds_23.2.18 for MCCSG 8.10.18


Wayne gave a very informative presentation which included an explanation regarding the use of Asbestos contained within concrete spacer blocks used in construction, potentially up to the late 1980s and the implications of recycled concrete for reuse from the same period.

For members that require Training, Wayne provides advice & training

2018 Demolition Refurb PLUS Asbestos training dates info_Wayne Bagnall Ltd 12_17

The supporting presentation was by Martin O’Donnell from the National Federation of Demolition Contractors again another informative explanation of the NFDC and its work to improve standards in the Demolition industry


Please note new start times

Tea and coffee is available from 1.30 pm in the lobby with the meeting start time of at 1.45 pm

The last meeting was 10th September

The last meeting was on the 10th of September

A big thanks to Sarah Jardine, HSE Head of Operations for the Midlands and North West Construction Division.

Sarah lead the group discussion “What’s Safety All About?”  (Is it to demonstrate that safety is just informed common sense?). A lively presentation and discussion took place.

Presentation to Cheshire Safety Group – Sept 2018 (003)

Thanks to all that attended

The next meeting is 8th October 2018

  • Demolition, back to basics with Wayne Bagnall
  • Supporting topic, NFDC

Please note new start timesTea and Coffee are available in the lobby from 1.30pm, the meeting starts at 1.45pm.