The March Meetings topic was “Developing a positive Safety Culture”

Our March meeting topic was “Developing a Positive Safety Culture”. Scott Ellis lead the group with a lively and informative presentation on how to develop a positive safety culture within your organisation.

Developing a positive safety culture IOSH Mar 20

Scott is the Group H & S Manager for Eric Wright. He will discuss how he has implemented a system within his organisation and will highlight his own experiences, good and bad, which will help any interested organisation move forward. This is not one to miss.”
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The next meeting will 20th of April

The meeting Topic will be Training, details will be posted shortly

  • 3.15pm – 4.15pm – AOB/Meeting Closure

We hope to see you all there!

First Meeting of 2020 was – Monday 10th February

Timings of the Meeting:

  • Main Speaker – Thanks to Paul Harrison from Gap Lifting Services who focused on

    Purchasing of lifting equipment including ID marking and certification.
    Inspection of lifting equipment including the requirements for load testing. A good debate was had with regards to several issues which included single use slings, post meeting Paul provided a guidance note to clarify the questions raised.


  • Second Speaker – was Helen Woolston from Synergy Environmental  to talk about welding fumes. What it is, its different composition, workplace exposure limits (although there is not a WEL for welding fume), manganese, health effects, HSE Q4 inspections & what inspectors will be looking for (they are looking at welding fume & metalworking fluid) and control methods. Again a good discussion and contribution from the group took place.

Please join us on March the 9th for our next meeting details of which will be posed soon.



The Next meeting is 9th December 2019 the topic for the meeting is Mental Health First Aid Awareness

Our December Meeting will be held on Monday 9th December 2019 at our usual venue The Lace Centre, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 4AA.

The meeting will look at how common are Mental Health problems?
The terms ‘mental illness’ or ‘mental ill health’ or ‘mental health problems’ covers a
wide range of difficulties.
Some statistics to consider
Nearly half of adults believe they have had a diagnosable mental health
condition at some point in their lives.
19% of men and 33% of women have and a diagnosis confirmed by
36% of people who self-identify as having a mental health problem have
never been diagnosed by a professional.


Able Futures –  Mental Health First Aid Awareness Session for Merseyside and Cheshire Construction Health and Safety Group 

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of the session you will have learned;
  • The definition of Mental Health
  • The meaning of Mental Health First Aid
  • Factors that affect mental health
  • How to support people in distress
  • Overview of Safeguarding
  • How to have supportive conversations
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace.
  • Where to find useful resources
  • How Able Futures can support you
  • Wellbeing Activity Plan for their workplace

This is a meeting you should not miss

Timings of the Meeting:

  • 1pm-1.45pm: Tea, Coffee & Networking
  • 1.45pm: Welcome
  • 1.50pm: Main Speaker – Jake O’Mara on Mental Health First Aid
    This is a huge topic at the moment so he will be our only speaker this month.
    (2 Hours)
  • 3pm: AOB/Discussion/Info on next Meeting
  • 3.50-4.00pm Close

 We Hope to See you all There!

Meeting – Monday 11th November 2019

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 11th November 2019 at the Lace Centre, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 4AA.

Timings of the Meeting:

  • 1pm-1.45pm: Tea, Coffee & Networking
  • 1.45pm: Welcome
  • 1.50pm: Main Speaker – Mike Findlow with “Cant see the risk for the Trees
  • Explores why assessing risks from trees is important? We assess risks from workplace transport, site activities and areas that the public have access to etc. but sometimes trees in the immediate environment are not considered as part of the risk assessment with potentially devastating consequences.
     Trees and the law – who is responsible for trees?  Tree Preservation Orders, Protected Species, Conservation Areas and Felling Licences. Tree Risk Surveys & Management.
     Who do I get to carry out tree risk surveys, management and tree work – how do I know they are competent to do the work?
     What should I look for when tree work is carried out on my land/premises/site?Sources of advice on all things trees. 

    (max 45 mins) 

  • 2.40pm: Support Speaker on a technical matter – Matt Fedigan with a short presentation on Vibration(max time 30 mins)


  • 3pm: AOB/Discussion/Info on next Meeting
  • 3.30-3.45pm Close

 We Hope to See you all There!