Jayne Sutton, director, JSL Safety & Risk Management Ltd, and currently working as a health and safety consultant at London Metropolitan University, explains how she became a director of health and safety after starting out as a classical trumpet player. Currently Health and safety consultant at London Metropolitan University How did you get started in […]
What is Women in Health and Safety?
The Women in Health and Safety network was established in 2015 in order to provide a space for women in the health and safety profession to network, engage with one another and share best practice.
After launching with one event at Safety & Health Expo, we realised there was a real appetite in the health and safety profession for this network. The following year we ran a number of smaller, regional events across the country, in Edinburgh, London, Leicester and Birmingham.
When is the next event?
The next event is taking place in Liverpool on the 1st of February, hosted by HSE Recruitment in conjunction with their HSE Leaders Connect group and in partnership with SHP.
In June 2017, there will be a national networking event at Safety & Health Expo between 20 – 22 June at the ExCeL in London.
How can I get involved?
Join the Women in Health and Safety network on LinkedIn to be part of discussions.
Bookmark this page to stay aware of the latest events taking place across the country.
Register your interest!
Use our event form to register your interest for future Women in Health and Safety events. Let us know the regions you would want an event to be held and we’ll try and organise one near you.
Diversity and inclusion was the talking point at the latest HSE Leaders Connect event in conjunction with Women in Health and Safety. Hearing from three speakers who excel in their understanding and application of what diversity and inclusion means and how it manifests, the evening was a huge success in educating and engaging attendees. Danielle […]
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The Scottish Trades Union Congress has launched a toolkit to address health and safety issues that are applicable to women. The union says that in workplaces where mainly or only women work, hazards are often unrecognized or under-researched and in workplaces where mainly men work, women are often expected to wear inappropriate safety clothes and […]
In February this year, SHP ran its first State of the Industry survey to find out what the average health and safety professional looks like. Over 1,200 people responded to the survey, allowing us to draw up a comprehensive picture of the state of the health and safety profession in 2016. Download your copy of the SHP State of the Industry report to find out how much your peers earn, the top industry sectors and what the key challenges are for the profession in 2016.
As part of SHExpo’s series of networking events, SHE1000 concluded the three day exhibition at ExCel last week, with a gathering of hundreds of women involved in protecting and managing premises. As well as nibbling cupcakes and sipping prosecco, the event gave all involved a networking masterclass from expert Heather White, CEO at Smarter Networking […]
Today at Safety & Health Expo, a training and development session called #SHE1000 will be running to highlight the importance of networking and working a room. Taking place from 13.45 – 15.00 today, Heather White, CEO, Smarter Networking, will be teaching hundreds of people the importance of quickly accessing knowledge and connections, and how to […]
With the eagerly anticipated #SHE1000 celebrating women event fast approaching, Angela Southall, Co-founder and Director of Southalls health and safety consultants, talks about successfully negotiating safety improvements with those resistant to change. The interview is available to watch and read below: It’s been 13 years since you co-founded your business Southalls – how […]
Heather White, CEO, Smarter Networking, will be running a training and development session as part of #SHE1000 at Safety & Health Expo. In this article she explains the importance of networking, how to work a room and seven things she’ll teach you in June. So much of today’s business and career development is about speed. How quickly […]
The finalists of the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards came together last week to celebrate female role models within these sectors.
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In an interview with SHP, Helen Rawlinson describes how a career that started in the military led to a transition to health and safety, which at first didn’t come naturally. Helen Rawlinson is senior health and safety coach at Mount Anvil. She is a finalist for the Outstanding Woman Award for the Women in Construction and […]
Make a pledge for parity – that’s the call to action for 2016 International Women’s Day. The campaign is calling for a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and urging world leaders to take action as champions of gender parity. Among these pledges, leaders can agree to challenge conscious and […]
Over the past 12 months Hayley Rail have been working closely with major rail operators to find out what women’s PPE is available in today’s market, and to raise awareness to manufacturers about the importance of ladies PPE within the marketplace. Mark Hammond, manager at Hayley Group PLC, explains. This has been a more […]
At our eighth Women in Health and Safety Event at NEBOSH's offices in Leicester, Teresa Budworth, CEO NEBOSH, and Sue Cooper, NEBOSH Trustee, discussed upskilling into senior leadership positions and talked about the efficacy of women's networks, and how to maximise potential.
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By Anna Keen, Acre Frameworks When asked to speak at a Women in Health and Safety event for 5 minutes, what do you cover? This was the question we pondered over at Acre HQ for the last week or so. I could talk recruitment trends (yawn!), push the amazing benefits of our new offering Acre Frameworks (sorry […]
Wednesday night saw a celebration of Women in Health and Safety as four fantastic speakers took to the stage in Blackfriars, London to explain why celebrating diversity is such an important part of their lives. Compered by Heather Beach, director OSH, UBM Plc, she explained how she came to establish the Women in Health and Safety […]
By Danielle Stallard The HSE Recruitment Network are delighted to have partnered with UBM and Women in Health and Safety Forum to host a vibrant and informative event at The Library of Birmingham. A meeting of like-minded professionals, the event offered a combination of compelling presentations and round-table discussions, providing the attendees with the opportunity […]
By Pamela McInroy It is well-documented that diverse teams are more productive, more efficient and more profitable. At Crossrail we believe that diverse teams are also safer. So we are using a pioneering approach to test this by targeting established diversity and inclusion approaches into health and safety practice to further reinforce the concepts of […]