Women in Health and Safety

Women in Health and Safety is a thriving network of people who support gender equality and want to see women flourish in our profession. We connect in-person and online. Our get-togethers are free to attend and open to all, and we actively encourage both men and women to join us.  

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  • 2000+ people have attended one of our events
  • 2015 was when the first event took place 
  • Events take place all over the country
  • Shirley Parsons, Hays, Redcat, the HSE and NEBOSH have all hosted events
  • Safety & Health Expo hosts our biggest annual celebration
  • Women in Health and Safety is part of SHP 

Upcoming events

Join the Women in Health and Safety LinkedIn group for further information and the latest updates.

Past events

Events have taken place all over the country, in cities including Norwich, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Take a look at highlights of the 2017 Christmas party in the video below.

For more past events highlights see the posts below:

The Women in Health and Safety committee

SHP works with a committee to determine the best direction for Women in Health and Safety. We meet quarterly to assess feedback from past events. We also discuss plans for future events and come up with ideas to keep the network running effectively.  

Another role of the the committee is to raise awareness of the network. For instance taking part in relevant SHP interviews, offering site visits at their workplaces and speaking at Women in Health and Safety events. 

A Chairperson heads up the committee and a new Chairperson is selected each June. At the present time Heather Beach, Founder of The Healthy Work Company, is Chair.  See below the current committee members.

If you’re interested in joining the committee for, either this year or in future, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact [email protected]


How to get involved

Join the Women in Health and Safety network on LinkedIn to be part of discussions or register your interest for future events.

Hosting an event

There are two different types of event you can run: mini-meets and forums. Both are a great way to promote your personal or corporate brand whilst supporting women in the profession.

Mini-meets are small, informal get-togethers. They don’t require much planning or organisation at all. Simply get a group together and talk about your experiences with issues affecting women in health and safety.

Forums are generally larger events, although there is no minimum number of delegates required. Forums must be open for all professionals within our community to attend.

For more information about running an event contact [email protected]

Gallery of past events


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