The next meeting of the CSG will be on:

Monday 20 June 2016

Food Safety in a charity environment, from registered food businesses to tea parties – what procedures and controls are required? Marie Curie case study


Claire Guise CMIOSH

Health and Safety Manager.  Marie Curie

 At: NCVO, Regent's Wharf, 8, All Saints Street, London.  N1 9RL

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Followed by:

Monday 17 October 2016

Speaker:  Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, Turnstone Law, a leading health & safety criminal defence lawyer. 

Presentation:  Health & Safety legal issues for charities  (including: an update on the sentencing guidelines and impact for charities, their executives and trustees; legal preventive steps to reduce the chances of prosecution; and the relationship between the executive team and trustees - who should carry the can?)

Welcome to the CSG Website

The Charities Safety Group (CSG) was set up in 1997 by a group of health and safety professionals who came together to address the provision of a self help and support network for people with health and safety responsibilities, but who are not necessarily health and safety specialists.

Today the CSG offers support to its membership through regular meetings, online discussions, and facilitating professional networks amongst colleagues.

Clarification from HSE regarding reporting Volunteer accidents to RIDDOR:

Further to the question raised at the last meeting we have had the following clarification directly from the HSE:-

For the purposes of reporting under RIDDOR a worker would be a person under a contract of employment.  As this is unlikely to be the case for most volunteers they should be classed as members of the public when it comes to reporting. 

Find out more about us and our members here.

Feel free to contact us using these details here.

Find out what we are doing on our blog.

If you want to become a member please download a membership form and complete this questionnaire.

Existing members can access our document library and forums by logging in here.

The Charities Safety Group in partnership with the National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health have agreed a scheme that gives scholarships to Charities and Voluntary Sector organisations for the NEBOSH Certificate Course. NEBOSH will select appropriate Course Providers who will train, free of charge, one person from the organisation selected by the Charities Safety Group Scholarship Board.  Applications must come from a UK based organisation. Applications from outside the UK will not be considered.

To underpin the aims of the Charities Safety Group these Scholarships will be offered to small charities and voluntary organisations who are also current members of the CSG; those with resources too limited to acquire health, safety and welfare competencies for their existing workers. For this reason organisations who do not employ a Safety Practitioner will be given preference by the Scholarship Board.

More details and an application form can be found in the members library on this web site after logging in and via links on this blog post.