Safety Groups UK Goes Social

Safety Groups UK, the umbrella coordinating group for safety organisations like CSG, has recently created an online presence on a number of social media platforms that CSG members might like to connect to:

Safety Groups UK on LinkedIn:

Safety Groups UK on Facebook:
Safety Groups UK on Twitter:


NEBOSH General Certificate | Sponsorship Scheme

A quick reminder about this scheme that has been going for some time but is still in operation.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must come from a UK based organisation. Applications from outside the UK will not be considered.

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.  

To underpin the aims of the Charities Safety Group these Scholarships will be offered to small charities and voluntary organisations; 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.

A letter explaining the terms & conditions is available for download here.

The application form is available for download here.


CSG Meeting | Wed 16th October 2013

All members are invited to the next meeting of the Charities Safety Group on Wednesday 16th October 2013 at the NCVO (see map in side bar of this web site).

The meeting will start at 13:30 with a presentation at 14:00.  the meeting will begin with the AGM followed by a presentation which will be related to fire and fire evacuation - more details to follow. 


New HSE Resource | Health & Safety Toolbox

The HSE have recently revised and updated a lot of guidance on their web site intended for low-risk businesses but which would also be relevant to charitable organisations.


More information from the HSE below:

The Health and Safety Toolbox – what it is and why it matters

  •  The new Health and Safety Toolbox is the latest in a package of online guidance from HSE, bringing together in one place everything a small, low-risk business could need to manage health and safety.  
  •  Produced with busy firms in mind, it makes it easy to find relevant guidance on specific risks with a few clicks of the mouse. It builds on Health and Safety Made Simple, which already offers sufficient basic information for large numbers of low risk businesses. 
  •  It provides practical plain English advice and links to helpful and easy to use tools such as online risk assessments and template policy statements. 
  • The Toolbox has been developed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with the support of small businesses and their representatives to ensure it works to save firms time and effort and provides the information and resources they really need. 
  • It takes a new approach to the issues that affect all employers – managing health and safety; your organisation; your workers and your workplace - that is easier than ever to navigate through quickly without getting bogged down in detail. 
  • Among the features of the new, free Toolbox are:
    • simplified advice on key responsibilities to make it easier for employers to comply with the law 
    • case studies showing how real accidents and cases of ill health have occurred, together with tips on how to avoid them 
    • updates on legal changes, including new and less burdensome arrangements for reporting accidents
  • Together Health and Safety Made Simple and the Toolbox provide low risk businesses with everything from basic information through to more detailed advice if they need it.

CSG On YouTube

The CSG have created a YouTube channel to share video content with our members and the wider public.

The channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/charitiessafetygroup

An example video on charity shops safety is embedded below: