December Monthly Meeting

Wednesday 11th December commencing at 9am.  Bacon butties and festive mince pies available from 8.30am.  Please confirm your attendance to info@chsg.co.uk Subject/s & Speaker/s HSE Annual Update – Tim Beaumont & Paul Hems  Ready for the gate programme – Alistair Donaghey from Willmott Dixon  Willmott Dixon Foundation In 2011 the Willmott Dixon foundation was established […]

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Monthly Meeting – November 2019

Report of the 696th General Meeting 0900hrs on Wednesday 20th November at the John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Subject: We’ve always done it this way. Speaker: Steve Croft, Kier Construction Ltd. Present: Declan Davis Jeff Russell (Chair for the meeting) 1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence were received from: Steve Hails – President […]

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Monthly Meeting – October 2019

Report of the 695th General Meeting 0900hrs on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at the John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Subject: Service Protection- PAS128, BIM Modelling to protect Servies and electronic permit. Speaker: John Gray, Vision Engineering a shared vision . Present: Mr Declan Davis Mrs Andrea Smith Mr Robert Hackett  Mr Martin Hall  Director […]

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BS 5975: 2019 CHSG Booklet

Summary of BS 5975: 2019 – A6 Booklet

BS 5975: 2019 CHSG Booklet

Overview of Booklet

The Construction Health and Safety Group is proud to announce that we have produced an A6 booklet to summarise the new BS 5975: 2019 Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures. The contents of the CHSG booklet is designed to provide greater clarity with respect to the procedures for a wide range of organisations and contractual agreements. 

The document also covers a wide range of organisations that should have temporary work policies and persons identified as responsible: (6.1.1.2)

  • Clients
  • Management Contractors
  • Contractors
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Utility Authorities
  • Service Suppliers
  • Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Specialist Contractors
  • Designers.

The standard has also ensured that it is now in-line with CDM 2015. Therefore, identifying in greater depth, the roles and responsibilities for such positions as PC, PD, DI, etc. 

Cost to purchase the A6 booklets in print:

£8 + £2.00 P&P per A6 booklet – members

£10 + £2.00 P&P per A6 booklet – non-members.

Purchasing multiple print copies:

10 booklets £70 + £3.50 P&P per A6 booklet – members

10 booklets £90 + £3.50 P&P per A6 booklet – non-members.

Purchasing PDF copies:

£8 members

£10 non-members.

Please email Sera with your orders: sera@chsg.co.uk

CHSG Awards Winners

CHSG’s 2020 Annual Awards Dinner Date Revealed!

Following the success of previous years, CHSG have confirmed the date of the next Annual Awards Dinner.

CHSG Awards Winners

Thursday 16th April 2020 is the date to put in your diaries as CHSG will be hosting the 2020 Awards Dinner, for the 2019 Awards. 

Unlike the award evenings of the past seven years, the 2020 awards will be hosted at a new venue, the Park Plaza Hotel Victoria. 

Since 1998 the CHSG Awards have recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements and commitment to health and safety by companies and individuals. This event has always been presented with a flair of creativity and, in previous years, CHSG have invited comedians as their guest speakers. Hugh Dennis was the guest speaker for the 2019 awards dinner and gave a great performance on the night, bringing a light air of comedy to the awards presentation. 

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this celebratory and exciting event. With record numbers of attendees in 2019, we are looking to make the 2020 Awards evening the biggest yet. We will be in touch soon with further information about the guest speaker and how to book your tickets.

Beaumont Safety Trophy
CHSG Silver Safety Award

Apprenticeship levy- A quick review of Q & A.

Brief review of the latest apprenticeship levy notes.

You can find below a PDF containing an overview of the apprenticeship levy questions and answers. The document highlights the most frequently asked questions and covers topics from; how funds can be accessed, to the different available apprenticeship schemes and what they mean for your company.   

If you require further information you can find more on the CITB website by following the link below. 

Monthly Meeting – July 2019

Report of the 693rd General Meeting 0900hrs on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at the John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Subject: A Practical Approach to Electrical Safety, Morgan Sindall Present: Mr Declan Davies Ms Debbie Clarkson Mr Robert Hackett Andrea Smith Martin Glover Director & Co-Chair (Chair for the meeting)  CHSG MD Past Chairman Immediate […]

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Monthly Meeting – June 2019

Report of the 692nd General Meeting 0900hrs on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at the John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Subject: Construction Dust Awareness & Welding Regulations presented by 
Trevor Craven, JSP Ltd Present: Mr Declan Davies Mr Jeff Russell Ms Debbie Clarkson Mr Robert Hackett Mr Sean Elson Director & Co-Chair Director & Co-Chair […]

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CHSG Awards Winners

2018 CHSG Annual Awards hosted at the 2019 Annual Dinner

From magicians to stand-up comedy and prestigious awards, the 2018 Annual Awards broke previous records.

CHSG Silver Safety Award

The 2018 Construction Health & Safety Annual Awards Dinner was hosted on 28th March 2019 and provided, yet again, another entertaining and exciting evening of events. From magicians to awards and special guest Hugh Dennis, this year’s Annual Awards Dinner was the largest CHSG has hosted, so far, in their history.

Filling up the venue, at the Radisson Blu in London, the evening unfolded with magic tricks and Prosecco, closely followed by the brilliant humour of stand-up comedian Hugh Dennis. Best known for his appearance on Mock the Week and Outnumbered, Hugh delivered an evening of wit and laughter as he presented the awards and entertained the audience with a stand-up performance.

Hugh Dennis Stand Up at CHSG Annual Awards
Hugh Dennis Stand Up at CHSG Annual Awards Dinner

With Hugh Dennis presenting, the awards were given a comedic twist. This is the list of winners for the 2018 awards:

Training Awards, presented by Shirley Parsons:

CHSG Training Awards

BAM Construction Ltd winners of Large Contractor Award.

CHSG Training Awards

Fileturn Ltd winners of Contractor Award.

CHSG Training Awards Housebuilder Winner

A2 Dominion winners of Housebuilder Award.

Fire Diploma Student of the Year Award, sponsored by CHSG and presented by Co-Chairs Andrea Smith and Debbie Clarkson:

CHSG Student of the Year Award

Winner was Steve Fitzpatrick from Knight Harwood Ltd.

Silver Safety Award (aka Silver Helmet Award) sponsored by JSP.

This unique award is awarded to person or company who demonstrates excellence of performance, support and commitment to Health & Safety:

CHSG Silver Safety Helmet Award Winner

Winner was Alex Wood who has shown considerable commitment to Health & Safety, as a previous Director and chairman of CHSG. He has also had numerous entries for the annual Beaumont Safety Trophy.

The Beaumont Safety Trophy sponsored by Jincom EHS Communications.

This trophy is awarded to individuals or a company for the best new device or method of working that helps to prevent accidents in the Construction Industry. This year the standard of entries were particularly high:

Beaumont Safety Trophy Winners BAM Construction and Bull Products

Winners were BAM construction / Bull Products. The winning entry will be demonstrated at the next AGM meeting.

Beaumont Safety Trophy 2nd Place Overbury and Queen Elizabeth School

2nd place were Overbury and Queen Elizabeth School.

CHSG Beaumont Safety Trophy 3rd Place EAVE

3rd place were EAVE.

Honorary Life Membership presented by Steve Hails (CHSG Director):

Honorary Life Membership Award winner Declan

Awarded to Robert (Bob) Hackett. Declan Davis received the award on Bob’s behalf. 

Chairman’s Special Award:

CHSG Special Award to Debbie Clarkson and Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith and Debbie Clarkson (CHSG CoChairs) were joint winners.

CHSG provided a special thanks to Shirley Parsons for their continued support and sponsorship of the Training Awards. Alongside the continued support from Shirley Parsons, Morgan Sindall Construction, University College London, Arup, Kier Construction and Wates Group have provided support to CHSG for their awards.

Shirley Parsons Team at CHSG Awards Dinner
CHSG Awards Dinner with CHSG staff and Hugh Dennis

Celebrated year on year, the CHSG Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment to health and safety by member companies. In particular, those that have used CHSG training services throughout the year. Innovation, dedication and hard work are celebrated with these prestigious awards.

To find out more about becoming a member of CHSG, entering for an award or attending the next Annual Awards Dinner contact us here.