About us

IOSH Highland and Islands Branch represents over 260 members spread across the Highland mainland, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands representing a wide variety of industries.

Due to the vast area covered by the Branch and the travel difficulties for many members trying to attend regular monthly meetings held in Inverness, we are trying to set up satellite meetings particularly on the islands. If you are interested in helping set up and running any of these meetings, please contact The Chair Person.

The Highlands and Islands Branch collaborates with the other three Scottish Branches, Edinburgh, North East of Scotland and West of Scotland, to run the IOSH Scotland committee.  This brings the branches together with the IOSH staff, IOSH Council and Board of Trustees, to provide synergy to the work of the branches in promoting IOSH in Scotland and also links in with the Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS) network.

Scotland has its own IOSH Networks Officer who assists all the Scottish Branches and attends the IOSH Scotland meetings.

Regular Highlands and Islands Branch meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from September to December and February to June. Meetings start at 3pm with tea/coffee served from 2.30pm.

Branch members are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues to the Branch meetings. Branch members are also encouraged to circulate details of the Branch programme in their place of work. A location map and directions are available on the Branch venue information page.

Our Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Highlands and Islands Branch include:

  • Promoting and supporting the aims and objectives of IOSH and IOSH Scotland.
  • Providing members with CPD opportunities through an interesting and topical selection of speakers at monthly meetings.
  • Helping members with the opportunity to network professionally and socially.
  • Formulating the mechanism that will allow constructive discussion and learning about varied topical areas of interest to health, safety and environmental professionals who are members of the branch.
  • Devising an effective means of communication that will allow branch and district members to stay up to date with branch and district activities.
  • Give senior professionals the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and experience and help the development of the newer members of the profession.

And Finally

Not able to make one of our Branch meetings? Don’t forget to keep in touch and up to date with our activities with regular visits to the Highlands and Islands Branch website. We are always pleased to hear from you, so if you are unable to come to the meeting, email our secretary using the link provided and let us know.

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