Branch FAQs

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Do I have to book a place or pay to attend one of your branch meetings?

No. even if you aren’t a member you can attend, just let a member of the committee know on the evening. If you have any queries, a member of the committee will help you.

If I have a question about IPD or CPD or something else related to a work problem I have, would the Branch be able to help me?

Yes, we have a number of committee members who are currently going or have gone through the IPD process and have experience of keeping CPD up to date so please feel free to ask any of the committee members at a branch event. We also hold CPD events outside of our regular branch meetings so keep an eye out for those.

How can I get more involved with branch activities?

Come along to the meetings and if you feel you can add something, then ask about becoming a member of the committee. Equally, if you have a specialism which you think could be of interest to other members, then why not suggest you can give a presentation?

Can I ask for certain topics to be included in the branch programme?

Yes, we welcome suggestions from members and we ask for suggestions on our feedback forms. The branch programme production process begins in January each year, so the earlier you make the suggestion, the more chance there is of it being included. Contact the Secretary with your suggestion.

When and where are your meetings held?

Our meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month from September until July the following year. We publish our programme on this website and details can also be found at our branch meetings. The meeting venue details are also included on this website.

Can I bring a colleague who isn't an IOSH member to meetings with me?

Yes, we welcome all visitors as long as you let us know on the night of the branch event.

What time do meetings start and how long do they last?

Meetings start at 18.00, with registration and refreshments from 17.30. Meetings last around 1.5 hours.

Are there opportunities for me to obtain a health and safety job from attending the branch events?

Our branch events allow you to network with other Health and Safety professionals, who may know of future job prospects. If you are looking for a Health and Safety role, please let one of our committee members know at the branch event and we can mention it at that meeting. Members from recruitment agencies will also be present at branch events so there is an opportunity for you to speak about roles you are interested in.

I am interested in sharing what my company does for the No Time To Lose Campaign, how can I do this?

We would be delighted to hear from you and talk about how your company promotes the No Time To Lose Campaign. It is something we can share on our Branch News or at our Branch Events also, so please let us know how you are getting involved by talking to a committee member at one of our branch events!

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