Raising profile and influence

Media and public relations

Over the past couple of years, IOSH has worked hard to raise its profile in the media. This has led to numerous opportunities for committee members to contribute to TV, radio, newspaper and magazine coverage. We need to look for more opportunities to comment on or correct articles in the local media. We'd like to ask members to draw to the attention of branch, district or section committee members any article which they feel we should respond to. There are criteria which the committees have to take into account when responding to media stories, but the more we're aware of, the more we can respond to.

Of course raising profile and influence is more than just dealing with the media. We need to do this with our own members, businesses and anyone affected by poor health and safety management in the workplace.

Branch conference

With the support of Districts and the Public Services Section, a successful conference could be run by the branch. We could also co-host a conference in partnership with neighbouring branches.


The branch webpages are available for non-members to view, and they should be designed to provide useful information and lead interested parties to other sources of help and assistance.

Trade unions and trade union safety representatives

Many trade union officials and safety representatives are members of IOSH. They play a valuable and often vital role in health and safety in the workplace and we should work towards stronger connections with them.

The Health and Safety Executive

Although communication and consultation with the HSE takes place centrally through IOSH Groups and other committees, and in some of the Districts, we should make more effort involve local HSE inspectors in the branch.

Manchester Branch Contacts

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