Explore the history of Birmingham Health, Safety & Environment Association over the past 90 years.
No ‘safety’ beyond the factory inspectorate.
Factory Inspectorate (Midlands) and local industry meet to discuss engineering accidents. Birmingham & District Industrial Safety Group is thus formed.
Sub-committee make recommendations leading to the present IOSH.
Junior section established for apprentices and young persons.
First safety training course for power press operators.
Acocks Green premises purchases by the group. Extensive training of safety courses run by Group members & Factory Inspectors.
Full-time training director appointed.
Training/ Acocks Green taken over by RoSPA.
Part-time secretary appointed - safety talks and events organised. Chair of Safety & Hygiene established at Aston with input from the group.
The Group became a limited company, whilst still a charity.
Group talks included legislation and safety during a recession.
Membership exceeds 300 for the first time since the 1960’s. Continuing programme of meetings, events and annual seminars.
Quinton premises purchased and information/advisory centre opened.
The association celebrates 75 years of existence.
Andy Chappell retires after 16 years as Secretary, Liz Prophett appointed.
Acocks Green premises vacated by tenant; premises sold and proceeds invested.
Construction Section 60 Years Anniversary event at the Barclaycard Arena. Revised articles of Association; improvements to Association systems and services.
Overall gold award winner of Safety Groups UK Alan Butler Award.
Quinton premises sold and proceeds invested.
Membership number stable at around 270, attendance at events increasing.
Continuing development of Association systems and services. Monthly events move to Walsall FC.
Covid-19 pandemic restrictions commencing in March resulted in all BHSEA events etc moving online (Zoom etc)