The South Wales Branch programme last year included the very successful and well attended annual conference at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. As usual it was held in conjunction with like-minded South Wales safety organisations under the umbrella of the South Wales Safety Groups Alliance. This year we are back in Cardiff City Stadium for the conference. The Alliance also publishes a joint calendar of events, which you will have received a copy of by snail mail and which you can also download from the branch events page.
Your committee continue to work for our members, and to provide the latest health & safety information that will qualify towards your CPD and also giving you excellent networking opportunities at meetings.
We were sad that our long serving Secretary and Vice Chair Chris Johns passed away recently. We will miss him.
On a personal note, I commenced my working life in Newport within the retail motor industry, moved to London for experience then back to Bridgend College as a lecturer, taking on health, safety and environmental management in the early 90's.
I have been a member of the South Wales Branch committee for over fourteen years.
Richard L C Thomas
South Wales Branch