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South and West Wales Occupational Safety Group holds monthly meetings usually on the last Wednesday of the month at which speakers give a talk and take questions on a variety of topical health and safety related subjects.


We hold two social events each year, the Safety Quiz and the Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony.


We very much appreciate the support of the Health and Safety Executive, an inspector often attends our meetings, to give an update on new legislation, regulations, developments etc.


The cost of annual membership is kept as low as possible to encourage membership and participation from as wide a field as possible.  Membership is seen as a public commitment to health and safety.


We offer a Small Business Information Centre and sponsorship for NEBOSH Certificate, CITB Safety Passport and IOSH Managing & Working Safely to staff of small and medium sized enterprises. Contact one of our officers for more details.


Details of this year’s meeting venues:


3M, Gorseinon SA4 9GD has a distinctive water tower and is near Junction 47, M4 –follow the signs to Gorseinon, it is located a few hundred yards after the second roundabout, on the right opposite Brisco.


Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine SA10 6JL is on the main road through Jersey Marine and has a distinctive folly in the shape of a tower in the grounds.


Blancos Hotel, Green Park, Port Talbot SA12 6NT come off the M4 at junction 41 and at the roundabout follow the A48 signposted Port Talbot. The hotel is on the next roundabout.


Swansea Business School, Swansea Metropolitan University, Ty Bryn Glas Campus, High Street, Swansea SA1 1NE is the silver building on Powell Street behind Swansea High Street Railway Station and Ty Nant (Inland Revenue ) building.


Mercure Hotel  Phoenix Way - Swansea

SA7 9EG  Llansamlet Industrial Estate.



After each meeting our speakers are asked if we can post their presentations here. The following Presentations are available to download at this time.

Click on the link to download,



Jim Maccall. October 2014 Training Day



HAV Presentation.


Sara Lumney December 2014 Meeting


Sara’s presentation


Manual Handling Guidance

Manual handling. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) - L23


Stewart Cruikshank, Pristine Condition Ltd.

Take a Closer Look


Elite Approach


POPS Approach


Steve Ash—Presentation to the Group 25th May 2016


CDM and the rest


Stephen Asbury—Presentation to the Group on 22/03/2017


Management Systems



Dr Sally Pugh Williams, IMAS Group, 25th April 2017


Drug and Alcohol Policies at Work



Chantell Nicholls HM Principal Inspector 25th May Annual Review 2017


Annual Review Presentation



Matt Birtles—HSL Ergonomist. Seminar 28th June 2017


Seminar presentation



HSE Updates (By the month & Year presented)


Links to the information provided by HSE will be provided here after each meeting.


Links to information from HSE




Sentencing Guidelines.




Roy Hewson a vice President of this Group usually gives a short talk after our main speaker at our monthly meetings.


Access to all Roy’s talks are reproduced for your information on the Roy’s Musings page of this website