How many seminars do you hold per year?

The groups aim is to hold 6 seminars per year plus the Annual General Meeting which is always held in the month of April. Members are always encouraged to attend the AGM's where a new committee is appointed and the groups aims and ambitions for the next year are announced. The group withholds the right to cancel seminars or add new seminars as and when necessity dictates or is in the best interests of the group. We will however always give as much notice as possible.

What if the subscriptions haven’t been paid can i still attend a seminar?

The committee made a decision in 2014 to charge £10 per seminar for any person(s) whose membership had expired prior to the seminar. The Treasurer spends a great deal of time chasing subscriptions and it was discovered a number of companies had attended seminars whilst subscriptions where outstanding.

Is membership for one person or as a company?

Membership covers the company. It therefore allows different people from the same company to attend seminars. An example of this would be a Human Resources delegate may attend a spercific seminar if the contact person within that company feels it would of more benefit to them. The maximum number of attendees to seminars from any one company is at the discretion of the Group. A list of names will be required by the Secretary prior to attendance at a seminar.

Can i attend a seminar with a view of joining if i find it of interest to me?

We understand that potential members may wish to come along to a seminar in order to gain an understanding of what the events contain and if they would be applicable to new members. We therefore are more than happy to allow potential new members to "try" 1 seminar per season. In all cases though the group Secretary must be contacted prior to the seminar

How do i renew my membership?

You will be invited to renew membership in April each year. To renew membership please complete a new membership form and send the appropriate payment to the Treasurer We do respectfully ask that subscriptions are made promptly therefore ensuring membership isn't cancelled

What are the payment methods available to join?

A cheque made payable to the "Herefordshire Health and Safety Group" BACS payments are accepted by contacting the Treasurer Adrian Gale via email Unfortunately we cannot current accept credit or debit card payments nor are there plans to in the near future. Cash is accepted and a formal receipt will be issued either at the time or with the agreement of both parties ie: confirmational email the same day.

How can i join the HHSG?

There are a number of options available: 1) Download an application form and send back once completed via email to the following address: applications@herefordhsg.co.uk 2) Download the application form and send via postal mail to the Treasurer 3) Apply for an application form to be sent electronically via email (preferred method) or via postal service

What is the cost of membership?

Membership costs just £30 and is valid between April - March Our aim is to offer as much as possible, to as many as possible for as little as possible.There are no plans to increase the subscription nor have subscriptions risen since 2005

What can the HHSG offer me in terms of membership?

The Herefordshire Health and Safety Group is a voluntary, nonprofit making association of member organisations within Herefordshire; promoting health and safety initiatives, awareness and aims to raise health and safety standards within those organisations. A source of information, resources and knowledge in all aspects related to health, safety, welfare and environmental fields Members who also belong to the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) may claim 2 CPD points for each meeting attended Access to seminars featuring a presentation by a Health & Safety Professional upon topical Health, Safety and Environment issues of the day Members include those from the manufacturing, commerce, construction, utilities, retail, services and public authorities sectors Free, impartial advice on training and other services both local and national