Meetings

SCSG holds regular meetings throughout the year with invited speakers who present on a wide range of construction safety related topics. There is also the opportunity to share ideas and ask for help from the wealth of experience present at each meeting.

These meetings are usually held on a Thursday at the Hilcroft Hotel in Whitburn though check the events list below for more details.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Lunch

    12:00 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020

    Pinsent Masons, Legal Update

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Katherine Brydon, Pinsent Masons

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    Electrical Installations 18th Edition

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Dave Forrester, Select

    Topic: Electrical Installations 18th Edition

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020

    Vibration (HSE)

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Susan Donnelly, HSE

    Topic: Vibration

  • Thu
    23
    Apr
    2020

    April 2020 Meeting

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: TBC

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2020

    May 2020 Meeting

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: TBC

Previous Meetings

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Drill Rigs, Quality Matters

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Jon Christie, BAM Ritchies

    Topic: Drill Rigs - Quality Matters

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Service Avoidance

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Peter Ashcroft, Sygma Solutions

    Topic: Service Avoidance

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019

    What you should expect when using an occupational hygienist

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU

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    Speaker: Steve Clark, Mineralogy Section Manager, IOM

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    Occupational Health

    1:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn
  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019

    SCSG Future Plans Discussion

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Roy Jackson and Robert Bradford

    A discussion on the Group. The Group since its inception in 1969 has always focussed on the HSE’s areas of concern in Scotland however recently direct contact has been lost for the members as no HSE representatives now attend the meeting as they do not have staff and time available to provide information and listen to the industries comments. The Group and its members spend considerable amounts of time on “Working well together” initiatives to try to improve health and safety standards in smaller businesses.
    We would also like to discuss topics such as membership fees, whether monthly meetings are still the right way to be going, member involvement etc.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Scaffolding

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Richard Cassidy, SGB Scaffolding

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019

    CITB Update and Site Safety Plus

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: John Bissett, CITB.

    John will give an update on the CITB position as well as discussing Site Safety Plus which may be changing. John will be looking for your views on the proposed changes to Site Safety Plus.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019

    Appeals against FFI, Improvement and Prohibition Notices

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsents Mason .

    Charlotte will will be giving us information on appeals against Fee for Information, Improvement and Prohibition Notices plus an update on cases and current government thinking.

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018

    Drug and Alcohol Procedures

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Kirstie Douse, Release.

    Advice on setting levels for drugs that can realistically be measured to allow us to set up sensible drug and alcohol procedures.

    A good attendance would be appreciated as she is travelling a long way.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018

    Hilti Tools Update

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speakers:

    Kirstie Boyle and Isabelle McShane, Hilti

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018

    Building and Civil Engineering

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speakers:

    Nicola Sinclair and Andrew Percy, Business Development: Building and Civil Engineering (B&CE)

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018

    HSE Update

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: HSE

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Setting Limits for Drug and Alcohol Testing

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Professor Nick Bateman will be providing guidance on setting limits for drug and alcohol testing.

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Loading Low Loaders

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Steven Forde who will give a presentation on training for loading low loaders.

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    CITB Update

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: John Bissett from the CITB who will give an update on changes within the CITB and a short guide on the proposed changes to the grants system.

  • Thu
    18
    Jan
    2018

    Legal Update

    1:30 pmHilcoft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Katherine Metcalfe of Pinsent Masons

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017

    Data Protection - Information Commissioners Office

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Details to follow

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    Mast Climbers

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Denis O'Neill from SGB will give a presentation on mast climbers.

    Tea and coffee provided.

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017

    Overhead Power Lines and Safe Digging Practices

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Jim Denholm, Health and Safety Consultant of Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN)

    Tea and coffee provided.

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    Review of the Year

    1:00 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017

    Health and Mental Health

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn

    Speaker: Dr Alan Curley, University of the West of Scotland.

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    CDM in Renewables (Hosted by Edinburgh IOSH)

    12:00 pmCraiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University

    Joint meeting with Edinburgh IOSH - go to IOSH events for more details. Buffet lunch provided but booking is required so we know how many to cater for.

    Venue Information
    Vehicle access to the venue is from Glenlockhart Road; please park in car park A (take first left once on site, then left again at the mini roundabout; car park A is at the bottom of the slope); disabled car parking is in car park H, which is at the top of the hill adjacent to the building. The Entrance to the Rivers Suite is on the right-hand side of the stone buildings as you look up from the car park (North-Westerly side).
    For more information follow the links on our Venue Information page.
    Be aware that you MUST provide your car registration number at the barrier on arrival (and if the barrier is up you should still either press the buzzer or go straight to security on arrival). Napier has advised us that if you fail to provide your car registration details you may be fined. We would like to avoid this happening and hope that you will help by providing your car registration details on arrival.
    There may be additional parking on the roads around Craiglockhart but these will be subject to Edinburgh City Council regulations: please make sure you park legally.
    Alternatively – why don’t you use public transport? There are several Lothian bus routes that pass the Campus, please see our website for details of the venue and travel links.

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017

    Underground Services

    1:00 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017

    Agency Workers and H&S Law

    1:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn