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.
Thu21May20201:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
May 2020 Meeting
Thu23Apr20201:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
CANCELLED - April 2020 Meeting
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no meetings of the group until further notice
Thu19Mar20201:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Speaker: Susan Donnelly, HSE
Thu20Feb20201:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Electrical Installations 18th Edition
Speaker: Dave Forrester, Select
Topic: Electrical Installations 18th Edition
Thu23Jan20201:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Pinsent Masons, Legal Update
Speaker: Katherine Brydon, Pinsent Masons
Thu12Dec201912:00 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Thu21Nov20191:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Drill Rigs, Quality Matters
Speaker: Jon Christie, BAM Ritchies
Topic: Drill Rigs - Quality Matters
Thu24Oct20191:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
Speaker: Peter Ashcroft, Sygma Solutions
Topic: Service Avoidance
Thu19Sep20191:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn, EH47 0JU
What you should expect when using an occupational hygienist
Speaker: Steve Clark, Mineralogy Section Manager, IOM
Thu23May20191:30 pmHillcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Speaker: Roseanne Nixon, SALUS
Thu18Apr20191:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
SCSG Future Plans Discussion
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.
Thu21Mar20191:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Speaker: Richard Cassidy, SGB Scaffolding
Thu21Feb20191:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
CITB Update and Site Safety Plus
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.
Thu24Jan20191:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Appeals against FFI, Improvement and Prohibition Notices
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.
Thu22Nov20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Drug and Alcohol Procedures
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.
Thu18Oct20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Hilti Tools Update
Kirstie Boyle and Isabelle McShane, Hilti
Thu20Sep20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Building and Civil Engineering
Nicola Sinclair and Andrew Percy, Business Development: Building and Civil Engineering (B&CE)
Thu24May20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Sun22Apr20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Setting Limits for Drug and Alcohol Testing
Speaker: Professor Nick Bateman will be providing guidance on setting limits for drug and alcohol testing.
Thu22Mar20181:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Loading Low Loaders
Speaker: Steven Forde who will give a presentation on training for loading low loaders.
Thu15Feb20181:30 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.
Thu18Jan20181:30 pmHilcoft Hotel, Whitburn
Speaker: Katherine Metcalfe of Pinsent Masons
Thu23Nov20171:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Data Protection - Information Commissioners Office
Details to follow
Thu19Oct20171:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Speaker: Denis O'Neill from SGB will give a presentation on mast climbers.
Tea and coffee provided.
Thu21Sep20171:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Overhead Power Lines and Safe Digging Practices
Speaker: Jim Denholm, Health and Safety Consultant of Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN)
Tea and coffee provided.
Thu18May20171:00 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Review of the Year
Thu20Apr20171:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Health and Mental Health
Speaker: Dr Alan Curley, University of the West of Scotland.
Thu23Mar201712:00 pmCraiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University
CDM in Renewables (Hosted by Edinburgh IOSH)
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.
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.
Thu16Feb20171:00 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Thu19Jan20171:30 pmHilcroft Hotel, Whitburn
Agency Workers and H&S Law