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Region’s health and safety group appoints from Russell WBHO

Robert Clegg, back right, with the Russell WBHO Health & Safety team

Robert will be responsible for part of the group‘s on-going education programme, organising events and speakers to share industry developments and best practice.

The NWCSG works to promote the reduction in accidents and injuries in the construction industry, and last year was given a Gold Excellence Award by Safety Groups UK. Membership is open to anyone working in building or civil engineering within the North West region.

Members are given the opportunity to learn from experts within the industry and share best practice with H&S colleagues working across different companies, feeding back into their day-to-day roles. Opportunities to undertake formal training and qualifications are supplemented by discussion groups and informal sessions looking at new products, techniques and topical H&S-related issues.

Despite all of the group’s activities being online since the advent of Covid, Robert said it was more important than ever for the education programme to continue. “We’ve all adapted to replacing face-to-face meetings with video calls, and it’s actually opened up more opportunities for our members to take part in our training events as they don’t have to travel and take too much time out from their day jobs in order to attend.

“The sessions we run are really useful for our members to ensure they keep up-to-date with latest developments within the industry, and this group provides a forum for members to discuss the various new regulations coming into force and successful initiatives being taken by their own organisations.

“With remote working, open communication and information sharing becomes even more important than ever, and we’re making sure to keep issues such as safe practices, mental health and obviously new Covid measures high up on the group’s agenda for our regular online discussions.”

Robert has been a member of the group himself for the last two years, and was pleased to have joined the executive and be representing the company.

He said: “The work we do every day is so crucial to the safety of our teams, so keeping our knowledge up-to-date is vital. And being able to share that knowledge and expertise with colleagues from across the industry through the forum provided by the NWCSG is a real advantage for everyone.”

The group’s next online event is on Tuesday April 6th here members will hear from the RB Asbestos Consultants about Asbestos Awareness. To take part members must register online at