Next Meeting: Tues 9th February 2013:
Speaker: David Urquhart & Gary Duce of Reset Certification Scheme.
Subject: Competence Management
The Midland Construction Safety Association was formed in December 1966 at the instigation of Mr W Brittain-Jones, H.M. District Inspector of Factories. As it was known in those days “The North Midlands Safety Supervisors Circle” was borne.
The Factory Inspectorate realised that it would be advantageous if those newly appointed safety officers in the construction industry could meet informally with their local Inspectors to discuss common issues. This move was welcomed by the industry representatives and the forum has continued to flourish over the years.
The MCSA is affiliated to RoSPA and is one of the few safety forums that solely focuses on the construction industry. We continue to have close links with the HSE construction inspectors who attend on a regular basis.
The Association is a non-profit making organisation and levies a small annual subscription charge to meet running costs. Any surplus monies which are accrued are donated to a construction related charity. In 2004 the sum of £1000 was donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance Service. In 2011 £500 was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and £500 to the Derby Stroke Group.
Meetings are held approximately every two months starting at 10.00a.m. and concluding at 1.00p.m.. The venue is Lumb Farm Country Club at Marehay, Ripley, Derbyshire which is easy to find, has ample parking facilities and where excellent carvery and bar snacks can be purchased.
Our current membership list is in excess of 80 members and comprises an assortment of representatives of contractors, County and District councils and independent safety consultants. Meetings are informal and members are encouraged to use the gathering to share problems and seek help and guidance from colleagues.
Members may bring along guests as they choose and at each meeting we aim to have a guest speaker on a topical subject.
The Association is steered by a Committee which all members can apply to take part.