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Yorkshire & Humber
Welcome to the Yorkshire & Humber IIRSM Branch page.
Having been a member of IIRSM for almost 10 years and having attended Yorkshire branch network meetings in the past, I have agreed to take on the challenge to re-establish the Yorkshire and Humber branch.
I have been involved in safety and risk management for 30 years and my work has taken me across the UK and into Europe and the Middle East working largely in the hospitality and leisure industry. I am currently working as a freelance safety consultant and these days prefer to stay a bit nearer to my home in Leeds.
I am hoping to engage with IIRSM members across Yorkshire and Humber to help develop the network and welcome any offers of help for supporting the branch from the IIRSM Risk and Safety community.
We will be arranging online meetings initially but hope to establish face to face meetings when IIRSM and Covid circumstances allow. I hope to help establish a dynamic branch and have set our objectives for the branch below:
To re-establish an active IIRSM branch in Yorkshire and Humber that helps to promote and encourage a pragmatic approach to risk and safety management across all disciplines.
To develop an active network of like minded professionals to help support each other in their aims to encourage a view of effective safety management as good business. We recognise the strength of engaging views from a wide cross section of industries and work places in developing creative solutions to risk management and safety challenges.
To gain strength to our network by working with universities and educational establishments to encourage the risk and safety professionals of the future and establish an effective mentoring process.
To expand our knowledge of different industries by arranging visits to various workplaces and create the opportunity to understand new safety and risk management techniques and approaches.
Encouragement of social activities. Yorkshire people are widely respected for their friendliness and we would like to encourage this by arranging at least 1 social activity a year.
To encourage a wider reach of the IIRSM into areas outside the traditional Health and safety arena and encourage a wider membership. We aim to increase our overall membership in Yorkshire and Humber including an increase in student membership.
CPD is an important aspect for safety and risk management professionals and we will endeavour to create opportunities to enhance CPD through meaningful and interesting activities.
I look forward to meeting as many Yorkshire members of IIRSM as possible in the near future and implore you all to get involved with the Yorkshire and Humber branch.
Rob Bradley MIIRSM