Does your business meet the Health & Safety Laws?

If you are not sure you can find out more by joining the Mid-Anglia Environment Health and Safety Group (MESH).

MESH aims to:

  • Provide an up to date source of information on the ever changing health and safety scene
  • Provide and encourage a greater interest in health and safety and also environmental issues
  • Encourage the exchange of knowledge and information through discussion
  • Enable organisations to understand the importance and value of principles of safety management

What happens in a MESH meeting?

A programme of topics is set for the year. Each month a speaker comes in and gives a presentation on the issue. An open discussion forum follows at the end. Speakers are experts in their field and include inspectors from the HSE and Health and Safety consultants.

Special events are also arranged such as mock trials and site visits. Once a year a special members day is arranged to allow the expertise of our members to be shared with the group.

At each meeting updates are given on new and revised legislation. Local Health and Safety and Environmental events are also publicised.

Members can request any subject for inclusion in the programme.

When does MESH meet?

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August. You are welcome to attend a meeting prior to joining. Please phone or email for further details.

Are there any other benefits for me?

MESH is an ideal place to network and learn from other businesses by sharing problems and expertise. We currently have around 100 members. MESH was established in 1996 and provides a self-help mechanism for member companies. Our group is non-profit making and is run by an elected committee. We are supported by the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authority Environmental Health Officers. MESH is affiliated to RoSPA and Members of Safety Groups UK. We aim to keep the annual membership fee to a minimum, to make the group accessible to all.

What does it cost? £25 per annum

Who can join?

Any type or size of business or organisation can join. Members come from the whole of East Anglia. Our current membership includes well known local businesses and organisations from the self employed to the major employers. Representatives don't have to be health and safety specialists to attend meetings but everyone who attends would have some responsibility for, or interest in, the Health and Safety or Environmental matters of their company.

Sectors represented include :

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Retail
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Legal
  • Catering
  • and many more