What is GOSH?

GOSH is a self-help group of dedicated health and safety professionals, employers, trade unions, employee representatives and anyone who is interested in health and safety in the North East of Scotland. A non-profit organisation we meet monthly to discuss health and safety issues, share experiences and learn from the invited speakers.  Presentations range across all areas of local industry and beyond, including safety experts and the Health and Safety Executive.

What are the aims of GOSH?

The aims of the group are clearly detailed in our constitution. They are to:

· Foster and develop the spirit of co-operation between employer and employee in occupational health and safety;

· Keep members aware of health and safety legislation and assist members with advice on specific health and safety problems;

· Provide nine monthly meetings to which speakers may be invited to talk on subjects of interest to members and provide a forum for discussion on matters of health and safety; and

· Encourage as appropriate, meetings for members with specific common interests.

Who may join?

Anyone with an interest in health and safety…..Companies, self-employed or individuals.

What else does GOSH offer?

You will have free access to this website, which includes material from meetings, members will be able to access speaker presentations within the members area, news items and access to experts on health and safety issues. It offers an opportunity to network with health and safety professionals from a range of business sectors within the North East of Scotland and to improve health, safety and wellbeing within the local industry and the wider community.

How much does it cost?

It only costs £50 per year for company membership (there is not a limit on how many employees can attend). It also includes your tea and coffee at each meeting!

When and where does GOSH meet?

GOSH meets normally on the 3rd Wednesday of the months between September and May (inclusive).  Please check the programme for the specific dates. The speaker presentation starts at 14:30 and lasts approximately for one hour (this can vary depending on the number of questions).

The meetings are held at the Beach Ballroom, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen AB24 5NR where there is free parking!