Regional Groups

Regional Groups hold events which may include presentations, talks or site visits and are open to anyone. If you are a member of the CIEHF, you will be invited to Regional Group events based on the location of your preferred address held on our records.

Regional Groups can organise visits to places you wouldn’t otherwise get easy access to such as Jaguar Land Rover, RNIB, Highways Agency, National Air Traffic Services.

Read about the latest Group activities in our blog or browse their upcoming events. Contact group organisers, listed below, to keep up to date with what’s happening.

If you would like to host or help coordinate a CPD event, visit or presentation for your Regional Group, please get in contact with the Regional Group Lead by email.

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Groups & organisers

Beds, Bucks & Herts
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire
Organiser: Chris Avis

Bristol & Avon
Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire
Organiser: Joanne Butler

East of England
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
Organiser: Alison Wheeler

East Midlands
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire &  Lincolnshire
Organiser: Ruth Sims

Central Midlands (formerly Heart of England)
Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire & Warwickshire
Organiser: Stephen Burchill

London & South East
Greater London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex & Kent
Organiser: Emily Thorne

North East
Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear & Yorkshire
Organiser: Tony Atkinson

North West & North Wales
Conwy, Wrexham, Gwynedd, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside & Cumbria
Organiser: John Lovegrove

All counties
Organiser: Elaine Skilling

South Wales
Ceredigion, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea and all other South Wales counties
Organiser: Clyde Crawford

Peninsula South West
Devon & Cornwall
Organiser: Bernie Masters

Southern England
Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset & Isle of Wight
Organiser: Jo Davies

Upcoming group events

North West & North Wales Regional Group event @ Aintree University Hospital
May 20 @ 12:30 – 16:00

This event, taking place at Aintree University Hospital, will feature a talk by Kim Burton on “Developing an intervention toolbox for common health problems in the workplace”.

A study was commissioned by the HSE to develop a toolbox for managing common health problems at work. The original intention was to bring together previous initiatives on musculoskeletal problems and work-related stress, in the hope that a ‘management standards’ approach would be applicable to other health problems. The research team concluded that an entirely new concept, based on a biopsychosocial approach, was required. The Work<->Health Toolbox is the result.

The event will start with a light lunch at 12:30 and will also include a tour of the hospital’s Centre for Simulation and Patient Safety. It will end around 16:00.

Please book your place here.

Scottish Regional Group event @ Falck Safety Services
May 26 @ 13:00 – 16:00

This event will feature offshore helicopter safety with the opportunity to observe helicopter underwater escape and emergency breathing system (EBS) training.

There will also be a talk by Sue Coleshaw, a CIEHF Fellow, who will discuss ergonomic issues relating to EBS use and training, and lessons that can be learnt from recent helicopter accidents.

Refreshments will be available.

This event is free but please book your place online.

Please note that places for Regional Group events are almost always limited. If you book but can’t attend, please let the Group Lead know so that your place can be offered to someone else.

Peninsula South West Regional Group event
Jun 8 @ 18:30 – 19:30

This event will feature transport ergonomics with provisional presentations on the following:
Railway signalling
Road traffic signalling
Neural signalling

All details to be confirmed.

East Midlands Regional Group event @ JCB World HQ
Jul 13 @ 14:00 – 16:30

This event will start with a video introduction to JCB. This will be followed by a tour of “The Story of JCB” museum which features the history of JCB, how it started, and some of its achievements.

You will then be taken on a factory tour of the whole assembly line process from the delivery of sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally finished product. For more information on the tour see the JCB website.

Finally, there will be a presentation on the ergonomics that goes into the design of JCB equipment and plant.

Refreshments will be available on arrival. Please note that you must wear closed toed shoes, and due to the length of the tour it may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Book your free place online by 22nd June. Places are limited to 20 people so don’t miss out.

North West & North Wales Regional Group event @ Health & Safety Laboratory
Jul 22 @ 12:30 – 15:00

“Ergonomics at the Health & Safety Executive”

More details to be confirmed.

Peninsula South West Regional Group event
Sep 3 @ 16:00 – 18:00

This event will feature a visit to a local organisation but details are yet to be confirmed.

North West & North Wales Regional Group event @ Office of Rail & Road
Oct 21 @ 12:30 – 15:00

“Ergonomics in the Rail Industry”

More details to be confirmed.

Peninsula South West Regional Group event
Dec 7 @ 18:30 – 19:30

This event will feature either a visit to a local organisation or a presentation but details are yet to be confirmed.

North West & North Wales Regional Group event
Dec 16 @ 12:30 – 14:30

“Promoting Ergonomics in Education”

More details to be confirmed.

Past event reports for all Groups

Southern Regional Group visit to air traffic control centre

Lively discussion at the South West Regional Group

Bridge visit for Scottish Regional Group

Mixed range of talks for London & SE Group

North West Regional Group meeting a great success