Tyne and Wear Branch plan

Our aims and objectives are:

  • to promote high standards of health, safety and wellbeing for people at work and people affected by work activities
  • to promote and support the aims and the objectives of the Institution
  • to provide a facility to allow members to contribute to the development of the aims and objectives of the Institution
  • to achieve recognition of the branch as a respected source of information and opinion on matters regarding health and safety in the workplace
  • to increase the number of members participating in branch activities
  • to contribute towards the professional development of branch members and anyone interested in joining the profession
  • to encourage people to enter the profession and develop into qualified and competent practitioners
  • to establish relationships with other professional bodies and societies sharing similar aims
  • to promote and encourage the benefits of IOSH membership and the development of the profession
  • to provide a facility for branch members to have both professional and social interaction
  • to help members share their knowledge and experience
  • to establish a system for liaison and distribution of information on all matters concerning IOSH
  • to establish channels of communication and facilitate comment to the media on matters of concern to IOSH
  • to arrange formal communication with IOSH generally on matters of concern to branch members
  • to establish a mentoring programme for new members and those seeking to advance their grade of membership
  • to promote and monitor local education and training facilities for branch members and others showing an interest in the profession
  • to support and take a caring interest in the welfare of branch members
  • to provide a regular programme of events relevant to the professional interests of branch members
  • to ensure branch activities are properly planned, managed and evaluated.

Evaluation and appraisal of our objectives

The continuous evaluation and fine-tuning of our objectives is built into the day-to-day functions of the Branch Committee, and facilitated by the mechanisms in place for 2-way communication between the Branch Members and the Executive Committee, and between the Committee and the Institution, including:

  • contact branch executive members via the branch webpages
  • contact branch executive members at branch meetings
  • welcome visitors at branch meetings and monitor attendance levels
  • tell people attending branch meetings about other relevant events taking place, e.g. IOSH group meetings, or HSE and EEF events
  • provide an annual programme of branch events, seminars and dinners
  • liaise with IOSH head office regularly
  • ensure that the Branch Education and Development Adviser or any branch executive member can be contacted via the branch webpages
  • use a resource checklist for events and activities
  • obtain feedback from meeting attendees.