Regionalisation has dramatically changed the college landscape in Scotland. Prior to 2014, there were 43 colleges – now there are 27 colleges across 13 regions.
Colleges Scotland ‘the voice of the FE sector in Scotland’, hosts several themed ‘development networks’. One of these is the Health and Safety Development Network (H&SDN), which is a forum for health and safety practitioners across colleges in Scotland.
The H&SDN has a steering group, which comprises health and safety managers from various college regions, plus a representative from HSE and the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, who are ex officio members. The steering group’s responsibilities include:
The H&SDN webpages contain examples of useful guidance on illuminating practice, meeting minutes, presentations from events, etc.
A member of the steering group represents Scottish colleges on the GB-wide Further Education Safety and Health Forum (FESH).