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Posturite sponsors Safety Groups UK

Safety-Groups-UK_NewsRitePosturite has agreed a three year deal to become a main sponsor of Safety Groups UK, the RoSPA-affiliated organisation which works to raise awareness of workplace health and safety issues.

SGUK supports more than 70 local health and safety groups across the country who provide a valuable network for spreading knowledge about and interest in accident and ill health prevention as well as fostering a spirit of fellowship and co-operation at a local level in all matters connected with occupational safety and health.

The organisation was established in 1947 as the National Safety Groups Council and was re-launched as Safety Groups UK in January 2006.

Posturite CEO Ian Fletcher-Price said: “Linking up with SGUK was a no-brainer as far as we are concerned. The organisation has a long and proud record of identifying and influencing occupational health and safety issues – something we are also passionate about. It is a key player in delivering HSE strategy to SMEs who currently account for more than 70% of people currently in employment in the UK.

“We are delighted to be given this opportunity to support them in their important work, particularly in reaching out to small firms to help foster a culture of best practice. Their local groups play a big part in this and we look forward to helping them build on the excellent work they already carry out.

SGUK Vice Chairman John Cairns commented: “Having Posturite as a main sponsor is a tremendous asset to SGUK as we continue to promote health and safety nationwide. Posturite bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be invaluable in assisting to raise awareness of occupational health issues throughout the UK, particularly to SMEs.

Posturite has considerable knowledge and expertise of workplace ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders and will be perfectly placed to lend their experience to all UK Safety Groups on the Health Risks at Work initiative – particularly with regard to risks to muscles, bones and joints, one of the 5 key risk areas.