Industry titans to join SHP as new Editorial Board is revealed

Last night SHP, the leading source for independent news to the health and safety industry, announced that a host of industry heavyweights will join its newly created editorial board. The editorial board was unveiled at the SHP annual Christmas celebration, with over 100 health and safety professionals in attendance.

The SHP editorial board is a hand-selected panel of health and safety experts who contribute regularly to the website through articles, webinars, interviews, videos and more, confirmed names include:
•    Professor Tim Marsh – Chairman of RyderMarshSharman
•    Dr. Dominic Cooper – Chief Executive Officer B-Safe Ltd.
•    Andrew Sharman – Chief Executive Officer – RyderMarshSharman
•    Liz Skelton – Director of Systems Concept Ltd.
•    Shaun Lundy – Academic Portfolio Leader – Occupational Hygiene, Safety, Health and Environment – University of Greenwich.
•    Kizzy Augustin –  Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons.

Heather Beach, director of the OSH portfolio at UBM EMEA, said: “The SHP editorial board has been set up to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our readership and maintain the high standards that they have come to expect from SHP, not only will our editorial board provide excellent content for SHP but they will also act as a sounding board to our own editorial team to keep all content timely and relevant.”

The industry gathering highlighted the integral part SHP along with portfolio partners the Safety & Health Expo and Barbour EHS play in ensuring the whole industry is connected. The brands now encompass a database of more than 159,000 safety and health professionals globally who regularly interact with the various services on offer to increase product knowledge and continue their professional development.

Having been at the forefront of health and safety information for over 30 years, SHP continues to grow its unique offering to provide vital information needed for busy health and safety practitioners on an impartial platform. A popular new addition to the website has been the SHP Safety Talks by Professor Tim Marsh, a series of videos covering diverse topics including Heinrich’s Principle, Safety Violations and How RAS imperils you every day, to name a few. The videos have received more than 10,000 views since launch in September 2015.

SHP has also seen huge growth in 2015 with unique users increasing by 124%, additionally the website recently hit 16, 000 unique users in one week along with 4,000 page views in 48 hours for our fantastic scoop on the new legislation update. We are delighted to be hosting the industry at our headquarters for this Christmas celebration, whilst also celebrating the great strides that SHP is making to keep our industry informed, engaged and connected, ” added Beach.  

The SHP Christmas celebration saw more than 100 health and safety professional’s network at the London offices of SHP last night, Steve Hails, Health & Safety Director at Crossrail, Shirley Parsons of Shirley Parsons Associates and Clive Johnson, Group Head of Health & Safety at Land Securities gave shared with attendees their industry knowledge in an informal setting that shone a light on the great work carried out by this vital sector throughout 2015.   

Additionally, SHP is a crucial recruitment source for the entire industry, the dedicated SHP 4 Jobs section on the website regularly posts 200 new vacancies and processes over 3,000 applications each month. SHP annually reaches more than 252,000 unique users, with thousands of managers, directors and head of departments within safety and health regularly accessing content from SHP online.