The Safety Association of Federated Employers and the North East Construction Safety Group, both originally set up in 1975 were formed when it was identified that there was a need for local construction companies to receive health & safety advice and assistance due to the ever increasing statutory requirements being placed upon them.
In 1992, the two organisations amalgamated to form one group to operate under the banner of the Safety Association of Federated Employers (SAFE) continuing the good work of the previous groups, maintaining the not for profit status.
As an organisation run by its members, for its members, with a voluntary Board of Directors consisting of individuals from member companies, SAFE offers a service without a commercial aspect being the main priority. This allows the provision of a quality health and safety advice as the primary focus provided by an independent organisation working on behalf of their members, exercising discretion and integrity, with best interests of the member company always the basis of advice and guidance.
Over the years, SAFE has continued to provide support and assistance to member companies in the North and North East of Scotland with two Chartered Safety Practitioners, two Technician Safety Advisors and admin support currently employed to cover the operational area. Members can be assured that safety advice will be current, applicable and relevant to the query or issue being addressed.
Since its launch, SAFE has established a reputation of offering a common sense, value for money approach to advising Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s) who can rarely afford to directly employ a full-time health & safety manager/advisor.