The name of the Group to be the South Wales Construction Safety
The objects of the Group are as follows:-
To protect and preserve occupational health and safety in the
Construction Industry in the South Wales area.
In furtherance of these objects, but not otherwise, the Group
Foster and develop co-operation between employers and employees
towards the establishment of active and efficient health and safety
Provide facilities for studying relevant statutory Acts and
Regulations, exchanging and disseminating knowledge by promoting
lectures, discussions and publications.
Co-operate in matters of occupational health and safety with the
Government and other bodies.
Promote training courses and other aids related to occupational
health and safety.
Pursue other charitable activities connected with occupational
health and safety in the Construction Industry.
Do all such things as are necessary for furthering and promoting
the said Objects
Full Membership of the Group shall be open to any organisation or
person engaged in or concerned with safety in building and construction,
on a full-time or part-time basis.
Honorary Membership shall be open to such other organisations and
persons and persons as the Committee and Group may from time to time
decide. Honorary members shall not have voting rights.
can be awarded to those who are and/or have been members of the group
for many years and have given exceptional serviced to the group. Life
members do not have to pay for their membership, but do have voting
rights. The committee will have the sole right of awarding this
Membership will be available to any student that is in full or part-time
education at college studying any subject associated with construction.
Student membership for any one person to be limited to four years.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall
be held in March or April of each year, the actual date to be settled by
Fourteen daysí notice in writing, together with a statement of business
to be transacted shall be given to every member. Only Full Members whose
subscriptions for the proceeding year are paid shall be entitled to
vote. Only one person from each member firm or organisation may vote at
the meeting. The Chairman of the meeting may have a casting vote.
Postal Nominations of Members Committee
Nominations to fill the Committee Member
vacancies detailed under
Rule 6 (a) (iii) shall be received by the
Honorary Secretary not less than 14 days
prior to the Annual General Meeting, and shall
be proposed and seconded in
Annual General Meeting Business
Annual General Meeting shall:-
the reports of the Chairman and Honorary Secretary on the activities of
the Group during the previous year.
Consider and if approved accept the Statement of Accounts for the
previous year, which shall have been audited by the Auditors.
The President and Vice-Presidents.
(up to three in number);
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman, the Honorary Secretary, the
These Office-bearers will hold Office for one
year unless special circumstances deem it advisable in the interests of
the Groupís affairs that they should remain in Office for a further
In the event of an Office-bearer having to stand
down, a replacement Office-bearer will be appointed by the Executive
Members to serve on the Committee.
The Committee shall not exceed 10 in number;
including the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary
Three members shall retire annually and be
eligible for re-election but will only be permitted to serve for a
consecutive period of three years. Vacancies caused by members who
retire before their term of Office shall be filled in accordance with
Two members of the Group Ė not holding any other
Official Office, should be the approved Auditors of the Groupís
Consider and decide upon any matter raised by a member of which
at least seven daysí notice in writing shall have been given to the
Honorary Secretary, (except in the case of alterations to the
Constitution or rules see Rule 14).
Management of the Group
The management of the Group shall be vested in the Committee,
which shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary
Secretary/Treasurer and the members elected in accordance with Rule 6 or
appointed by the Main Committee under the powers vested in them under
Rule 16 during the period between one Annual General Meeting and the
succeeding Annual General Meeting in the event of a duly elected
Committee member or officer not being able to continue in office for the
full twelve months thereof.
The Vice- Chairman should automatically assume the office of
Chairman of the Group at the appropriate time in the business conducted
at the Annual General Meeting.
The retiring Chairman shall automatically be nominated to serve
on the Committee.
Co-opted Members of the Committee
The Committee shall have power to fill such
vacancies as from time to time may occur, to appoint Sub-Committees and
to co-opt Members and Advisers.
Co-opted members and Advisors shall
not have voting rights in Committee.
Nominations for President and Vice-President
Nominations duly seconded, for the Offices of
President Vice Presidents (see
Rule 6) shall be made in writing to the Honorary
Secretary by the end of January
in each year. At least fourteen daysí notice in
writing of such nominations shall be
given to all members.
Nominees for these appointments shall be persons who have given
outstanding service to the cause of accident prevention.
Extraordinary General Meetings
The Committee, may, when necessary, convene an
Extraordinary General Meeting and must do so upon receipt of a request
in writing signed by at least six Full Members. Fourteen daysí notice
must be sent to all members together with the business to be transacted.
No other business shall be dealt with.
A Quorum shall be 10 of the Full Membership at
the Annual or other General Meeting and three elected members at a
Committee meeting. If at any meeting a quorum is not present the meeting
may be held without a quorum after an adjournment of seven days,
providing notice in writing has been given to members.
The annual subscription for membership shall be
decided at each Annual General Meeting.
Membership Applications and Terminations
Application for membership must be submitted in writing to the
Committee for consideration and decision.
A membership may be terminated by either party in writing.
No alteration shall be made to the Constitution
or Rules unless it be approved by a two-thirds majority of Full Members
present and voting at the Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary
General Meeting. Any such proposal must be submitted in writing to the
Secretary at least 14 days prior to the meeting, provided that no
alteration shall be made which would cause the Group to cease to be
charitable at law.
Disbursement of Funds
In the event of the winding up of the Group any
surplus funds shall be transferred to some other organisation
established solely for similar charitable purposes, as decided by the
members at a General Meeting.
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Any matter for which provision has not been
made in the Constitution or Rules shall be dealt with at the discretion
of the Committee.
20 June 2011