Financial Services is IOSH's 18th sector-specific group. From the large firms based in the City of London and other global financial centres to much smaller enterprises, it aims to ensure that employee health and safety is at the heart of operations. The group was officially launched at the offices of Zurich Insurance in Mark Lane, London. At the event, Tony Bough, chair of the group and UK Head of Health and Safety for RSA Insurance, said key to protecting employees is achieving buy-in from senior leaders and decision-makers.
Founding members of the Financial Services Group – the 17th IOSH group – meet for the first time today. It has been set up to bring together health and safety professionals who work for organisations such as banks and insurance firms and individuals connected with the provision of financial services.Tony Bough, Chair of the group, said risks faced in the industry range from safety hazards for insurance claim assessors and those who repair damaged vehicles to health issues for office-based employees.