Because I seem to be getting a lot of emails from people worried about the risk assessments I have decided to issue a generic form which can be edited to suit.
As it stands it covers all the basics and just needs a Branch or SIG name adding along with a date.
If your Branch or SIG has any extra risks that you feel should be mentioned then they can be added at the end of the form.
Please note it is a Branch or SIG responsibility to perform a proper risk assessment; simply “tick boxing” the template form is not sufficient.
The form is on the Scale ModelWorld Forms page or can be downloaded directly from here
The deadline for risk assessments to be with the UK Liaison Officer is the 30th June.
Can all Branch and SIG Leaders please make sure that you have one on file before that date?
The listing on the website is up to date and checked daily, so if you have sent a copy in and it has not been entered please contact me as it may have not arrived.
Remember that we now have a new UKLO and that I am quite happy to accept risk assessments by email (contact details here)
John White, UK Liaison Officer
Following the elections at the Annual General Meeting, executive committee posts were filled as follows:
Competition Secretary – No nominations received. Tony Horton continues in a co-opted capacity until an appropriate volunteer is identified and elected to post
Honorary Secretary – Richard Middleton
Honorary Treasurer – Mark Hill
Magazine Editor – David Berryman
Membership Secretary – Cliff Bassett
Overseas Liaison Officer – Roland Turner
Technical Advisory Service – Alfie Bass
UK Liaison Officer – John White
The details of the entire Committee can be found at http://ipmsuk.org/about-2/executive/
The web site has been updated with the information supplied on the annual return forms.
Please can all Branch Secretaries and SIG leaders check their entry to confirm the details are correct?
Just to make clear that family members can vote at the Annual General Meeting, and can also vote by post.
To vote by post, just copy the voting form from the AGM papers before the form has been completed.
Each family member can then submit their own voting form.
If you are using a postal vote for this year’s Annual General Meeting, please note it is necessary to sign and date the form and to include your membership number.
If you can’t remember your membership number, it can be found:
- On your membership card
- On your IPMS Magazine address label
- On the membermojo membership adminstration system here (you need to be able to log in to membermojo to do this, for more information see the section “Option 1: Amend Details Online” here )
- By contacting the Membership Secretary using the contact form here
The papers for the Annual General Meeting have been mailed out to every member, and should be with you now.
The papers include the agenda, resolutions, minutes of the 2016 AGM, officers’ reports, financial accounts, nominations for the Executive Committee and a voting form.
Details of where and when the meeting is to be held are here
If you have not received your papers, then please contact the Honorary Secretary via the contact form here