Advisory notice from Step Change in Safety re: COVID-19

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Advisory notice from Step Change in Safety re: COVID-19

At Step Change in Safety, the well-being and safety of our staff, members, stakeholders and visiting delegates is our highest priority. With the rapidly escalating situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone or cancel our planned member engagement events for the immediate future.  

 These events include: 

  •  Mental Health Champions course, 18th March, Aberdeen        
  • Lifting Forum, 31st March, Aberdeen 
  • Helicopter Safety Awareness course, 1st April, Norwich     
  • Human Factors Forum, 29th April, Aberdeen 
  • Mental Health Champions course, 12th May, Aberdeen  
  • Competence Forum, 27th May, Aberdeen 

We will continue to hold specific workgroup meetings and will be temporarily limiting the maximum number of attendees to 20. Any additional guidance or alternative meeting arrangements, such as VC details, will be communicated in advance of these meetings. We are also asking delegates to take a heightened approach to personal hygiene and follow current NHS guidelines to avoiding catching and spreading coronavirus. For more information, please visit:

All options which will allow us to continue to deliver our scheduled events and meetings beyond May in a safe and secure way are currently being considered.  Step Change in Safety will continue to monitor government, health and industry recommendations to ensure our response remains aligned to the wider community guidance, and we will continue to liaise and communicate with our members, stakeholders and relevant agencies. 

 Kirstin Gove, Step Change in Safety’s communications director, said: “We will continue to monitor the situation closely while also liaising with OGUK and our member companies to ensure we remain aligned with our industry’s response strategies. 

“We will also be communicating additional guidance to all delegates in advance of any meetings to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus.” 


For more information, please visit: or call + 44 (0) 1224 577268