Diabetes Safety Organisation

Who are we

The Diabetes Safety Organisation (DSO) was established to address the ever-present and increasing safety risk posed by diabetes. Getting organisations to recognise there is a huge invisible risk that is currently not being addressed, leaving employees exposed to a potential fatality and companies open to criminal liability. We provide an effective solution tailored to the needs of your business.

How we can help your organisation

As all organisations have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure a safe system of work, organisations will have in place, risk assessments, method statements and policies to ensure a safe working environment. However, few organisations have policies in place to address the ever-increasing risk of diabetes – this is where we can help. We provide courses that equip your staff with the information they need to understand and manage diabetes and its impact.

Working with international law firm

Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success. With roots tracing back to 1887, Gowling is one of the largest and most respected international law firms, with a reputation for innovation in client-focused service delivery.

Board of directors

We are the market leaders in awareness and training services for diabetes health and safety for the construction industry.

Our courses are regulated by the DSO medical board.

Kate Walker


Kate Walker is a published author with a wealth of experience covering Health, Nutrition, Diabetes, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Sport and Exercise Science.
Lisa Gahan


Lisa has 20 years’ experience in global development, public service and public health.

Paul Whitehouse

Paul qualified as an engineer and brings a wealth of knowledge to the DSO board.

DSO Medical Board

Suzanne Lucas
Suzanne spent five years as a diabetes education consultant with Becton Dickinson.
Andrew Hartland
Chemical Pathologist & Medical Lead for Bariatrics
Theresa Smyth
Theresa is Nurse Consultant in Diabetes at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care at Birmingham City University.
Dr Anne Phillips
Dr Anne Phillips is a Queens Nurse and a National Teaching Fellow with the Higher Education Academy
Pete Shorrick
Pete has been a Diabetes UK Regional Head for 20 years

You're in good company

The Diabetes Safety Organisation is delighted to work with and provide its services to many leading businesses.

Hugely beneficial

The day and a half was efficient with all 140 staff completing the sessions during our Health and Wellbeing campaign. It is clearly a condition we hear about but don’t realise the impact such as the blacking out and feeling dizzy if medications are not correctly taken. Management team members found the information on the treatment of hypos and DVLA regulations hugely beneficial. We will continue to use your services across our sites.
Mark Atkinson
Health and Safety Manager, Clugston

You turned on a light bulb

As Managing Director of PMC Safety Netting Ltd, you turned the light bulb on and made us realise all the things we should know that we ignore/choose to bury our heads about. As the MD it has made me more aware of the impact of driving through the DVLA requirements and the small changes people can make to stay healthier. As a small company sick days have a bigger impact and managing this is always beneficial. Cost effective training, thank you.

Tony Seddon
Managing Director, FASET