Setting up as a charity

MOHS Workplace Health was established in August 1962, as a charity by a group of Black Country industrialists who met regularly to discuss important issues of the day.

One of these issues was their concern over the lack of nursing and first aid provision for local workers in the many factories and foundries operating at the time.

Larger businesses had their own inhouse nurses but smaller operations could not afford to employ full time health cover for their workforce; and the workers themselves could not afford to go sick either, if they fell ill or were injured at work.