No-one should be injured or made ill through their work.
The British Safety Council believes that no one should be injured or made ill through their work.
Since its foundation in 1957, the British Safety Council has campaigned tirelessly to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions, and played a decisive role in the political process that has led to adoption of landmark safety legislation in the UK. Its members in more than 60 countries are committed to protecting and improving the wellbeing of workers believing that a healthy and safe work environment is also good for business.
As part of its charitable work, the British Safety Council leads health and safety networking forums for all sectors, and facilitates and promotes best practice in Britain and overseas. It also offers a range of services and products, including training, qualifications, publications, audits and awards. The British Safety Council works closely with organisations, charities and individuals who share its vision of ensuring that every worker goes home at the end of the day as healthy as they were when they went to work.
2017 was our 60th anniversary. You can read about how we are celebrating this momentous milestone here.
We keep people as safe and healthy as possible in their work through education and practical guidance.
The British Safety Council is dedicated to making sure no-one is injured or made ill through their work.
Our role is to help you achieve the very highest Health and Safety standards required by law, to protect your bottom line and your staff. We achieve this by teaching the right courses to the people who need them. We learn from our global network of health and safety professionals.
We ceaselessly campaign for better health and safety and are a not-for-profit organisation, which means we use all our resources to achieve our vision.
Who we are
We promote excellence in workplace health, safety and environmental management across the world.
Our UK-based company is respected internationally, with members in more than 60 countries.
We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, and work with our members to develop best practice. All our resources are used to help reduce risk, prevent injuries and promote health and well-being in the workplace.
What we do
We are a trusted leader in health, safety and environmental management. As a not-for-profit organisation, we use all our resources to reduce risk and prevent injuries in the workplace, across the world.
We help organisations - of all sizes and in all sectors - develop and maintain effective policies and processes. We work with our members to develop best practice.
We’ve been doing this for 60 years, educating millions of workers and making hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer. We’re consulted directly on legislation and campaign actively to raise standards.
Membership – Together we are changing the world of work for the better. Join a global community of health and safety advocates and access to trusted expertise, information and support.
Engagement – We make experience count. We’ve helped influence and shape health and safety policy and law since 1957.
Training and learning – We'll help you to develop knowledge and expertise, in whatever ways best suit your organisation and employees. Our educational support is comprehensive and flexible and covers all aspects of health, safety and environmental management.
Audit and consultancy – We identify what you do well and provide you with expert advice on how to achieve the highest standards in health, safety and environmental management, always in line with evolving standards and legislation.
Awards and events – Highly regarded by your professional peers, our awards recognise excellence in health, safety and environmental performance. We also organise and deliver events to support best practice, reduce risk, prevent injuries and promote health and well-being in the workplace.
Publications - Our publications include thought provoking news, features, profiles and opinion as well as the latest legislation. The range includes best practice guides, a health and safety newsletter and our magazine Safety Management.
Who we work with
We work with organisations - of all sizes and in all sectors - from small firms to international corporations.
We work with people at every level of those organisations, from school leavers through to health and safety professionals, and board directors.
Our founder James Tye was a pioneering campaigner who helped to transform the British way of life. His efforts led directly to the ground-breaking 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, as well as the introduction of car seat belts.
You can explore our rich history with our new digital archive, which includes long-lost posters, photographs, magazines and correspondence.
In 2004 we became a government-regulated awarding organisation and have since developed a full suite of health and safety qualifications within the national framework. We were the official supplier of health and safety training and consultancy services (ODA) for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Our charitable purposes
We start from the ethical imperative that everyone has the right to safe and healthy working conditions. All our activities are for public benefit and the wider community.
We are registered with the Charity Commission (registration number 1097271) - see http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/ and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (registration number SC037998) - see http://www.oscr.org.uk/.