£8.7 million is paid by business every day to meet the costs of people made ill or injured at work. Minister for employment Mark Hoban MP will highlight the benefits for business of getting health and safety right at a British Safety Council conference.
To coincide with a conference on 5 June in central London, the British Safety Council is launching a literature review of evidence showing that investing in health and safety can generate more profitable and successful businesses. The conference will be built around a series of presentations, including by Mark Hoban MP, Minister for Employment (DWP) and Lord McKenzie of Luton (shadow spokesperson, DWP). Speakers, panellists and the audience will have the opportunity to explore what drives good health and safety and examine the extent to which the effective management of health and safety risks is good for the bottom line.
Neal Stone, Director of Policy and Communications at the British Safety Council, says: “Much has been written and spoken over recent years about the burden that health and safety imposes on organisations. While there are those who see health and safety as an impediment to business success others, including the British Safety Council and its member organisations, subscribe to the view that when proportionately and sensibly managed health and safety can and does produce tangible economic and social benefits.
“With billions wasted every year on needless injury and ill-health, this literature review now gives us the evidence to persuade others that investing in health and safety makes good business sense.”
This event provides you with the opportunity to hear from the experts on the business case for health and safety, on what drives good performance and current developments including the Löfstedt health and safety reforms.
Please register at https://www.britsafe.org/events/british-safety-council-annual-conference-london
Delegate fees are £130 + VAT for British Safety Council members, £145 + VAT for non-members.
5 June 2013, 10.00 – 16.30.
CBI Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DU.
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Free places are available to members of the media, subject to availability – see media contact below.
- Mark Hoban, Minister of State for Work and Pensions
- Lord McKenzie, former Labour Safety Minister
- Andrew Slaughter MP, Shadow Justice Minister
- Mike Clancy, General Secretary, Prospect
- Naveed Qamar, Group Director of Health, Safety & Environment, FirstGroup plc
- Susan Elston, VP Operational Excellence, Global Offshore & Marine, Sodexo
- 2macs (Macnaughton & McGregor)
- Dr Paul Almond, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Reading
- John Armstrong, Head of Asset Risk and Corporate Safety, E.ON UK
- Richard Evens, Commercial & Training Director, St John Ambulance
- Mark Tyler, Solicitor & Principal, Salutaris Legal
- Grace Mehanna, Business in the Community
- Alex Botha, Chief Executive, British Safety Council
Full programme: https://www.britsafe.org/events/british-safety-council-annual-conference-london
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