Developing inspirational leadership for health, safety and environmental management

Speakers at the British Safety Council’s conference in Dubai will explore the link between leadership, culture and performance in health, safety and environmental management.You can legislate for compliance but you have to inspire people to achieve excellence. In practice, inspiration requires engagement and this is driven by high quality leadership,” explains Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council.

The British Safety Council’s conference Leadership and culture change, to be held on 20 March 2017 in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dubai, will provide a platform to share best practice and business experience of developing and integrating a positive health and safety culture.

For 60 years, the British Safety Council has been campaigning, advising and educating workers and employers worldwide on how to make workplaces safe for everyone, as well as sharing best practice in health, wellbeing and managing environmental risks. The British Safety Council has strong links with the Middle Eastern region, in particular with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), working in partnership with leading businesses in the country, such as DEWA, RTA and TECOM. Many of these organisations have been members of the British Safety Council for several years and a number of them are winners of the International Safety Awards and the Sword or Globe of Honour Awards, the most prestigious accolade for the management of health, safety and environmental risks.

The conference will feature a number of presentations and workshops exploring strategies for developing and embedding a positive culture, as well as demonstrating effective leadership of health, safety and sustainability. Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, will explore the nature of leadership in the industry; David Parr, Head of Audit at the British Safety Council, will deliver an update on the latest trends in health, safety and environmental management systems and standards; and Kevin Myers, President of the International Association of Labour Inspectors, will share his insight into inspiring excellence in health and safety.  

Mike Robinson said: “I hope that our annual conference in Dubai will become an important international platform for addressing the most pertinent health and safety issues and sharing best practice with our members and partners in the region.

“The vision of the British Safety Council is that ‘no-one should be injured or made ill at work’. Sharing of expertise and close cooperation between leading organisations will help to make this aspiration a reality.”