Hammersmith charity opens its doors to the local community

British Safety Council offers free workshops to local businesses on keeping people safe.

The British Safety Council has been based in Hammersmith for nearly 60 years and, for the first time, is opening its doors to offer free workshops for people who want to run successful and safe activities.

Head of Campaigns at the British Safety Council, Matthew Holder, explained: “We know that when setting up or running a business or planning voluntary group activities, health and safety can appear complex and off-putting. That’s why we’ve developed this short, practical introduction to key health and safety concepts that will help remove the mystery surrounding them and enable local businesses and charities to successfully get on with their plans and activities.”   

Working in small groups, the participants will use their existing knowledge, as well as tutors’ expertise, instincts and experience, to identify hazards, causes of incidents and ways to prevent them. Using simple and easy to understand language, workshops will focus on three themes:

  • Risk assessment
  • Learning from incidents
  • Managing your activities.

Matthew Holder added: “This is an unmissable opportunity to learn the basics of safe operations from the experts. At the workshops you will get guidance on how to plan your activities in an increasingly dangerous world.”


Dates of the workshops

Friday 30 June 2017: 10pm, 12pm, 3pm

Saturday 1 July 2017: 10am, 12pm, 3pm

Duration: 90 minutes


How to register

Contact [email protected] by 16 June 2017 with your name, organisation/occupation and the date and time you are interested in attending.

Session times will be sent to you on 21 June 2017.



British Safety Council,

70 Chancellors Road


London, W6 9RS