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British Safety Council: we will work with the new government to improve workplace safety and wellbeing

“We can be a critical friend of government” says Chief Executive Mike Robinson as he congratulates Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The British Safety Council has today pledged to work with the newly-elected government to ensure that workers’ rights are protected and to improve regulation around mental health, clean air and workplace health, safety and wellbeing. Early in the election campaign the British Safety Council set out its specific asks of the next government. Following the publication of the Conservatives’ manifesto the British Safety Council welcomed the broad commitment to “ensure high standards of workers’ rights, environmental protection and consumer rights”.  

Last month the British Safety Council published detailed analysis of the main parties’ commitments and said that it would work with MPs from across the political spectrum in the new parliament.

Speaking today at the British Safety Council the chief executive, Mike Robinson said:

“I congratulate the Prime Minister on his victory, and I wish him and his government well. We were in touch with the Conservatives as they finalised their manifesto, and I am pleased that their programme for government includes an unambiguous promise to ensure high standards in the workplace. I look forward to working with Boris Johnson and his team – and to holding the new government to account. We want to see a world where no-one is injured or made ill through their work and I believe we can work with the government towards that goal.”

Mike Robinson went on to say:

“As the new decade begins, and as the UK charts a new course and leaves the European Union, the British Safety Council will work with the government and with MPs from all parties on the causes that matter most to us – improving workplace health and safety, protecting workers and improving wellbeing. These are causes that draw support in every party and in every part of the country.

“I want to congratulate all those candidates who were elected yesterday and to send them every best wish as they take their seats in parliament, as well as to commiserate with those who were unsuccessful. I wish them all a happy break over Christmas as well…but as we enter the 2020s there is much work to be done.”