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The 11th British Safety Council annual conference: health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace

Oct 2019
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Congress Centre 28 Great Russell St

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Is your organisation prepared to manage health, safety and employee wellbeing effectively in a rapidly changing environment? There are significant challenges on the horizon for businesses in the UK. Our conference features expert speakers, case studies and thought leadership sessions to help you and your business prepare for the challenges ahead.

Pre-conference members only session

08:00 Registration for VIP members only session

08:15 Start

09:15 Closing remarks

An exclusive opportunity for our members who are attending the conference to take part in a free of charge legal session chaired by Chris Green, Regulatory Partner,  Keogh’s Solicitors. The session will include the following topics:

Professional Privilege
Recent Case review
Personal liability and Directors duties
HSE Strategy on work-related disease and ill-health
Q & A (Pre-submitted questions)


Members please click the button below to register for this pre-conference session only

Register your attendance for the members session

Please note to register for the members only pre-conference session please first book your place at the main conference below.

Book your place now

Book now for the early bird price of £175 exc. VAT for members and £195 exc. VAT for non members until Friday 6 September 2019. 

Regular price: 
Members: £215 exc. VAT
Non Members: £250 exc. VAT


Annual Conference 2019:




£0.00 (exc. VAT)

£0.00 (exc. VAT)

Are you already a member? Login to the member area to receive discounts

If you wish to purchase a late booking for this date, please contact our customer services department on +44 (0)20 3510 8355.


09:00 Registration  
09:30  Welcome and introduction Mike Robinson Chief Executive, British Safety Council
09:35 Chairman's address Lawrence Waterman OBE Chairman, British Safety Council

Opening Keynote:

The effective management of workplace health related conditions


Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer, HSE

10:15-10:45 Health and wellbeing in the workplace, a case study Liz Groundland, Head of SHEQ, Seddon Construction ltd


Mates in Mind TBC

10:55-11:15 Coffee break


Presenteeism within the workplace

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Founding Director Robertson Cooper


Panel Session:

The future of health and safety regulation within the workplace

Chair: Lawrence Waterman OBE Chairman, British Safety Council


Professor David Fishwick, Chief Medical Officer, HSE

Kevan Rowan, Head of Organisation Services and Skills. Trades Union Congress

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
Founding Director Robertson Cooper


12:45-13:45 Lunch 

Session  1 - main room


Post-Grenfell: Implications for fire safety management

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

Session 2 - break out room 
13:45-14:20 A strategic approach to health and wellbeing leadership Steve Perkins
Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Steve Perkins Associates Limited
14:20-15:30 Debate TBC
15:30 Closing Remarks Mike Robinson Chief Executive, British Safety Council
15:35  Close  

Last year's highlights

2018 Annual Conference Highlights Video




"Provided insightful inspired dialogue and an exchange of views through like-minded people."
Andrew Butler, Occupational Safety & Health Manager, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
"A good cross section of relevant topical presentations and a chance to network with like-minded individuals."
John D Swann, Facilities Manager, The Salvation Army


We have partnered with Priority to provide the best available accommodation rates, please visit their website at using the event password: ac19

Delegates can also book by telephoning PRIORITY on 0845 6123 611 or +44 1473 550 620 and quoting Event Code: BSCO011 19.


Any other questions, please email to [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8741 1231.