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    The future of wellbeing

    I don’t think it’s any exaggeration to say that 2020 is already a year like no other. At the end of last year, I wrote about how anxiety is causing us to take our health and wellbeing far more seriously.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 12 October 2020

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    Neal Stone: there is a case for unity

    Matthew Holder speaks to Neal Stone about the need for unity to resist a more dangerous world being thrust upon us. Neal is head of policy and governance at McOnie and served for many years as director of policy at the British Safety Council.

    By Matthew Holder on 02 October 2020

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    The good feeling of helping to protect people

    In this, his first interview, the new chief executive of the British Safety Council shares his views on the health and safety landscape and his expectations for the organisation going forward. Interview by Iris Cepero, editor.

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 December 2015

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    Introducing Being Well Together

    The British Safety Council will shortly be launching a new programme to help employers improve the mental and physical wellbeing of their workers.

    By Jigna Patel, British Safety Council on 03 August 2020

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    Six pitfalls to avoid in risk assessment

    An effective risk assessment is crucial in identifying significant danger to workers’ health and safety. However, there are some common pitfalls to avoid so the risks are properly identified and correctly managed.

    By Suresh Tanwar, Head of audit and consultancy, British Safety Council (India) on 20 January 2020

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    Living with the unpredictable

    Looking back to this time last year, my review of 2018 focused on Brexit, economic anxiety from the high street to high profile bankruptcies, changing risks and a welcome upsurge of discussion about mental health in the workplace.

    By Mike Robinson on 27 November 2019

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    Health, safety and wellbeing in the modern workplace: conference report

    “There’s a growing recognition that it is intolerable to continue to shout safety and whisper health. The rebalancing around health and wellbeing is a theme of today,” said Lawrence Waterman, welcoming audiences to British Safety Council’s 11th annual conference, held on 16 October at the TUC Congress Centre in London.

    By Belinda Liversedge at British Safety Council's annual conference on 22 October 2019

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    Five Star Audit specifications updated for 2019/2020

    The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit has been revised and updated to place a greater emphasis on assessing how effectively an organisation is managing risks to workers’ health and wellbeing.

    By James Lewis, head of audit and consultancy at the British Safety Council on 02 July 2019

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    Wellbeing videos produced to support Mental Health Awareness Week

    The British Safety Council has launched a series of wellbeing videos with exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health.

    By British Safety Council on 15 May 2019

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    Looking ahead to the future at British Safety Council's annual conference

    “In 20 years’ time over 11 million jobs could be lost in the UK, approximately 30 per cent of the workforce,” said Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, setting the scene for the annual conference, with its theme of uncertainty.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 November 2018