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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


    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

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    British Safety Council conference looks ahead to challenges in 2019

    “In 20 years’ time over 11 million jobs could be lost in the UK, approximately 30 per cent of the workforce,” said Mike Robinson, speaking at British Safety Council's annual conference, 'health and safety for uncertain times'.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 January 2019

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    Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work

    Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, a literature review on wellbeing will be published during the coming weeks.

    By Shehzana Mamujee, British Safety Council on 03 December 2018

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    Design can save lives

    The British Safety Council revealed the winners of its multimedia poster competition, ‘Images of wellbeing’, last month which showcased images of wellbeing at work and in an educational environment.

    By Matthew Holder, British Safety Council on 12 December 2018

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    British Safety Council backs Usdaw fair access to justice campaign

    The British Safety Council has lent its support to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) campaign for the retention of fair access to legal representation for injured workers after a bill gained sufficient backing to become law last month.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 November 2018