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    Why ‘Partygate’ has more to do with health, safety and wellbeing than you might think

    Many of you may feel unable to read even another word about the so-called ‘Partygate’ saga that has gripped Whitehall and saturated the media over the past six months. You may also be asking why this is even featuring on these pages, and what it has to do with health, safety, or even wellbeing?

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 June 2022

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    All jobs greener: why we need workforce transformation for a sustainable future

    The shift to a green economy will create green jobs within new and emerging sectors, while those working in existing sectors will have to gain the requisite green skills to take advantage of the business value-creation opportunities that come from embedding sustainability across the whole organisation.

    By Martin Baxter, IEMA on 28 June 2022

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    Interview with Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council’s new Chair

    Safety Management catches up with Peter McGettrick as he joins the British Safety Council as its new chair. We find out about his priorities for the organisation, what challenges lie ahead and the work he’s most looking forward to doing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 November 2021

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    Business resilience and wellbeing

    Broadly speaking, resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt quickly and respond well to a crisis. That means being prepared to deal with an unforeseen or predictable event. This could be anything from your superstar employee moving to your competitor, new legislation forcing you to make sweeping changes to your products, or a major global health or economic crisis, like Covid.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 12 October 2021

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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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    Time for change

    It is always difficult to lift our eyes from the day-to-day, but never more so than in the middle of a major, global crisis.

    By Lawrence Waterman on 12 May 2020

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    “We’ve got to encourage people to do better”

    These days, we might be more open about mental health, but it still takes courage to speak up about our own experiences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019

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    Work is cause of mental health issues for two in five employees, says BITC

    BITC says it’s Time to Take Ownership after its report of the same name reveals a 'significant' rise in work-related mental ill health.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 September 2019

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    Two thirds of young doctors 'don't feel supported by management'

    England’s chief medical officer has spoken out against what she calls a ‘lack of humanity’ and support for young doctors working in the NHS.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 August 2019

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    Giving apprentices a voice

    Involvement in health and safety has changed Mhairi Cockburn’s plans for her future career. A Babcock apprentice specialising in welding at the company’s Rosyth dockyard, she became fascinated with the nature and role of health and safety in the business.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 01 August 2019