Mentorship programme to help women ‘break down barriers’ into health and safety careers

    The women's safety group, SOWSHEA, has initiated a new career development programme to equip African young women with safety and leadership skills with the support of British Safety Council.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2023

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    Directors in the dock – why health and safety leadership is crucial

    The role that directors, senior managers and officers play in the implementation and management of their organisation’s health and safety policies and procedures should never be underestimated.

    By Natalie Walker, Pinsent Masons LLP on 12 May 2023

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    Interview: Ruth Denyer, director of production safety at Netflix

    Netflix is 25 years old. It’s a long time in the world of streaming and digital entertainment, yet the principles in risk management remain built on bedrocks which have stayed pretty much constant in that time.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 May 2023

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    Why understanding workers’ attitudes to rules is key to improving safety culture

    Understanding the underlying reasons why workers are failing to follow safety rules is crucial for developing the right ‘nudges’ and processes to encourage staff to always act in a safe fashion.

    By Sarah Prince, Tribe Culture Change on 02 May 2023

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    Keeping it real

    What is authentic leadership and what can authentic leaders do for teams and workplace culture?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 September 2022

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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