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    British Safety Council calls for worker wellbeing to be prioritised as it launches pre-election Manifesto

    British Safety Council is calling on the next UK Government to appoint a dedicated Minister for Wellbeing and introduce a tax offset for businesses that invest in new technologies which drive up health, safety and wellbeing standards in the workplace, as part of a raft of suggested policies aimed at ensuring the next 50 years are the safest on record.

    By British Safety Council on 20 March 2024

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    E-scooters and lithium batteries: the new fire risk for the workplace?

    18 February, the date chosen to play host to National Battery Day, is a particularly important one for the history of the battery. The day marks the birth of the father of battery science, Alessandro Volta, credited as the creator of the Voltaic Pile, an early form of what we know today as the electric battery.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 19 February 2024

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    Everywhere you look these days, people are talking about wellbeing. It seems the subject of how we thrive, in increasingly complicated modern times, has well and truly arrived. And yet….? Are we really being strategic about this?

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 17 July 2023

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    Risks of air pollution raised in Parliament by Healthy Air Coalition

    British Safety Council’s Head of Policy and Communications, Stephen Cooke, represented the Time to Breathe campaign on the risks to outdoor workers at an event to launch the Health Air Coalition’s new strategy and brand in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 18 April.

    By British Safety Council on 19 April 2023

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    Small, yes, but mighty!

    Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Organisations with under 500 staff employ just over 60 per cent of people working in the private sector in the UK.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 July 2023

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    Wellbeing Conference 2023: highlights from an amazing day

    Experts were invited to share insights into employee and organisational wellbeing at British Safety Council’s third annual Wellbeing Conference on 18 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 April 2023

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    British Safety Council conference: resilience in a changing world

    An exciting line-up of speakers presented at the British Safety Council’s 13th annual conference, which took place virtually on 17 October.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 October 2023

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    Wellbeing at work: a strategic approach is key

    Research shows that investing in employee wellbeing brings financial benefits for a business, but it’s essential employers carefully plan and implement their wellbeing programme, rather than taking an ad-hoc or reactive approach to problems.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 02 December 2022