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Through the years

The British Safety Council has a unique position in British Society. It is well known as a champion for learning about risk-awareness over many years, for strongly campaigning to improve laws and behavior and for its magazine Safety Management (and earlier versions such as Safe Times) and topic posters. All in the service to prevent work-related death and disease.

Treasure trove

Treasure trove

Materials generated by these campaigns were thought to have been lost for good. That is until boxes were recently found and opened to reveal a treasure trove of stories and characters reflecting the life of the country since 1957.

It is this story our digital archive tells. As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations we want to share our surprisingly rich and evocative story of health and safety, both in Britain and abroad.

Disclaimer: The materials should only be viewed or printed for personal use. Anyone intending commercial use (for example printing and selling posters) will have to ask the permission of the British Safety Council.

Posters

Posters

Posters from the 1970s through to the 1990s, featuring many hand-drawn works by in-house artist Stuart Dorman

Photographs

Photos

Photographs featuring many celebrities that supported our campaigns - Barbara Windsor, Lulu, Morecombe and Wise, Yana and many more

Magazines

Magazines

Safety Management magazine and earlier variants such as Fire and Rescue and Safe Times dating from 1959

Misc.

Misc.

Correspondence, campaigns and press

James Tye, Founder of the British Safety Council