Naturally for a discipline that weighs risk, cost and reward, much of health and safety is contested.

Often, there are no clear facts. Instead, our opinions reflect judgements based on years of experience. We can be trusted to offer opinions on what should be done to safeguard worker’s safety, health and wellbeing and ensure businesses thrive.

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  • Mike-Robinson-240x240.png
    27 June 2017

    Stormy Times

    With one political earthquake followed by another it’s natural to want to bury your head in the sand. It’s hard to engage when even trying to reflect on one event is quickly elbowed out of view by another news story clamouring for attention.

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    15 May 2017

    Past, present and future

    On 23 March we hosted a film night at the Regent Street cinema in London. This venue was the home of the first films ever shown in the UK back in 1896 when silent images of a train pulling into a station, shot by the Lumiere brothers, shocked the audience so much that some, it’s reported, ran out of the cinema concerned for their safety!

  • Louise-Ward-240x240.png
    11 May 2017

    Design takes the driver’s seat

    Throughout history, human beings have sought opportunities to increase value, efficiency and productivity while reducing the requirement for effort and interaction.

  • Mike-Robinson-240x240.png
    22 February 2017

    Lead the conversation

    A few weeks ago the British Safety Council, together with the Health in Construction Leadership Group, launched Mates in Mind, a revolutionary new turnkey approach to promoting mental wellbeing at work.

  • Louise-Ward-240x240.png
    03 February 2017

    The power of kindness

    The lighter and brighter days of spring are around the corner, why not use Time to Talk day to encourage your colleagues to talk over mental health for a greater sense of wellbeing?

  • Louise-Ward-240x240.png
    26 January 2017

    For a more dynamic communication

    Our new digital archive illustrates over 60 years ago British Safety Council promoted campaigns from the amusing to the controversial. Have we become too corporate about Health and Safety?

  • Louise-Ward-240x240.png
    25 January 2017

    Alone but not forgotten

    As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations we have recently digitised our archive and published it online. Looking back through the documents and pictures it’s striking to note how much the world of work has changed, switching from an industrial to a service-focus landscape.

  • Mike-Robinson-240x240.png
    19 December 2016

    A birthday message

    British Safety Council celebrates its 60th anniversary and announces the opening of a new website.

  • Louise-Ward-240x240.png
    12 December 2016

    Ringing the changes

    British Safety Council looks back at an exciting year of change in 2016 and focuses on what this means for the future of Health and Safety.

  • Mike-Robinson-240x240.png
    14 November 2016

    The mark of a civilised society

    A new discovery of 60 years of British Safety Council memorabilia illustrates how much we have achieved in the battle for Health and Safety and what we can learn for the future.