The British Safety Council is holding its annual conference on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at The Kings Fund, London. The conference will attempt to demystify the meaning and place of health in the workplace.
Speakers will address the pertinent and still controversial issue of responsibility for health in the workplace: what should employers be doing and how can they encourage staff to manage and improve their health? How can this responsibility be best shared?
In the last few years, health has been creeping up both public and corporate business agendas. However, understanding what it means to companies of all sizes, where it starts and finishes, and whose responsibility it is, is still unclear and continues to fuel debates in all industry sectors. The conference speakers will address these issues while sharing their professional insights and personal experiences.
The conference will be chaired by Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Thames Tideway Tunnel. He is also the former Health & Safety Director of Crossrail. The keynote speaker at the event will be Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, a senior policy advisor on work and health to the government.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “A clear challenge facing us as an industry is ‘health’. We know that ‘safety’ has dominated the conversation for decades. Now we are looking at the place of health in this debate. Is it occupational health or is it health and wellbeing?
“The question remains how do we encourage health: what opportunities are there to learn lessons from the safety culture to help build a health culture? We also know that mental health is a particularly important aspect of this and we have so much to do in terms of addressing just this element of health in a more coherent way.”
Here’s a flavour of last year’s conference…
Book your place at the conference at the discounted rate of £170 plus VAT. Early bird rate ends on 30th June. The full price conference ticket costs £195 plus VAT for British Safety Council members and £245 plus VAT for non-members.
Book online HERE