Campaigns and policy

Ensuring that no-one is injured or made through their work is a joint effort. We continually engage and work with members and others to protect people and enable businesses to thrive, whether promoting awareness raising campaigns; advocating policy positions and research or acting as a platform to share insights and inform consultations.


Our campaigns reach out to those people who are vulnerable to poorly managed health and safety, and those who can make a difference. This includes young people, those new to a job, and employers.

Central to our campaigns is risk education and the teaching and championing of clear risk communication that encourages safe and healthy behaviours. The health, safety and wellbeing of young people has long been a priority for the British Safety Council.

Our most recent campaign, Mates in Mind, aims to improve and promote positive mental health in construction. Our social media campaign Speak Up Stay Safe promotes safe behaviour among young people.

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    Mates in Mind

    The British Safety Council, together with the Health in Construction Leadership Group, have launched Mates in Mind, a new charity that aims to improve the mental health of the 2.1 million construction workers in the UK.

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    Future Risk: The Next 60 years

    The world of work is rapidly changing and this means the risks we face at work are also transforming.

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    Business benefits of good health and safety

    We believe that it makes good business sense to invest in people and processes to improve health, safety and the environment.

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    Time to Breathe

    We're calling on employers, policy-makers and regulators to start taking seriously the risk of ambient air pollution to the health of outdoor workers.

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Policy influencing and impact

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    Our manifesto

    The British Safety Council's manifesto, Working Well, outlines five steps for healthier and safer work activities.

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    Our impact

    Thanks to our close relationships with business and 60 years of working with the Government, we're able to develop positions and inform consultations that influences health and safety policy and law.

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    Positions and key issues

    Our policy positions set out what we believe and capture the organisation’s view on key topical issues and are developed in collaboration with members and others to ensure that they remain current.

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    Sector Interest Groups

    We host sector interest groups (SIGs) that meet on a regular basis to discuss key issues, share views, get involved in campaigns and discuss good practice and new research.

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How to contribute and get involved

Our engagement with politicians and civil society through campaigning and sector interest groups are crucial for us to influence health, safety and environmental regulations.

You can get involved online through blogs, Facebook, Twitter or contact a member of our Policy and Research Team on +44 (0)20 8741 1231 or write us on [email protected].

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