Thanks to our close ties with the British government's Health and Safety Executive, we're able to influence the direction in which policy shifts. It's this understanding of the wider context in which health and safety legislation is formed, that gives British Safety Council members such an advantage.
We will continue to engage with government and the regulator, using our own and our members' knowledge to influence the direction of health and safety policy and law.
If you wish to provide us with your views on these proposals or any other official consultations, please email [email protected].
Consultation on Health is everyone’s business: Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss
We recently responded to the government’s public consultation, concerning different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. The consultation closed in October 2019.
We are well placed to drive this agenda through our insight into business and risk management, informed by our members who operate in the UK and internationally, and with 60 years of educational and campaigning experience to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of the workforce.
The British Safety Council Group of Charities now includes Mates in Mind, a sister charity, and our response reflects our wider experience in promoting positive action to tackle mental health in the workplace.
The British Safety Council and Mates in Mind joint submission in response to the current consultation can now be accessed here.
Fire Safety Consultation
Following the terrible tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, the fire safety consultation, published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill, is a key part of government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay or work and to deliver key Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations. Full details are available online here.
The consultation closed for responses on 12 October 2020.
The British Safety Council has responded to a limited number of questions based on discussions with its members and other experts. Our response to the consultation can now be accessed here.