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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Date:
19 January 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held the first of seven events across Britain at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. More than 100 leading industry figures from organisations such as CBI Scotland, Centrica and Scottish Power discussed shaping the new strategy, which is aimed at helping GB work well. 

Jane Murdoch (Scottish Chamber of Safety – SCOS) and John Cairns (Chairman, Safety Group West Scotland)

Dame Judith Hackitt DBE – Chair of HSE

Key speakers included John Cairns, the Chair of Safety Groups UK, Director of RoSPA Scotland Karen McDonnell, and the HSE Chair, Dame Judith Hackitt. Anyone can give a view on the new strategy via Twitter, using #HelpGBWorkWell.

 

Notes to Editors:

  1. The six themes for the Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy are:
    1. Promoting broader ownership of workplace health and safety
    2. Highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill-health
    3. Supporting small firms
    4. Enabling productivity through proportionate risk management
    5. Anticipating and tackling the challenges of new technology and ways of working
    6. Sharing the benefits or Great Britain’s approach
  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Great Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. hse.gov.uk

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