British Safety Council member

The world is full of organisations and associations that you can join and after much searching we have chosen the British Safety Council.  We selected the British Safety Council as we totally agree with their very British Safety Council Membersimple principal which is “No-one should be injured or made ill at work”.  It is a short simple statement that we wholeheartedly agree with.  Their manifesto clearly shows what they stand for and we uphold the same principals.

British Safety Council manifesto

Health and safety in the UK often suffers from bad press. Stories are all too common place about the banning of conkers and firemen refusing to save lives. Health and safety is often blamed for many of the ills of modern life, even of undermining our collective sense of responsibility.

The accusation is that an undue emphasis on health and safety is driving risk-aversion and a compensation culture. While we recognise that we suffer on occasions from over interpretation in the application of health and safety law, we are convinced that sensible health and safety is of great social and economic value. Apart from being a fundamental human right, getting the management of health and safety risks right is also good for business.

Therefore, irrespective of the stage of economic development, the importance of health and safety in all countries must be promoted and maintained. Striking a balance between over and under-interpretation requires public education on risk and informed communication, including through the media. We need to pay particular attention to health issues as the major cause of sickness absence and focus on engaging young people, as it is their attitudes that will define the future. – See more at:

About the Author


John is a Sony Award winning journalist, presenter and producer. He has worked in traditional broadcast environments both in radio and TV. He has been involved in the internet since God was a boy or girl, depending on your point of view, and can remember when we all got excited about the fact that Netscape could blink text! He is a qualified teacher and lecturers in digital media. He has trained journalists in the BBC in media production and editing. He has worked in PR and marketing with most of the major brands. Built and won awards for on-line communication solutions. He is also a qualified Seventeenth Edition Electrical Engineer. It’s a long story... This year he became a qualified WorldHost Trainer. Now he is the MD of Coffee Cup Training. “I would like to think with my experience and ability in communication I can bring something new and exciting to the training environment”. Please feel free to comment on anything and if you have something to offer others we would like to hear from you.

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