The British Safety Council has unveiled the programme of its Annual Conference ‘Health and work in a changing world’ to be held on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, at The King’s Fund, London.

The conference speakers will address the 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?

The event will feature a number of case studies of companies that are leading the industry with their record of managing health in the workplace and their commitment to facilitating the return to work of employees with health conditions.

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 adviser on work and health to the government and a passionate campaigner for enabling people with health conditions to return to work.

The programme of the Annual Conference 2016


Registration opens


Welcome; Lynda Armstrong OBE
Chair of Trustees, British Safety Council 


Opening remarks; Mike Robinson 
Chief Executive, British Safety Council 


Introduction; Steve Hails
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Director, Thames Tideway Tunnel


The government agenda on health and work


Why does health matter? The business case for managing health
Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci
Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge


Healthy workplaces for all ages: Promoting a sustainable working life and healthy ageing
Katalin Sas, European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA)


Tea/coffee break and networking 


Case study: Sharing what good health and wellbeing management can look like
Deborah Astles, HR Director, Corporate Responsibility and Policy, Unipart Group


Case study: Valuing your workforce regardless of their health ability
Dr Nasser Siabi OBE, CEO, Microlink


Shared responsibility – managing health together
Kizzy Augustin, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons


Q&A with speakers




Guest speaker 


Addressing health through behavioural change programme; sharing insight and good practice
Mark Ormond, JOMC


Panel discussion: Identifying the challenges and implementing the strategies
Dennis Curran; Chairman, Barhale
Hugh Robertson; Senior Policy Officer for Health and Safety, TUC
Lawrence Waterman;
Director of Health and Safety, Battersea Power Station Development
Professor Stephen Bevan;
Head of HR Research Development, Institute of Employment Studies


Closing remarks; Mike Robinson
Chief Executive, British Safety Council



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The price of a conference ticket is £195.00 plus VAT for British Safety Council members and £245.00 plus VAT for non-members.
SME companies (1-50 employees) attending the conference are eligible for a 25% discount on the above rate.