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Britain seeks increased collaboration with Singapore to save lives at work

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Chief Executive of the British Safety Council meets business leaders and health and safety professionals at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower to explore how the British Safety Council can work more collaboratively with the Ministry to achieve its ambitious health and safety targets.

On 23 September 2016, Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, will begin his tour of the Far East, starting in Singapore. He will meet business leaders, and health and safety professionals from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, the British Chamber of Commerce and the Workplace Safety and Health Council.

The British Safety Council, a charity, campaigning body and membership organisation that was founded sixty years ago, has a vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work. It has been working with businesses in the Far East, including Singapore, to improve health, safety and environmental management for the benefit of workers.

Singapore’s National Strategy for Workplace Safety and Health 2018 is setting the agenda. Endorsed by the Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore National Employers Federation and the National Trades Union Congress, the strategy aims to deliver one of the best health and safety records in the world.

Mike Robinson, said: “Singapore has made impressive progress in improving occupational health and safety, as demonstrated by the reduced number of fatal injuries at work. Over the last decade, its health and safety industry has done a lot of work with employers to gain their commitment to improving workplace conditions. I’m delighted that Singapore is in a good position to achieve its impressive goal of bringing the fatality rate to less than 1.8 per 100 000 workers by 2018.”

In Singapore, Mr Robinson will discuss with his industry counterparts various aspects of future cooperation, such as professional education and training, of which the British Safety Council is one of the leading providers. He will also explore the benefits of audit and consultancy for the management of operational risks and the continuous improvement of health and safety standards.

Mr Robinson will also speak at the 8th International Forum on Work and Safety, taking place in Beijing, on the 27 – 29 September 2016, where he will present the business case for managing health and safety and explore the nature of leadership in the industry.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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