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Workplace safety is more significant today than ever as businesses become more aware and more concerned about the impact of both physical and psychological workplace hazards on the wellbeing of their employees and how this affects the reputation of their business or industry. This has been borne out by our research which shows that workplace safety is a more important priority than it was two years ago.

Read the full report to discover more about:

  • The impact of Brexit. For example, 40% of managers felt that Brexit had led to increased confusion in relation to UK / EU compliance.
  • Safety and the UK Renewables Rush: have we really learned from the Piper Alpha disaster? Whilst the urgency around Net Zero accelerates the UK’s rush for renewable fuel sources, and as the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) prepares to take place in Glasgow later this year, there is a steadily developing sense of urgency on another, related, frontier: safety in the renewable energy sector. Thirty-three years after the Piper Alpha disaster of 1988 served as a significant wake up call for safety improvements across the oil and gas sectors, the slow pace of progress regarding safety standards in the UK’s clean and renewable energy sector is becoming a major cause for concern.
  • The role of culture in health and safety. Whilst compliance issues are fundamental to the state of health and safety at work, the reality is that culture plays a vital role in how people feel safe in the workplace. The research sheds light on the complex issue of what sorts of measures help to make employees feel safe at work, and it is clear that a range of factors contribute to this, including employees being encouraged to discuss or raise any safety concerns with management (92% agree), safety equipment being easy to use and understand (89%), and the provision of regular safety training and education (89%). The issue of mental health being treated with equal importance as physical health and safety at work is also a key factor (87% agree).

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