bscThe theme of the British Safety Council’s 2013 annual conference, which takes this Wednesday [5 March] at CBI Centre Point in London, is the benefits of well managed health and safety.

The event will be built around a series of presentations, including Minister for Employment Mark Hoban MP, where speakers, panellists and the audience will explore what drives good health and safety and examine the extent to which the effective management of health and safety risks supports the fire service and paramedics while also directly benefiting businesses.

There will also be an interactive drama delivered by the 2macs in which the performers will explore the consequences of what can go wrong when time and resource constraints are allowed to compromise effective risk management.

Neal Stone, Director of Policy and Communications at the British Safety Council, said: “Much has been written and spoken over recent years about the burden that health and safety imposes on organisations. While there are those who see health and safety as an impediment to business success others, including the British Safety Council and its member organisations, subscribe to the view that when proportionately and sensibly managed health and safety can and does produce tangible economic and social benefits.

The conference will comprise presentations, case studies, panel discussions and q&a sessions led by questions from the delegates. This event provides an opportunity to hear from experts on the business case for health and safety, on what drives good performance and current developments including the Löfstedt reforms. 

FIRE & Ambulance News will be live at the BSC Annual Conference on Wednesday - for updates follow @fire_editor and @ambulance_news on Twitter.

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