An overview of the British Safety Council
The British Safety Council (BSC) is one of the largest independent organisations dedicated to occupational health and has campaigned on health and safety issues in the workplace for more than 40 years.
Diminishing accident at work incidence rates
Its mission statement is to promote health, safety and environmental best practice for the benefit of society and the increase of popularity. Since being founded in 1957, the BSC's main aim has been to eliminate many of the accidents at work which occur in the UK. Read an overview of accidents at work.
The BSC works alongside some of the world's leading companies, giving practical advice and guidance in order that safer systems of work can be achieved. There are around 12,000 members in manufacturing, distribution, construction, utilities, the public sector, transport and the service industries. Between them they account for over four million workers, meaning that the BSC represents one in six employees in the UK.
Regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aid the BSC in their work to reduce the rate of accidents at work. In fact, this amalgamation of influential organisations has been instrumental in the formulation of UK health and safety legislation as it stands today. Read more about the Health and Safety Executive.
The international Safety Awards scheme
In an effort to encourage more companies to improve health and safety standards, the BSC has introduced an award scheme. This awards scheme is designed to reward firms whose accident at work incidence rates are lower than the industry average for their sector. Read more about statistics relating to accidents at work.
Safety policies, safety plans and the health and safety officers' qualifications of those companies that apply will be considered by independent adjudicators. A demonstration of board level commitment to health and safety as well as details of significant health and safety advances for the past year is the winning formula.
For more information on the BSC, its initiatives to improve health and safety in the work place and their award scheme please visit http://www.britsafe.org/default.asp.
Making a compensation claim following an accident at work
If you have suffered a personal injury following an accident at work which occurred through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to make a no win no fee compensation claim. Read more about no win no fee claims.
You can claim personal injury compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, medical costs such as prescriptions and specialist treatments and begin re-building your life as soon as possible. Read more about compensation types.
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