North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held one of the seven #HelpGBWorkWell events at the city’s Double Tree by Hilton hotel. Leading industry figures from organisations such as Electricity North West, the Food Standards Agency, Knowsley Council, Unison and Scott Group discussed ideas and spoke about shaping the new safety and health system strategy, aimed at helping GB work well.

Key speakers included Alex Payne, technical director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and HSE Board member Martyn Thomas. However, anyone can join the conversation and give a view on the new system strategy via Twitter or HSE’s Facebook, using #HelpGBWorkWell.

Alex Payne technical director from Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The roadshow has been travelling around Great Britain and will finish in London on 2 February where the Rt Hon Justin Tomlinson MP will close the event which by that time will have listened to the views and ideas of over 900 attendees and reached around five million people on social media channels. 

Notes to Editors:

  1. The six themes for the Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy are:
    1. Promoting broader ownership of workplace health and safety
    2. Highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill-health
    3. Supporting small firms
    4. Enabling productivity through proportionate risk management
    5. Anticipating and tackling the challenges of new technology and ways of working
    6. Sharing the benefits or Great Britain’s approach
  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Great Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement.

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