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September 21, 2016

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Britain collaborates with Singapore to save lives

The chief executive of the British Safety Council will be meeting with business leaders and health and safety professionals in Singapore to improve the health, safety and environmental management for workers.

Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, begins his tour of the Far East on 23 September, starting in Singapore. He is planning to meet with 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.

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.

Mike Robinson was recently interviewed by SHP, one year after he stepped into his role at the British Safety Council. Read about why he took the role, and what he thinks are the biggest challenges in health and safety today.

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