Safety4Good: New campaign aims to promote health and safety
Safety4Good is calling on people working in health and safety to either support a good cause with some of their professional services or donate a few hours or a day’s pay to mark World Safety & Health at Work Day on 28 April, 2019.
The new campaign has been launched to encourage health and safety professionals to give either their time or their money to help raise the profile of the profession.
The leaders of campaign have chosen a portfolio of charities for health and safety professionals to choose from, which include the mental health charity Mind, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the RNLI.
The campaign has also launched a website, which showcases some of the work already being done by the sector to help local and national charities.
The includes a 900-mile sponsored cycle ride by staff at the health and safety recruitment agency, Principal People, to raise money and awareness for Safety4Good.
Principal People’s Managing Director Simon Bliss told SHP Online he was “proud” to support the campaign.
“It enables health and safety professionals to demonstrate their genuine commitment to improving the lives and well-being of not just the working population, but all in society,” added Mr Bliss.
ISS UK’s Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Tim Proctor said he was supporting the campaign because he recognises that health and safety has had a “certain reputation over the years” and the time has come ‘for us to say enough is enough and that I am proud to work in this industry’.”
“Safety4Good is a great way for us to show that we can share our passion and our benefits to others where there is a need, whether this is through supporting charities or giving our time to offer professional advice to those who need it,” he added.
While Thames Water’s Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing, Karl Simons commented: “The aim of Safety4Good in capturing and highlighting all the great work undertaken by our 50,000 health and safety practitioners, that goes beyond their day job to support charities and worthwhile causes in their local communities, is why I fully support this initiative.”
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