Speaking on the 28 September, Hackitt outlined her hopes for her next term of office and how the health and safety industry needs to tackle fresh challenges over the next few years.
Highlighting the fact that figures still remain too high for workplace accidents and work-related ill health, particularly through industrial diseases, she spoke about how it is important to continue to make inroads on the currently high tolls. Britannia Safety and Training, a health and safety training provider located in Norfolk, supports the statement of the HSE Chair. With Hackitt placing particular focus on reducing the number of workers contracting industrial diseases and with such great media attention surrounding asbestos diseases over the past year Britannia are ready to launch their new training facility which will support high quality asbestos health and safety training to ensure that those working with the fibre are truly aware of its dangers and how to correctly avoid any hazard.
Colin Wright, Director of Britannia Safety Training said “Set up in 1998, Britannia’s aim is to keep abreast of red tape in a world of ever-changing rules and regulations. Unfortunately the health and safety industry sometimes receives a certain amount of bad press due to many poorly reported stories but in truth the only thing we want to do is to work out a common sense approach to help businesses find a way through the minefield that is health and safety legislation”
Britannia’s new health and safety training facility will focus on confined spaces as well as asbestos awareness where delegates will be able to experience unique practical activities to heighten their awareness of the dangers, and how they need to work with asbestos in the field.
Increasing the reputation of the health and safety industry is another area Hackitt addressed, criticising the fact that dishonest decisions are often blamed on health and safety. The HSE has been eager to make people see the difference between real health and safety and the nonsense and are keen to keep up this media pressure.
“At Britannia we make sure that our health and safety training courses aren’t just about complying with industry regulations”
There’s much work to be done in the health and safety industry but with the support of health and safety training providers, such as Britannia, the HSE’s task may well be a much smoother one.
To find out more about Britannia's services, visit their website: http://www.britanniaits.com/