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The Future of Health and Safety at Work 2021

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The Future of Health and Safety at Work 2021

July 14, 15 2021


According to the latest HSE statistics, in 2019-20 28.8 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. The estimated cost of injuries and ill health in the workplace was £16.2 billion in 2018/2019. 

The most common cause of long-term sickness absence is mental health and stress.  According to the CIPD and Simply Health and Wellbeing Survey 2020, 37% of respondents cited stress-related absences as having increased in the last year.  Work related stress accounts for 44% of work-related ill health and 54% of working days lost in 2018/19. 

Employers must be fully compliant with health and safety legislation in order to avoid penalties and fulfil their legal and moral responsibilities to protect employees from harm.  Covid-19 has presented an additional challenge for employers in making workplaces Covid-secure with safe social distancing and adequate PPE. 

The increase of people working from home and the effects of Covid-19 on mental health are key challenges that must be addressed.

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  •  Understand the regulation of health and safety standards during the Covid-19 pandemic and the response of the Government
  • Learn the importance of providing an assurance assessment service that covers risk management, risk assessment, workplace adjustments and safe operating procedures
  • Hear of ways to conduct risk assessment reviews and providing support for workplace procedure development
  • Using HSE guidance and risk scoring or stratification approaches to identify who is at risk of harm
  • Discover means of ensuring that accidents, incidents, and dangerous occurrences are reported and managed
  • Assess the means of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff and students in higher education

Benefits of Attending

  •  Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your workplace
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform your organisational capabilities


This event brings together Government and the wider public sector, academia, and senior leaders from across the health sector to hear the latest policy updates across the industry and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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Dates and Timings

This is a 2-day event. Day 1: 09:00am – 14:00pm.  Day 1: 09:00am – 14:00pm.  

*Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 9:00 to Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:00