The Future of Health and Safety at Work 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - Thursday, July 15, 2021
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Online Event
Virtual Conference


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. 

This event will address the most pressing issues for health and safety professionals that have emerged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear a combination of policy updates and practical case study examples from leading practitioners from health and safety industry bodies and across public sector organisations.

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 
  • Understand approaches to demonstrate a commitment to high levels of health and safety performance despite budget reductions  
  • Assess the means of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff and students in higher education 
  • Evaluate the significance of utilising data and technology to put in place robust management systems and being pro-active in managing health and safety standards 
  • Discover modes of enforcing the legal requirement for employers to carry out a Covid-secure risk assessment and sharing it with staff 

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 


The Future of Health and Safety at Work 2021 brings together senior leaders from across the health sector, Government, academia and the wider public 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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If you would like to be invoiced for this event please select the 'Invoice' ticket option and we will be in touch to arrange payment. Please note, the event is not free if you choose to pay via invoice.

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Dates and Timings

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


*Agenda subject to change.

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