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The British Safety Council has made changes to provide easier access to resources and information about health and safety procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Auditors for the ISO 45001 and 14001 certification, along with consultancy service staff, are using online remote technology to communicate with organisations. Any planned audits should still be able to go ahead without the auditors having to visit the workplace.

Mike Robinson, the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said:

“During these uncertain times, it is important that we back our members and the public in any way we can. We are proud to offer these remote services to support organisations [as they] maintain high health and safety standards throughout this difficult time.”

He said that he could not forecast when restrictions will be lifted, but it was important that the British Safety Council continues to help its clients maintain high safety standards. 


The British Safety Council already delivers online training with access to tutors available without having to meet face to face. Courses on remote working are being offered free of charge to help people working from home. 

 

Tom Kent of Nuffield Health, who attended the NEBOSH National Diploma Live Online course said it was:

“Surprisingly engaging. It was just like being in a real classroom and there was no commute.”

 
Organisations in essential sectors that are still operating practice social distancing and wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). The British Safety Councils want all organisations to evolve their health and safety policies, believing that nobody should become ill because of unsafe working practices.

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