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Published on August 8th, 2017 | by The GC Team


British Safety Council appoints new Chairman

Health and safety campaigner Lawrence Waterman has been announced as the new Chairman of the British Safety Council.

He succeeds Lynda Armstrong OBE, who retires 24th November 2017 after seven years in the post.

Lawrence Waterman OBE CFIOSH is a founding partner at the Park Health and Safety Partnership, and was formerly head of health and safety for the London Olympic Delivery Authority. He is past president of IOSH and is also a visiting professor at Loughborough University where he both teaches and participates in research. He was appointed OBE for services to health and safety in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours.

Commenting on his appointment, Waterman said: “I have had the privilege to act as a trustee to both the British Safety Council and IOSH and I am familiar with the excellent work done by charities committed to making a difference. I am looking forward to taking on the role of Chairman of the British Safety Council, which focuses on protecting vulnerable people in the workplace and empowering them to better manage risk, wellbeing and mental health.”

Chief Executive of the British Safety Council Mike Robinson said: “Lawrence has considerable health and safety experience and he will help the British Safety Council have its voice heard on key issues and promote our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work, both in Britain and abroad.

“Over seven years as Chair of the British Safety Council, Lynda Armstrong has presided over a period of transformation that has seen the charity became a leading voice of health and safety. We are very grateful for her leadership and hard work in raising the profile of the British Safety Council and promoting the business case for sensible and proportionate health and safety management.”

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