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Videos from the British Safety Council 


The last word

A short drama exploring the dangers of stress. With over 60% of all work accidents related to stress, The last word portrays how day-to-day worries can have fatal consequences at work. Made for British Safety Council’s Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to educate young people in the importance of their own health and wellbeing when they start work and encourage healthy habits for a lifetime.




British Safety Council at 60

A history of the British Safety Council since its inception in 1957 by campaigner James Tye. Completely constructed from archive footage, the film shows how British society has changed over the last 60 years and how health and safety has been treated in those years. From a time when thousands of workers were killed, a daily occurrence that attracted little comment by public or authorities alike; the emergence of the British Safety Council, strongly advocating legislative and cultural change; the use of campaigning techniques to move hearts and minds, to the present day with fatalities in the low hundreds and the ongoing challenge of poor health and wellbeing.





Future risk: the next 60 years

A series of interviews with academics and thought leaders on how work will change in the future and possible impacts on our health, safety and wellbeing. The film explores the impact of automation, of working alongside robots, the ageing workforce, insecure contracts and other changes we are witnessing today that are likely to become more profound for our health tomorrow. Contributions from Professor Cary Cooper, CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Manchester Business School; Michael Rendell, a partner with PwC and leads the Firm’s Global Human Resources Consulting practice; and Andrew Curran, HSE's Chief Scientific Adviser and responsible for HSL's scientific excellence and the delivery of HSE's investigation and research projects. 



Risk: the British Safety Council film competition

Winning entries by young filmmakers for British Safety Council’s recent film competition to celebrate its 60th anniversary. We asked young filmmakers under 25 from across the globe to respond to a brief about what risk means to them. We received films of great quality, exploring many different topics, from the risks of gun crime, to the risks associated with trust and loyalty, climate change and losing oneself in social media.


Me, Myself and I (Winner): You’re never alone when you have a mobile phone.


Inertia: A moment of decision to protect a life


Let’s plan a holiday: A comedy about climate change


Risk: A young woman’s personal take on risk


Days passed: Gun crime is just part of life  


Flight risk: A battle of trust between two sisters


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