The British Safety Council (BSC) has launched its health and safety manifesto, 'Working Well', which sets out five steps to help improve workplace safety and reduce the number of work related injuries.

According to the BSC, there are still too many people being killed or injured at work. Figures quoted by the BSC show that there were 26,000 major injuries and 26.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury in Britain in 2010/11. Globally, around 2.2 million workers are killed each year.

Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: “Our vision is that no-one should be killed, injured or made ill through work activities. Our goal is to bring together influential players, including politicians and opinion formers, to help focus on what we need to do make that vision a reality. Health and safety, when properly and sensibly managed, produces immense business, economic and social benefits.”