Workplace health and safety standards webinar

This webinar raised awareness of the NHS Staff Council’s workplace health and safety standards, and how best to implement these.

General information

16 March 2023 12:00 - 13:30 GMT
Open to all

The guidance discussed during this webinar was developed by the NHS Staff Council's Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group (HSWG)through partnership working between unions, management and specialist advisors.

HSWG recognises that partnership working ensures best outcomes for patients and staff in protecting their health, safety and wellbeing and wishes to ensure this guidance is implemented with the same partnership approach.


This 90-minute webinar was an opportunity to hear latest updates on workplace health and safety standards from the NHS Staff Council's Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group, and how these can be implemented to best support your workforce.

The standards pull together legal requirements and guidance to help NHS organisations comply with goal-setting legislation. They provide practical pointers and signposting for meeting the appropriate standards and legal duties in key areas of workplace health and safety.  

The webinar was hosted by Jenny Michael and Kim Sunley, co-chairs of the NHS Staff Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group.

Attendees also heard from the Health and Safety Executive on key findings and recommendations from its recent inspection activity, and from the assistant director of health and safety at Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

You can view the webinar in full in the video at the bottom of this page. 

Who attended?

This event was open to all NHS roles, but was particularly beneficial to chief executive officers, chief people officers, directors, managers, wellbeing guardians, health and safety representatives, infection prevention control representatives, trade union representatives, and social care staff. 

Key speakers

  • Martin McMahon, HM Inspector of Health and Safety at Health and Safety Executive. 
  • Stewart Crowe, Assistant Director of Health and Safety at Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Presentation slides

See or download the presentation slides at the link below:

Find further HSWG resources to support you in your organisation.