Lawrence Waterman is British Safety Council’s new Chairman

by PM Today staff / 8/8/2017 12:42:14 PM

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Waterman as the new Chairman of the British Safety Council.

Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the British Safety Council since October 2010, will retire after seven years in the post on 24 November 2017.

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. Lawrence 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.

Mike Robinson said: “We are delighted to welcome Lawrence Waterman to the Board of the British Safety Council. He will be joining the charity at a time of significant domestic and international developments and wide-ranging public debates, which present both challenges and opportunities for health and safety professionals.

“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.”

Commenting on his appointment, Lawrence 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.”