The British Safety Council, one of the leaders in health, safety and environmental management recently opened its office in Mumbai with NIST Institute as its strategic partner.
By establishing a new company, British Safety Council (India) LLP will offer a range of products (audit, training, e-learning, qualifications and membership) increasingly tailored to the needs of the domestic market. In India, where around 80 per cent of estimated 465 million-strong workforce are not protected by the existing health and safety legal framework, the Council hopes to raise awareness of the importance of health and safety.
The construction industry, which is the second largest employer of workforce in India, contributes to 24.20% of all occupational fatalities, the highest in the country annually. In comparison, in the UK, there were 137 fatalities in 2016 and 30 of them occurred in the construction industry (21%).