HSE International ISSUE 109 - Page 25

injuries at work, and the focus of the British Safety Council’s efforts were safety issues. Now, Britain is a professional and service-based economy in which workers face different demands and risks. As the number of accidents has decreased, there has been an increasing awareness of health issues and their long-term implications. Today, a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce is at the heart of the economy. Many people can operate from anywhere with an internet connection and the gig economy is changing the nature of employment relationships. “These are challenging times for businesses