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Health, Safety and Security upgraded

Gio Furno, Group Head of Health, Safety and Security, London

In late 2017, I moved from our Global Exhibitions business to set up a Group Health, Safety and Security team. Our aim was to centralise and strengthen how we manage health, safety and security for our events, our offices and our colleagues when they travel for business. Our team of six is responsible for setting policies in each area, reviewing how each division operates in each region, reporting to senior management and the board, and giving expert guidance to divisional teams who in turn put this into practice. 

This new approach is helping us to better look after the wellbeing of our colleagues and the guests at our events, even though this is becoming increasingly complex. We’ll be working with each division to ensure the HSS standards we’ve set are fully and successfully implemented.Already in 2017 there’s been additional HSS training for 200 [2016:150] colleagues. And in 2018, we’ll be training another 300 people to improve the global management of HSS.

By the end of 2019, we want to be ISO 45001 certified – this international standard for occupational health and safety will help us become even better at preventing injury and ill-health among colleagues.