Engineering a Safer Future: Safety at Work



Published: February 2021

This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

What has the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about the future of safety at work?

The Safety at Work session, held on 15 September 2020, was a moderated conversation around safety challenges in a post-Covid world, from small-scale practical issues to long-term consequences to our institutions  and systems.

The conversation drew on emerging findings from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s research as well as input from grant holders and experts around global perceptions on risk and safety at work, and how these might be affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The session reflected on how Covid-19 has disrupted existing practice around safety at work, how the sector has adapted, and what lessons the current disruption holds for our shared future.

In the session participants were asked to examine how their work life has changed between January and September 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic; how they have managed to stay resilient – both personally and professionally – and prepare for a ‘new normal’ future.

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