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Anticipating and adapting to change in the world of work

HSL is to run a 1 day course on Anticipating and adapting to change in the world of work.

Please email your expression of interest


Are you keeping pace with change and tackling the problems of tomorrow today? The new and emerging health and safety challenges that come with social, economic and technological change include:

  • Workforce trends - an ageing population, changing work patterns, workforce diversity (from veterans to Generation Z)
  • Low carbon economy - are 'green jobs' safe jobs?
  • The energy challenge - increased demand, aging infrastructure, increases in distributed generation
  • Smart technologies - automation, robotics and artificial intelligence

Unlocking Innovation

Anticipating and tackling the potential impact of these changes is not about discovering obscure and unlikely risks but rather ensuring that workplace health and safety considerations do not act as unnecessary barriers to future growth.

In this one day workshop we will introduce to you to the work of the HSL Foresight Centre and show how companies can benefit from anticipating and adapting to the changing world.  Delegates will be introduced to a range of practical techniques to identify future challenges and opportunities.

The workshop will cover

  • Megatrends - what are they, where do they come from, why do they matter and how do they impact on risks management?
  • How to identify relevant sub-trends and balance conflicting priorities using a simple prioritisation tool.
  • Explore the power of scenarios to understand the impact of possible futures on strategic plans.
  • Using 'snap-shot workshops' as a catalyst for colleagues and stakeholders to engage, join the dots and consider opportunities and threats in a strategic context.
  • Tools for making sense of anticipated future changes  and introduction to how HSE's Foresight Team can provide help, tailored  for your organisation.


By the end of the session, you will have an awareness and appreciation of the relevance and practicality of anticipating and making sense of future changes and their potential impact on health and safety.

Who should attend?

Directors, senior managers and leaders in health and safety thinking.


The workshop will be run at the Health & Safety Laboratory in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at



For further information email: or contact the Training & Conferences Unit at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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HSL Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

+44 (0)203 028 3704