The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University
of Manchester (UoM) have committed to launching an Institute for
Risk and Regulatory Research.
The new Thomas Ashton Institute will capitalise on the existing
strong international credibility of both the University of
Manchester and HSE. It will act as a hub for Risk and Regulatory
excellence reaching out globally through its educational activities
and acting as an authoritative source of health and safety
knowledge and expertise.
The Institute will deliver research, training and learning on a
national and global stage, and will support HSE and the University
of Manchester even further in growing capability and expertise in
the management and regulation of risk.
Health and safety practitioners from around the world will be
able to learn and benefit from the knowledge and learning
opportunities available from the Institute, taking back an enhanced
competence to their own countries where it can be used to improve
safety and health locally.
One of the key aims of the Institute's work will be to take the
lessons learned from four decades of incident investigations and
research and making them accessible to industry. The work will help
to make sure that mistakes are not repeated as new technologies and
industries emerge. Both partners are keen to bring new technologies
to fruition safely and more quickly by addressing safety, health
and regulatory barriers before they emerge.
The Thomas Ashton Institute will reduce risk, increase assurance
and influence the leaders of today and tomorrow to transform the
working world in the UK and abroad.
For more information visit: www.ashtoninstitute.ac.uk