The Future of Workplace Health, Safety, and Wellbeing: A Perspective from Intelligent Fingerprinting


The Future of Workplace Health, Safety, and Wellbeing: A Perspective from Intelligent Fingerprinting

Back to News & Resources

As the UK prepares for its next General Election, the British Safety Council (BSC) has published a compelling ‘Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Manifesto.’ This manifesto sets out seven key policy demands within four critical areas: regulation, wellbeing, technology and the future of work, and skills. Fifty years after the landmark Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), BSC calls on political leaders to commit to making the next 50 years the safest in the nation’s history. At Intelligent Fingerprinting, we support these initiatives, recognising their alignment with our mission to enhance workplace safety through innovative drug testing solutions. 


One of the cornerstones of the BSC manifesto is the creation of a dedicated Minister for Wellbeing. This role would lead the development and delivery of the UK’s first National Wellbeing Strategy, ensuring a cohesive approach to health, safety, and wellbeing. At IFP, we understand the critical need for regulatory frameworks that support innovative health and safety practices. Our fingerprint drug testing technology exemplifies how modern solutions can enhance regulatory compliance and promote a safer workplace environment. 


The manifesto also highlights the need for a robust National Wellbeing Strategy. This strategy would address the increasing levels of workplace stress and anxiety, which significantly impact employees’ health and wellbeing. The UK lost an estimated 32.5 million days to work-related ill-health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2022/2023, underscoring the urgency of this issue. By integrating advanced technologies like our non-invasive drug testing system, employers can take proactive steps to monitor and improve employee wellbeing, ultimately reducing absenteeism and enhancing productivity. 

Technology and the Future of Work 

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the BSC’s call for support for companies investing in new technologies is particularly pertinent. The integration of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can revolutionise workplace health and safety standards. At IFP, our cutting-edge fingerprint drug testing technology aligns with this vision, offering a quick, hygienic, and cost-effective solution for on-the-spot drug screening. Such technologies not only enhance safety but also contribute to a dignified and respectful testing process, fostering a positive workplace culture. 


Investment in health and safety training is crucial to maintaining high standards in the workplace. The BSC’s proposal to include health and safety training spend in any new Skills Tax Credit is a forward-thinking approach to honouring the legacy of the Health and Safety at Work Act. At IFP, we advocate for continuous training and education to ensure that employers and employees are well-versed in the latest health and safety protocols. Our technology simplifies the drug testing process, enabling organisations to conduct in-house training and testing without requiring specialist staff or facilities. 

The Economic Impact 

The economic implications of poor workplace health and safety are profound. Sickness and illness are at a 10-year high, costing the UK an estimated £122 billion per year. By adopting innovative technologies and fostering a culture of wellbeing, businesses can mitigate these costs. At IFP, we believe that our fingerprint drug testing system can play a crucial role in this endeavour, providing an efficient and reliable method to ensure a drug-free workplace. 

The British Safety Council’s ‘Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Manifesto’ is a timely and essential call to action for political leaders and policymakers. At Intelligent Fingerprinting, we support these policy demands and are committed to contributing to a safer and healthier future for all workplaces. Our innovative fingerprint drug testing technology aligns with the manifesto’s vision, offering a practical and effective solution to enhance workplace safety and wellbeing. As the UK looks ahead to the next 50 years, we stand ready to support the initiatives that will make this period the safest in the nation’s history. 

To find out more about the benefits of fingerprint drug screening please either schedule a no obligation online demo with one of our team to see the system in action, read through our case studies to see how the system has helped others in your industry, or contact us directly if you have any further questions.

Schedule a Demo | Read Case Studies | Contact Us

Related Articles and Resources

View All