A group of experts discuss the health and safety of an ageing workforce in the second of a two-part article (see part one).

The following people took part:

  • Alan Beazley, advice, policy and research specialist at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

  • Kathleen Houston, rehabilitation development manager at the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives

  • Chris Ball, chief executive of TAEN, The Age and Employment Network.

Do we need more research and resources to better understand how to manage an older workforce?

Kathleen Houston: Now I’m wearing a research hat. The researchers will always say that more research is needed, but there has to come a time when existing research is put into practice.

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