Safety, Health & Wellbeing Panel

Safety, Health & Wellbeing Panel

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The Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel works to keep members up to date with changes to health and safety legislation.

The Panel provide strategic guidance on issues relating to health and safety that affect the Institution’s members. Topics include:

  • Climate emergency
  • Changes to the Institution’s requirements and legislation on health and safety
  • Design risk management
  • Mental health and wellbeing

 

Panel structure:
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Health and Safety Executive representative
  • Young Members Panel representative
  • Temporary Works Forum representative
  • Up to 24 other members (including members of various grades and those based in different locations)

 

Get involved:
We invite expressions of interest in Panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.

Members of the Panel are expected to fully participate in supporting and driving the Panel’s activities forward.

There are many ways that you can contribute to the activities of the group, and you will be expected to do some work outside the meetings, for example drafting or reviewing guidance and keeping up to date on the latest developments on health and safety.

The Panel meet four times a year. A maximum of one meeting will be in person at Institution HQ, whilst all other meetings are held online. Online access to meetings is always available.

Contact the Panel if you have questions about their work.

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