Safety, Health & Wellbeing Panel

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

The panel reviews and seeks to influence health and safety related legislation, regulations and codes of practice.


  • Chair
  • Representative of the Health and Safety Executive
  • Representative of the Young Members Panel
  • Up to 11 other members
  • Corresponding members


Get involved:

As an experienced practitioner in safety, health and wellbeing issues you will work with the panel to provide useful guidance and updates to members.

You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.

Participating in the panel is a great way to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We invite expressions of interest in panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.

Contact the panel if you have questions about their work. 

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Featured resources and events

<h4>Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) panels: Investigation and assessment</h4>

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) panels: Investigation and assessment

This free guidance provides identification and remediation solutions for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks. RAAC has been used in building structures in the UK and Europe since the late 1950’s, most commonly as precast roof panels in flat roof construction, but in the 1990s structural deficiencies became apparent.

Date ‐ 7 March 2022
Author ‐ RAAC Study Group
Price ‐ Free
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2022: The new Code of Conduct

The Professional Conduct Committee has recently undertaken an in-depth review of the Code of Conduct. The new Code will be launched on the 1st of January 2022. 

Date ‐ 15 December 2021
Author ‐ Rui Carvalho-Pais, Professional Conduct Manager
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Healthy building design – what can structural engineers do?

What does it mean to design a building or structure with health and well-being in mind?

Date ‐ 6 December 2021
Author ‐ Sanja Buncic, Simon Corbey and Nina McCallion
Price ‐ 0
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<h4>Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction</h4>

Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction

This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Lizzie Blaisdell Collins and Joe White
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Introducing the Level of Definition Responsibility Matrix</h4>

Introducing the Level of Definition Responsibility Matrix

Steve Faulkner briefl y explains how the Institution’s new Responsibility Matrix will help clarify an engineer’s responsibilities on a project.

Date ‐ 2 August 2021
Author ‐ Steve Faulkner
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
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Structural safety when designing lean in the climate emergency

The IStructE Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel considers the safety implications when aspiring to a lean design.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ IStructE Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel
Price ‐ £0
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Recognising mental health problems

Andy Leask FIStructE discusses some of the signs that someone needs support.

Date ‐ 15 May 2020
Author ‐ Andy Leask FIStructE
Price ‐ 0

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Mental Health First Aid training 2022 (online)

Qualify as a Mental Health First Aider through a mix of individual learning activities and live online training sessions.

Date ‐ 4 October 2022
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Discover how to protect yourself from cyberattack and ransomware. This webinar, in collaboration with Mitigo, will bring to life the attacks that are hitting firms and give a view of what it takes to become protected.

Date ‐ 7 June 2022
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Sweden Region - a very European lunch

A series of poignant and inspiring talks and rapid Pecha-Kucha-style presentations from around continental Europe.

Date ‐ 1 June 2022
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Common problems encountered when complying with Building Regulations

An online technical presentation outlining common problems complying with the Building Regulations.

Date ‐ 17 May 2022
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CROSS: Basement excavation under a semi-detached house causes collapse

This month’s CROSS Safety Report highlights the importance of the relationship between the permanent works engineer, the temporary works engineer, and the contractor in basement construction, and the need for competent persons to fill these roles regardless of the size of the overall project.

Date ‐ 3 May 2022
Author ‐ CROSS
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International World Day for Safety and Health at Work

This brief blog from Phil Baker offers some pointers on engaging with health and safety in the workplace.

Date ‐ 28 April 2022
Price ‐ Free
<h4>Fire safety and design considerations in composite structures</h4>

Fire safety and design considerations in composite structures

Through real-life case studies and examples, learn about the importance of fire safety in structures and how to improve it.

Date ‐ 27 April 2022
Author ‐ Florian Block, Tom Lennon and Yong Wang
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An introduction to prevention through design

By establishing systems to identify and implement measures to control risks, the engineer can ensure that a design is both appropriate and proportionate to the requirements, demands and controls that are and will be placed upon it.

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Author ‐ Chris Farrell and Julia Allison
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